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Son arrested over murder of mother in Aomori home

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Police in Aomori City have arrested a 35-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 61-year-old mother at their home last week.

According to police, Shun Sato has admitted to killing his mother Junko Sato by beating her about the head and face with a hammer sometime between May 28 and May 31, Fuji TV reported. Police said the woman had at least 10 injuries to her head and face.

Sato called police at around 3 p.m. on May 31 and said he had found his mother's body in the living room after he returned home from an outing.

Sato was arrested on Tuesday night. Police said he has admitted to the crime and quoted him as saying there was bad blood between his mother and himself. He moved into the house with his mother in mid-May after his father died.

Sato told police he disposed of the hammer on the grounds of a shrine in Hirosaki City where it was found.

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Son sounds like a little boy. You should have written a 35 year old freak.

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There was “Bad blood”between them...... which probably means his mother said “why don’t you get a job and stop sponging off your mother? You are 35 years old!”

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Son sounds like a little boy. You should have written a 35 year old freak.

I initially took 'Son' to mean Masayoshi Son, and thought why on earth has he done that.

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Yesterday JT said she lived alone.It was so the son.No robbery, so who was he trying to fool?

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"I initially took 'Son' to mean Masayoshi Son, and thought why on earth has he done that."

I thought the same thing!

In my opinion, "Hikikomori" is a result of poor upbringing of children such when they grow-up cannot face the reality or the negative side of life. To make things worse, the attitude of the Japanese soceity of deeply rooted thoughts of "perfectness, purity and cleanliness" and a culture that rejects anything deemed alien or troublesome, totally complicates the situation.

Coming out of such a situation is not easy, it takes some time, and requires a lot of patience, understanding and support from the family.

The affected people are drawn into their own world and view everybody suspiciously, including their own parents. The parents do not know how to handle the situation and are enraged when they see their children being wasted at home. Hikikomori is a mental situation and you cannot argue with them in a normal way, they will simply view you as an enemy or someone who shouldn't be in there life or near them and hence the violent attitude when they are scolded or pushed to the limits.

This situation is not limited to Japanese only but to children born and raised in Japan by foreigner/Japanese couples.

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Do you think it's more likely that this happens when it's an only child?

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Should have had him under surveillance before this happened. No 35 year old man with any self respect lives at home with their mother.

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Evil little freak...

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Now, instead of his parents taking care of this lazy slug, we taxpayers will be doing it, for the rest of his life.

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"Police said he has admitted to the crime and quoted him as saying there was bad blood between his mother and himself."

Seen this movie enough times that "bad blood" translates to his mom telling him "you need to get a job".

From what I'm reading, he didn't make it 3 weeks living with her to go for a hammer. Way to go, thin skin.

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