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Woman arrested over death of 80-year-old mother

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Police in Murakami city, Niigata Prefecture, have arrested a 57-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of killing her 80-year-old mother at their home.

According to police, Teruko Maeda is accused of punching her mother Tamiko Azuma in the stomach and kicking her in the back at around noon on Sept 30, local media reported.

Police said that Maeda called her younger brother and said their mother had lost consciousness and was lying on the living room floor. The younger brother came over and called 119.

Azuma was taken to hospital where she died later that day. The hospital notified police after finding several bruises on the victim’s body.

Maeda and her husband lived in the house with her mother. Her husband was at work at the time of the alleged assault.

Police said Maeda, who was arrested on Tuesday, has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive.

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Same old story, every week in Japan. Couldn't we do some more to prevent elder abuse?

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Where is the love?

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I thought people in Asia revered their old,I guess not

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I thought people in Asia revered their old,I guess not

So the billions of people in Asia who do revere "their old" don't matter because of this one incident.

Because that's a logical conclusion, right?

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Police said Maeda, who was arrested on Tuesday, has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive.

Motive (as always) : I was stressed out from taking care of her.

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If you are foreigner in Japan,while you are of sound mind and body,and you plan to live your last days in Japan,you should look too the future, how you will be cared for in old age

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Although what she did was not acceptable, it is not hard to assume she had grudge and resentment towards her parent. After all, psychological/emotional/physical abuse from people with power (caregiver) to weaker people (children) are so normalized in this culture. Children who survived abuse gets revenge when they grow up, that's what I see from this kind of news.

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Same old story, every week in Japan. Couldn't we do some more to prevent elder abuse?

Elder abuse exists in all countries, cut the drama..

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