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TBS producer arrested after punching wife in face

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 40-year-old man who works as a program producer at Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) on suspicion of assaulting his wife after he punched her in the face. 

According to police, the incident occurred at the couple’s home in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Go Ohata and his wife got into an argument during which he punched her in the face, inflicting minor injuries. Ohata’s wife called 119 to report she was being beaten by her husband.

Police said Ohata has admitted to the charge.

TBS issued a public apology, stating: “It is regrettable that our employee has been arrested. We will strictly deal with the situation after verifying the facts.”

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The wife should divorce him and squeeze every single Yen out of this idiot's pocket.

But I guess, that is not possible in Japan.

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It is regrettable that our employee has been arrested. 

Nothing from TBS about condemning this assault against his wife, and domestic violence in general, just a "regret" that the scum was arrested. TBS - the sewer of Japanese broadcasting.

I hope this lowlife coward Ohata now loses his job, wife, family and everything.

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My father taught me a very simple rule:

A man who hits a woman is no man at all.

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The wife should divorce him and squeeze every single Yen out of this idiot's pocket.

But I guess, that is not possible in Japan.

and why is not possible in Japan?

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It is regrettable that our employee has been arrested.

Not if he punched a woman in the face. Then his arrest is a good thing

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“It is regrettable that our employee has been arrested. We will strictly deal with the situation after verifying the facts.”

Fact is he punched her in the face, and has admitted it. What other 'facts' are there that need to be verified?

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What’s that about : ”It is regrettable that our employee has been arrested.” - Is it in the translation? “It’s is embarrassing for ...” ??

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It is not regrettable that he's been arrested.

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Why did he punch her at 2:30am? We shouldn’t judge other people’s private relationships without more information. Did she have an affair, bully him??? We just don’t know.

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Did she have an affair, bully him??

Does it matter? Unless she was trying to kill him and it was self defense, I can't think of any other excuse that is acceptable.

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I've been hit in the face multiple times by my JP ex girlfriend. Japanese women seem to be very loose with their anger and can be quite violent towards partners and laugh it off as cute crazy. It works both ways, we don't know the story here and what if any provocation was involved, if she was physical to him and he snapped and retaliated.

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For those of you bashing TBS for saying "it is regrettable that he got arrested", please be aware that they are not saying "we wish he had not got found out".

The nuance in the original Japanese is "it is regrettable that one of our employees did something so bad that it warranted his getting arrested".

They probably said something like 「社員の逮捕は遺憾だ」or some other variation along those lines.

This implies criticism of the whole series of events leading up to and including the arrest.

I mean, think about it, is a major media organization going to make a statement like "We wish the police had not caught him?" Come on now.

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"""at around 2:30 a.m. """

Let me guess, Hummmmmmm, No it can't be!!LOL

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If you wern't there do not judge, unless you understand the circumstances and the situation you cannot pass judgement, have you ever dealt with an attacking japanese wife, have you ever tried to defend yourself when they will not stop, when they thrust knives at you when they run at you kicking and punching ?

Or should you stand there and take the onslaught? You cannot leave in that second !!

Sometimes it is unavoidable, do not pass judgement unless you understand how it was.

I do know that men do not strike woman in most cases and situations, but also woman know and play on that fact and will push the limits. So be aware and hear the full version before you hang the guy.

Unless you were they you do not know !!!

Easy to say what you Would do , but you wernt there and you wern't in that situation !

Not saying I justify the striking of woman but understand woman play up the fact they think they can use that to do what ever they think they like.

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Bjorn TomentionToday 09:40 pm JST

If you wern't there do not judge, unless you understand the circumstances and the situation you cannot pass judgement, have you ever dealt with an attacking japanese wife, have you ever tried to defend yourself when they will not stop, when they thrust knives at you when they run at you kicking and punching ?

There is no justification for a man punching his wife in the face.

You need to stop making excuses for spousal abuse.

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My late father gave me many words of wisdom, but none more apposite than these:

A man who hits a woman is no man at all.

My father taught me a very simple rule:

A man who hits a woman is no man at all.

Seems to be your M.O. for clicks whenever a man hitting a woman story comes up.I'd see it as it goes without saying.

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Awful, but why is it any business of his company ?

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All the real men are posting here saying "never hit a women". OK real man but its ok for a women to slap the crap out of you and you are just suppose to take it. There's two sides to this story and we were not in their living room on the front couch watching at 2am in the morning when the fight took place. Its easy for the women to cry foul and get attention just as a lot of the so call real men here sided with the women. It would be interesting to find out why the husband did hit her in the face. Don't judge until you know the real story and not a print one!

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Bjorn Tomention: "Not saying I justify the striking of woman"

Yes, that's precisely what you are saying, and not once have you what the man did was wrong; only made excuses for him and even blamed women in general. Well done!

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Both will be better off separately.

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I've been in an abusive relationship. She used to kick me, punch me, and even try to bite me. I never hit her, as I don't believe in violence. I threw her on the bed one time to get her off me. But if another guy hit her in life afterwards based on that behavior, I wouldn't condemn him outright, that's for sure.

Some women abuse the fact that men won't hit them.

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Look. This is a Personal issue - the guy may have been the most loving Husband of all time, and suddenly flipped during a moment of argument ... arm chair observers are welcome to have their opinion, though please don't harass the Couple - let them sort out the situation themselves.

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Additionally, the connection between a Private Person's Life and their Public Life as a run-of-the-mill employee, is despicable. If that applies to one Company, then it should Apply Uniformly across all Companies...

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Not sure why Japan likes to inform readers that they are either a contractor/hakken or unemployed man or employee of this company when they are arrested or accused of crime? Why does it matter if he/she employment status?

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Not sure why Japan likes to inform readers that they are either a contractor/hakken or unemployed man or employee of this company when they are arrested or accused of crime? Why does it matter if he/she employment status?

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Not sure why Japan likes to inform readers that they are either a contractor/hakken or unemployed man or employee of this company when they are arrested or accused of crime? Why does it matter if he/she employment status?

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It's how the news is reported in Japanese. Sounds weird to us in English, but these stories come from Japanese.

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mmwkdwMar. 9 11:57 pm JST

Look. This is a Personal issue - the guy may have been the most loving Husband of all time, and suddenly flipped during a moment of argument ... arm chair observers are welcome to have their opinion, though please don't harass the Couple - let them sort out the situation themselves.

Loving husbands don't punch their wife in the face when they have a disagreement.

This is not normal.

There is no reasonable explanation for this.

Stop trying to justify hitting women.

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Why is this even an issue?

Of course I in no way condone hitting your wife, but we all know bowing/"tears/camera time is in store and all will be done and done with! This is Japan! Where spousal abuse isn't takes as seriouisly as it should be. These mouth-breathers should be strung up by one butt cheek for 34 years.

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AbbeyMar. 9  10:28 pm JST

Awful, but why is it any business of his company ?

My guess is because he is (was) a Producer in the company - a "higher up" and it is a company in the media industry; they need to try to ensure that they don't lose any sponsors and viewers from this incident.

That being said, if this guy is "violent" or is known to display violence in the workplace, then it could cause some internal employees to speak up (though I doubt it) which could lead to employees filing a legal complaint which could further damage the image and confidence of the company.

The statement from the company as it is reported in the article seems very short to me. I suspect (and hope) there was more said. If not then that tells me that the company really doesn't care and they are just going through the motions to acknowledge that this event occurred --- which is sad...

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To the three people who downvoted me for saying men shouldn't hit women:

Interesting mast to nail your colours to.

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Derek GrebeMar. 12  02:40 pm JST

To the three people who downvoted me for saying men shouldn't hit women:

Interesting mast to nail your colours to.

Yep.

And I got four downvotes for saying that a loving husband doesn't punch his wife in the face.

Can you imagine the mindset of such people?

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