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Woman arrested for throwing 10-month-old daughter against wall

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Police in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a 26-year-old woman for abusing her 10-month-old daughter.

According to police, the woman, identified as Miki Morijiri, threw her daughter against a wall at around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. TBS reported that the child sustained a fractured skull and other serious injuries.

Police said the abuse went on for about 20 minutes. A neighbor who heard the girl screaming alerted police who came to the apartment. Morijiri was quoted by police as saying, "I just got so frustrated with her, so I threw her."

Morijiri's 31-year-old husband was at work at the time of the incident, police said.

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I imagine that doctors will also find evidence of past abuse in x-rays and if so, one has to wonder how the father either hadn't noticed any evidence of abuse or what his role could have been. I will refrain from making judgment on this 26-year old mother as I'm too angry at the moment but first thought is she be sterilized so that she may not be allowed to bring another young life into her world. She at-least lost that right/privilege!

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I really don't understand how people can do this to their own flesh and blood.

I agree with Mr. Perfect. "She should be sterilized"

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Wow poor little girl, I too do not understand how parents can do this to their own flesh and blood! I understand getting frustrated with a child but this is not acceptable!!

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I hope the daughter fully recovers and the mother isn't allowed custody of her child. Hopefully the father has more senses or they can find a loving, adopting family to take care of her.

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perfectly understandable to get frustrated with a small baby (been there myseifl) but you just don't thorw a baby against a wall.. or to hurt a baby.. you just don't do that..

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Whether it results from mental illness, substance abuse,stress or other causes, child abuse often is preventable. Home-visitation and other programs that help fragile families cope without resorting to violence ought to be expanded, as should the availability of affordable, high-quality child care.

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@Mr Perfect

I agree, sterilise her, check the daughter for previous injuries and question the father just in case, if it is a long term abuse then he could be just as guilty for hiding it (IF it was long term and he did know about it). But if he doesn't, people who do this type of thing are usually very good at hiding it.

Take Baby P for example, they hid and lied well enough to get away with the abuse of Peter before his death, even though many would say that was more a failure of the relevant authorities.

In any case, it is clear this woman is not fit to be a mother, I'd suggest either the father split with her and raise the child on his own or offer the child up for adoption so she can go somewhere safe. I would definitely not let her anywhere near a children again, let alone her own one.

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why do people resort to violence as a solution. Just walk into another room, or walk out of the house until you've cooled down. Believe me ...it works!

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After trying to get pregnant for 2 year and then succeeding only to lose the child due to a ectopic pregnancy, this story just makes my blood boil and long to be alone with this sub human filth in a room without doors or windows.

disgusting!

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Of course, anger towards the mother is the first emotional reaction, but it should be pity. You should pity her for not having the emotional maturity and/or support to stop her from hurting her baby. Hopefully, the child will recover and the mother will receive the counselling she needs. It's sad tale that repeats itself all too regularly.

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Parenting licence needed

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Damn you... If you don't want the poor child... give it to adoption. But don't do that!

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I imagine the child crying, screening and kicking up a fuss the mother couldn't control so she took instant response without thinking. Her best bet could have been to put the child in a stroller and gone for a walk I the park if one was near. However, the mother's mentality is certainly in question here.

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I really don't understand how people can do this to their own flesh and blood.

I really don't understand how people can do something like this to another living being. This woman needs help. But before that, she needs to no longer be in the vicinity or hers or any other child for a very long time.

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Well, I hope the kid recovers. Any younger and the kid would probably not have survived.

My heart goes out to the father. As far as I could see from other websites, he seemed to be very proud of his daughter.

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Probably frustration with her husband and her own situation.

My J wife threw our baby daughter across the room right in front of me once in a fit of anger.

Not that it excuses anything, but society here means that often people take out their frustrations on someone or something smaller or weaker.

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I imagine the child crying, screening and kicking up a fuss the mother couldn't control so she took instant response without thinking.

instant response??? well, in that case, it wouldn't have continued for 20 minutes.

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There are other ways that don't involve you literally beating the !@# out of your kid like this to de-stress.

Now she'll have more stress to deal with, like... prison?

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Poor little thing.

In Japan is there no equivalent of the "at-risk" register?

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Disillusioned MAY. 30, 2014 - 11:45AM JST Of course, anger towards the mother is the first emotional reaction, but it should be pity. You should pity her for not having the emotional maturity and/or support to stop her from hurting her baby. Hopefully, the child will recover and the mother will receive the counselling she needs. It's sad tale that repeats itself all too regularly.

I'm not so sure. If child is that young, she may not remember. But the trauma will affect her life if the mother does it again. I really hope it's just one time thing. I have to say there are too many unfit parents raising a child.

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@nandakandamandaMAY. 30, 2014 - 02:26PM JST

Probably frustration with her husband and her own situation.

My J wife threw our baby daughter across the room right in front of me once in a fit of anger.

Not that it excuses anything, but society here means that often people take out their frustrations on someone or something smaller or weaker.

I am not so sure how the law works in China ?. But in the western world, you would be charged by the child protection agency as an accomplice, for not reporting your wife's obviously child abuse behaviour..

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I'm just hoping that the poor, innocent baby recoves fully and never has to endure the child-abusing scum again. As for the woman, I must agree with others - sterilization via a complete hysterectomy would be the best preventative action.

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@nandakandamanda Your J wife is so horrendous, why the heck you still married to her?

Note: I doubt that based in a couple of persons actions (your wife and this woman), you can make it as a norm.

Seriously, leave that woman of yours... you know is not healthy.

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Speechless. How is this possible.

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Lot of comments here but nobody really knows the state of the womans mind before throwing her child. I am not saying what she did was right. Just as everyone here is saying how could she have done this? Ok I understand no one here can really answer that question but the mind once it goes it goes and everyone here has a mind and no telling how sane we are at any given time something can turn you postal just when you think you have it all together. Again I am not saying she is right for what she has done, she let her emotions get the best of her, and maybe because of post delivery her hormones just sent her ballistic.

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Stress does some crazy stuff to people's minds. I don't think we can truly say what we would or wouldn't do until we're faced with the right amount of stress. There was an article here at JT just a few days ago about how stress causes office workers to exhibit some of the most bizarre behaviors. Like I said, this woman needs more help than flat-out condemnation.

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It may not be an issue of morality but postnatal depression (which can last for months). If so, she probably had no real control over what she was doing.

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I don't understand why this thing is happening in Japan......

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Seriously, leave that woman of yours... you know is not healthy.

@Daniel

Not knowing all of the background details regarding @nandakandamanda's situation, let me just say that the authorities in Japan do almost nothing to intervene in cases of physical/verbal abuse, absent clearly visible and substantial injury to the child.

If he were to leave his abusive wife the child would be in even greater danger, because the Japanese courts would almost certainly award custody to her, likely with no visitation given to the father. Also, if he attempts to report the abuse to Japanese authorities, they would most definitely believe the story told by the Japanese wife over that of the non-Japanese husband.

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If he were to leave his abusive wife the child would be in even greater danger, because the Japanese courts would almost certainly award custody to her, likely with no visitation given to the father.

This is not necessarily true. The courts would take the child's welfare into mind first and foremost. Certainly, in an even case of simple divorce where child abuse isn't present, the mother would most likely get custody. But in a case like this, where the mother already has a charge of child abuse on her record? The husband would win custody of the child, ot the mother. The courts aren't that bass-ackwards.

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Not if she runs away with their child first as the courts here have NO real power to enforce "habeas corpus".

Errrr.... Yeah. I suppose that's one possible convoluted scenario one could come up with. If convoluted scenarios were what I was talking about. I was talking about a straight-up divorce, not some melodramatic flight-in-the-night. The simple fact that you went ouf of your way to create the term "keystone judges" suggest pretty strongly you aren't really looking at this objectively.

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Thank god for the neighbour! Take the child away and please for the love of god avoid the usual one month stay at social services before giving the kid back to biological mom.

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