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3 girls dead in Aichi; mother arrested

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What a horrible thing to do. Poor little girls. They deserved a better mother (and dad?) than they got, which is a common thing in many places.

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3 kids, two of which were under 5 and she's only in her 20s? Clearly she was unprepared to deal with motherhood and being so overwhelmed, she thought this was her only way out. RIP to those poor girls.

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So terrible. Yet jgov will turn a blind eye from mental health issues plaguing this country.

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Another tragic end to a troubled family in Japan. Surely the parents were overwhelmed with the responsibilities of childcare, few available government support resources, overworked and overtaxed. “Condolences” offered to the surviving family, friends, teachers and classmates.

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Too many children, and because all of them were very young, too much work to do, and she felt too stressed. The family didn't plan and didn't expect the struggles that motherhood takes.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

So much for asking women to have more children without essential support.

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The support for Japan’s families has been promised by new Prime Minister as a priority @Reckless 8:13am.

To summarize PM Kishida’s Oct 8, 2021 Policy Speech at the opening of the 205th Session of the Diet:

I also express my profound gratitude to the many people providing the support… I am resolved to invest all my heart, mind, and strength to overcome this national crisis together with the Japanese people,... It is against that backdrop that I was recently designated as the nation’s 100th prime minister.

We will also provide support for families with small children.

We will promote support for child-rearing by preparing childcare arrangements, strengthening cooperation among day care centers, kindergartens, and elementary schools, and expanding the after-school childcare system and preparing the environment for it to be used, among other initiatives.

We will examine what government administration should look like from the viewpoint of children and make that a reality.

https://japan.kantei.go.jp/100_kishida/statement/202110/_00005.html

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Post natal depression is a terrible thing to see but the Japanese stoic persona probably refuses to see it. I wonder if this woman cried out for help and was ignored. Just a tragedy all round!

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Is it just me or does it seem like Japan has a issue with family members killing each other. I know this happens in other countries, but for some reason it seems more common here.

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Having to care for 3 little kids in a cramped space can be very stressful for a mother, the support of the government is lacking but that of husbands as well. I won't be surprised if this family of 5 was living in a 50sqm 2DK. Regulations should be put in place to improve on housing in this country. R.I.P little angels.

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What a horrible thing to do. Poor little girls. They deserved a better mother (and dad?) than they got, which is a common thing in many places.

The dad was at work earning money to keep a roof over their head and food on the table whilst the crazy child murdering mother was killing her children.

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Please introduce some sort of public care support for Japanese mothers. Japanese mothers can no longer rely on neighbours and extended family support but govt has not caught up. In NZ for example, they have free midwives and nurses that regularly call on mothers with babies and small children.

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As I have mentioned many times before, children in Japan are more likely to be killed by their mother than their father or a man unknown to the family. The support system for mental illness in Japan is a joke.

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I think they need to channel all those dollars that have been earmarked for negative population growth and support these young mothers and families. At 5,3 and 1 , the mum probably had no respite.

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Dad arrived home from work at 21:10? That right there is part of the issue.

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Post natal depression is a terrible thing to see but the Japanese stoic persona probably refuses to see it.

I believe in post natal depression but we can't just write off every mother killing child as such. There have been no details yet as to why she did this. Maybe she did this to revenge her workaholic or cheating husband. We have seen this. Maybe she was having economic issues. We have seen this too.

Secondly, Japan does have support for women suffering depressing after giving birth. My wife's hospital had lessons before and after birth how to deal with it. It also had 24 hour counselors to help with mothers in need. People should stop throwing the whole country under the bus and investigate first.

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> I believe in post natal depression but we can't just write off every mother killing child as such. There have been no details yet as to why she did this. Maybe she did this to revenge her workaholic or cheating husband. We have seen this. Maybe she was having economic issues. We have seen this too.

Secondly, Japan does have support for women suffering depressing after giving birth. My wife's hospital had lessons before and after birth how to deal with it. It also had 24 hour counselors to help with mothers in need. People should stop throwing the whole country under the bus and investigate first.

Well, we now know from a neurological/psychological understanding (gen public/media has not caught up) crimes like this (or any really) are fundamentally caused by the social/mental conditioning of the individual as a result of a multitude of experiences and genetic influences.

To say, oh it's caused by poverty, from the husband's absence or some evil nature are not logical because following that argument why don't all people in similar circumstances commit the same crimes?

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To say, oh it's caused by poverty, from the husband's absence or some evil nature are not logical because following that argument why don't all people in similar circumstances commit the same crimes?

Not saying this is a good reason to do so. I am saying that these were excuses used by culprits in past incidences according to past articles I have read on this site.

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So sad. But there will always be people with mental problems.

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It is very rare in the developed world to find a woman as young as 27 saying she is a mother, and this women has three children one of which she would have had when she was 22!

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Dad arrived home from work at 21:10? That right there is part of the issue.

Not late for Japanese standards, especially if there is a commute.

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Whatever the case, outside being insane medically, there is no reason to kill your offspring while having a roof and food in the fridge.

Can you even imagine people in undeveloped countries killing every year or so their children because there under pressure ?

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How on earth can the gov ask women to have (more) children to boost the population. I say women because in japan the responsibility of taking care of children fall entirely on women.

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wow...Aichi, Ichinomiya...not so far from here...

I still do not get why these super young women unfit to be mothers force themselves to have up to 3 kids...makes no sense...I guess they are just following the desires of society and people around them against their own will...well this is the final result...

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Dad arrived home from work at 21:10? That right there is part of the issue.

in Tokyo that is the norm who lucky to get home by 6am working a 8-5 job? Only the Japanese government workers

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Are these recorded as murder in statistics?

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Crimes agains children are unforgivable I hope she gets the long drop, no need for mental health apologists.

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@Mocheake

Deserve a better mother, I would think her mental state didn't just happen over night! What do you mean by "deserve a better mother" she had a child 5 years old so are you saying she gets no credit for all the other days/years? Something went wrong and she needed some help she has a husband who comes home late at night who else could she talk to these were young kids one as young as 12 months. The husband didn't see the signs or perhaps never paid any attention to them after all she did say "tell investigators that she was "feeling unstable,".

What a horrible thing to do. Poor little girls. They deserved a better mother (and dad?) than they got, which is a common thing in many places.

@purple_depressed_bacon

I agree yes she was perhaps overwhelmed but when is any mother prepared to deal with motherhood. I don't think this is something you prepare for you just do.

3 kids, two of which were under 5 and she's only in her 20s? Clearly she was unprepared to deal with motherhood and being so overwhelmed, she thought this was her only way out. RIP to those poor girls.The police will investigate further and may file murder charges against her.

@Tokyo Joe that is part of the problem he worked to much and perhaps didn't realize his wife needed some help, do you think his working is the biggest part of parent hood. This women needed HELP!! Do you think money and providing food and shelter is all he has to do to bring happiness and the mothers problems would go away if that was the problem. Perhaps she needed help and ALL he did was worked to much and didn't help or listen to her. Thats a tough job caring for three young kids, its a early morning to late night job. Typical male chauvinist thought Womem is only to bare and take care of children and men work!!

The dad was at work earning money to keep a roof over their head and food on the table whilst the crazy child murdering mother was killing her children.

@Numan

You may have mentioned this many times before, but show us some "DATA" where this is happening

As I have mentioned many times before, children in Japan are more likely to be killed by their mother than their father or a man unknown to the family. The support system for mental illness in Japan is a joke.

@NOMINATION Spot on

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Honestly this is a Japanese as it gets, I just can't comprehend it and probably never well, LOVE has NO meaning or value around here, RIP innocent souls.

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The mother, who had been at home with the girls, admitted involvement in the deaths, telling investigators that she was "feeling unstable," 

feeling unstable? ya don't say!

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

What blows my mind is that we are not responsible for anything we do since there is no central control system in our heads that scientists can identify. There is no true 'will'. The law system has not caught up with this reality, but it will.

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May file murder charges???? Wtf? I don’t understand how so many Japanese moms do this kind of thing. How often do you hear about Japanese husbands killing all of their children?

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Here we go again... another mom murdering her kids, and people asking where the husband was, and giving her sympathy and claiming it was all Postpartum and ready to give her a pass. Since life of one's kids is worth about two years to eight in this nation, I guess she might be looking at anything from a suspended sentence to 20 years, it being so random it is impossible to predict. Lots, and lots, of people, if not all, suffer from stress and even PPN/PPD or whatever and do NOT kill their kids, so this woman deserves ZERO sympathy, and nothing short of life in prison (death sentence in Japan is two or more people murdered, but I doubt she'll see that).

While I definitely think Japan needs a better support system and communities need to help each other more, there is no excuse for what she did. And please, PLEASE if they actually feel there is no alternative but to die, start in the reverse order -- with oneself, not the kids.

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