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University student arrested for punching girlfriend in the face

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Police in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 19-year-old university student on suspicion of assaulting his 21-year-old girlfriend by punching her in the face.

According to police reports, the suspect hit his girlfriend at her home at around 1 p.m. on Monday, local media reported. The victim sustained injuries to her face, including a fractured cheekbone.

The hospital that treated the woman contacted police after suspecting she had been the victim of violence.

When the suspect was taken to the hospital by police, the victim admitted he had assaulted her.

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I see a lot of couples of that demography, grab and slap each others faces on the train. It's flirting it seems. But it makes me cringe as it could easily get out of hand.

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Punching female, that's how today Japanese youth's samurai spirit still lives on.

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It is good that this is news. It is news because it is unusual which means it doesn't happen often - that is a good thing.

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Just because one case is reported does not mean it is a rare occurrence. Many are reluctant to report domestic abuse.

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He fractured her cheekbone! That's not just an assault, that's committing GBH and I hope that the courts deal with him appropriately i.e. a prison sentence that will screw the rest of his miserable life.

Alternatively, the girl's father or brother or suitable relative should have the chance to discuss the perpetrator's actions with him.

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Alternatively, the girl's father or brother or suitable relative should have the chance to discuss the perpetrator's actions with him.

Because intelligent people think vigilante justice is beneficial to society, right?

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A Man who hits a Woman is not a Man, plain and simple. Coward is the word that is best replaces Man

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A fractured cheekbone would also lead me to the conclusion that something dire had occurred

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Because intelligent people think vigilante justice is beneficial to society, right?

If she was your daughter or sister then you might think so too. Oh and if you're going to use a word like vigilante first you need to understand its proper meaning and use.

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I wonder, if a woman punched a man in the face and broke his cheek bone would it get a news headline?

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proxy Today 07:42 am JST

It is good that this is news. It is news because it is unusual which means it doesn't happen often - that is a good thing.

No. This is not at all the case.

In case you did not know, news organizations don't publish every single crime incident that is reported to the police. The crime section of newspapers only prints certain stories, by sorting though the press releases from the national police agency and picking out only the stories that they think their readers will be the most interested in. Only a fraction of the total number of crimes that are reported to the police are reported in the media.

In addition, if you are only getting your news from the English langauge media, you are only seeing a fraction of the daily news stories happening all around Japan. Most of the info on crime is available only in Japanese.

For a more in-depth understanding of the problem of DV in Japan, you will need to google "incidents of domestic violence" in Japanese, and read much much more deeply, including police reports (the white paper on crime is a good start) and you can get further info from groups that support victims of DV (of which there are many.)

The same goes for incidents of molestation or other sex crimes. I keep seeing posts by men who try to deny that sex crimes are even a problem in Japan, all because people are allowing their cognitive dissonance on the subject to convince them of Japan's "safety" rather than doing any actual reserach, which, if they really looked, would demonstrate that Japan is not actually as safe for women as it may seem on the surface.

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Dork. They need to start showing the mug shots of these losers.

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StrangerlandToday 08:03 am JST

Because intelligent people think vigilante justice is beneficial to society, right?

No, because many people are more than eager to enact acts of violence purely for revenge. Intelligent? No, it's not intelligent at all - it's instinctual. But after all, humans are animals, and sometimes we act like it.

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@girl_in_tokyo The incidence of domestic violence is about evenly split between men and woman. And most perpetrators of both physical and mental abuse of children are mothers.

Japan does a much better job of reporting "when woman attack" then western countries.

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proxyToday 12:49 pm JST

@girl_in_tokyo The incidence of domestic violence is about evenly split between men and woman.

No. The number of perpetrators is skewed towards males. You can find that in the white paper on crime. I'll point you to it: https://www.moj.go.jp/EN/housouken/houso_hakusho2.html

But you need to do the reading for yourself.

You don't seem to understand that you can't just delcare something is the case without doing the proper research. I've given you the tools; so get to it then you can come back to argue with evidence if you find a different answer than the one I've given here.

And most perpetrators of both physical and mental abuse of children are mothers.

This is not the subject we are discussing / don't try to change the subject.

Japan does a much better job of reporting "when woman attack" then western countries.

Do you have evidence of this? I'll wait.

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@girl_in_tokyo Come on! Walk around town for a couple of hours. You will hear so many mothers calling their child "stupid" and hitting them on the head. How have you not noticed?

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What a charmer.

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proxyToday 01:11 pm JST

@girl_in_tokyo Come on! Walk around town for a couple of hours. You will hear so many mothers calling their child "stupid" and hitting them on the head. How have you not noticed?

You said,

@girl_in_tokyo The incidence of domestic violence is about evenly split between men and woman.

Japan does a much better job of reporting "when woman attack" then western countries.

How does walking around town listening to how mothers speak to their children prove this?

Do not change the subject - continue the discussion in good faith and answer what was asked, or admit that you are wrong/don't know/can't be bothered to research.

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@girl_in_toyko, someone voted down your first post. I fixed that. On this subject (and several others) you've expressed yourself more than adequately. Sorry can't buy you dinner when I'm in Tokyo this month. This isn't the platform for arranging a date, but I'm sure it would be interesting.

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girl_in_tokyo

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/woman-arrested-for-dumping-body-of-first-newborn-child-in-tochigi-prefecture

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@girl_in_tokyo

I mentioned "domestic violence" which includes violence that mothers perpetrate on their children. Perhaps you have that confused with intimate partner violence?

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proxyOct. 11 10:47 pm JST

@girl_in_tokyo

I mentioned "domestic violence" which includes violence that mothers perpetrate on their children. Perhaps you have that confused with intimate partner violence?

The story is about intimate partner violence, yes, which is what we were discussing with your two comments. By pretending otherwise and trying to change the subject, it's clear you are trying to weasel out of providing evidence for your claims. As a reminder, you made two claims:

@girl_in_tokyo The incidence of domestic violence is about evenly split between men and woman.

Japan does a much better job of reporting "when woman attack" then western countries.

Cite evidence or admit you don't know/don't care/can't be bothered to research.

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TrevorPeaceOct. 11 05:06 pm JST

@girl_in_toyko, someone voted down your first post. I fixed that. On this subject (and several others) you've expressed yourself more than adequately. Sorry can't buy you dinner when I'm in Tokyo this month. This isn't the platform for arranging a date, but I'm sure it would be interesting.

hahaha ... thanks for the offer anyway. :)

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Alongfortheride - I would like to see you tell another man in their face that they are not a man and a coward.

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travelbangaijinToday 04:34 am JST

Alongfortheride - I would like to see you tell another man in their face that they are not a man and a coward.

I have done this, and of course nothing happened because COWARD.

When guys like this come up against someone who pushes back, someone who doesn't show fear and is clearly not afraid of them, they melt like chocolate in the sun.

Men who hit women rely on womens' innate fear of men to bully them. They never imagine they're going to meet a woman who can't be bullied. I've gone toe to toe with guys like this, and each and every one of them backed up.

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Violence is never acceptable in relationships. I used to have a girlfriend that would hit me all the time. It's how I learned I'll never hit a girl in a relationship, because if I had the capability, I would have done it one of the times she punched me in the face or kicked me in the shins.

When I got out of that relationship, I vowed never to be in a relationship of domestic violence again. I feel for any women (or men) in this situation. Get out - you don't need this person.

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