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Police receive 6,452 requests for consultation over domestic violence in April

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Police across Japan received 6,452 requests for consultation on domestic violence in April, the National Police Agency ‘NPA) said this week. The number is up 16 cases (0.2%) over April2019.

According to the NPA, victims of abuse are less likely to seek help amid the coronavirus pandemic due to limitations on non-essential outings and requests for citizens to stay indoors.  

The report reveals that consultations rose in 21 prefectures with Hokkaido at 252 cases (up 77 from 2019) and Hyogo at 283 (up 61). There was also a decrease in domestic violence cases in 25 prefectures, including 303 in Aichi (down 98 from 2019). On the other hand, Fukushima stood at 93 cases, which is the same number as the previous year.

The highest number of consultations were 837 cases in Osaka (up 8), followed by 680 in Tokyo (up 14).

From January to the end of April, there were 25,950 consultations ―up by 500 (2% increase) from the same period last year.

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There was also a decrease in domestic violence cases in 25 prefectures, including 303 in Aichi (down 98 from 2019). On the other hand, Fukushima stood at 93 cases, which is the same number as the previous year.

No. There was a decrease in reports of domestic violence cases. This absolutely doesn't mean numbers are down. Victims may choose not to call the police, may choose to contact a local organisation instead, or may choose to do nothing because the kids are home.

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Face it: When you get a legion of inept, bullying office oyajis with no kohais to bully and no daily ritual of subordinates making ceremonial displays of respect to them, these sad b@stards are going to take their frustration out on whoever is closest.

And when you're locked up with a woman they consider as a chattel - guess what happens next?

If - and I'm not holding my breath here - any factual data ever reaches us about how COVID affected the populace, we are going to see a whole lot of brutalised women and kids in this burg.

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And the number that I'd like to see are how many were responded to and how many were taken into protective custody.

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what education have Japanese police been given to qualify them to consult on DV?

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Wonder how many Husbands were getting beaten by their wives...

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macvToday  11:56 am JST

what education have Japanese police been given to qualify them to consult on DV?

The law and the options it gives the victims?

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Thanks for filling out the forms. Now, if you'll just wait at home, someone will contact you. Probably your husband.

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Worked with a woman who came to work with a black eye and when I asked what happened, she very casually said, “Oh, my husband hit me.”

For about a week she rushed out of the office promptly at 5:00 whereas before she’d hang around pretending to do overtime until 6:00 or so.

The second week she gave HR her new address. And, when I asked about the move, she very casually said, “Oh, I moved.”

Doubt if she ever relied on the police to do anything so her case doesn’t show up on the ever reliable NPA statistics.

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I heard some yelling coming from the apartment across the street from my residence. I looked and my wife and asked her what she wanted for dinner. Life saver.

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Just...6,452 cases reported!? Ha!

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I thought japanese people are peaceful ???. Maybe, a disillusion on the part of the outside world.

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It’s not just couples either. My wife’s brother had been verbally abusing my wife every time he visited us, & only stopped when I intervened with a promise to hurt him if he continued. My wife’s response seems typical of most DV cases in Japan - ‘it’s a family issue, no need for the police’

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6,472? It's probably much higher. One young Japanese woman who recently left her Japanese husband told me she left him because he liked choking her for prolonged periods of time. Just the slightest comment she said would set him off. She tried to endure it but it was a little difficult to hang around after she began passing out. She was afraid that he'd go too far and she might not ever wake up the next time.

The scary thing, she said to me, was that he was quite normal most of the time, but once in a while he would just go off the deep end and flip out, like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.

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