I get very angry at people like this degenerate. So angry that the worst comes out of me. I have conflicting feelings of a civilized country and backwards punishments. That's why I prefer to not opine on the very deserved punishment this man should get, whatever it is. I have lately (on these cases) preferred to focus attention on the affected/molested boy or girl. In this case, I hope this little boy can put this past in his life and look forward to a future where this incident does not impact in his interaction with others and that every memory disappears from his little mind.
I remember a very old case, I believe it was three or more years ago in Chiba, a young man who could not be ID because he was wearing sunglasses and face mask that had molested a boy in a bathtub doing something certainly disturbing I wish not to bring about. He was never caught as of I know.
People who harm children have no redemption from my POV. And they may have the forgiveness of God, but not mine.
6 ( +9 / -3 )
I doubt the Taliban will change. Its leaders have promised reforms and be more moderate, but I recently worried more when CNN's Clarissa Ward (a very very brave woman reporter) was confronted by a regular street Taliban member in Kabul for not covering her face, it sent chills to me. In the video, Ward attempts to build a dialogue with the young man but he has something in his hands with which he beats those who attempt to help her. Finally, some men convince the Taliban member to leave her in peace, but when Ward tries to make him explain his position, the men protecting her tell her "He doesn't want to talk to you".
It's on YouTube. With this I try to say, perhaps the Taliban leadership is willing to make changes, but its regular members, usually young men from rural or inner areas of Afghanistan are rather radicalized students (Taliban means students) who do not know of the reforms.
They are indeed, very scary young men with a large share of uncontrolled power in their hands.
God Bless the innocent of Afghanistan.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
Sheer evil. I hope he gets the punishment that fits him. If life in prison it's OK, and if it's death, then I wouldn't certainly shed a tear for him rotting on death row until hanging in spite of my ambiguous position on capital punishment.
That lady had to be protected by him. He's a piece of garbage.
10 ( +11 / -1 )
Poor people. They never changed, America trusted them almost in a childish naivete style during the Doha agreement. They continue to be the same murderous terrorists of the 1990s.
I feel despair for the Afghans, and I hope they can sometimes free themselves from everyone. Including corrupts such as Karzai and cowardly Ghani.
2 ( +8 / -6 )
Poor Afghan people. There are a lot of people to blame for this. Especially the two corrupt (utterly corrupt) presidents of Afghanistan after the 2001 invasion... Hamid Karzai and Ashraf Ghani, two men who put their pockets before the security and well-being of Afghans. They should be held accountable.
Best of luck to "acting" president Amrullah Saleh and the son of the "Lion of Panjshir", Ahmad Massoud.
There's no much to be said about Afghanistan right now.
9 ( +11 / -2 )
"My life is trash. My misery is all because of the people around me," he was quoted as saying.
Terrible POV for a 36-year-old blaming others. If you want a better life and you blame others instead of focusing on moving forward and creating new relationships, you are wrong.
Typical of these selfish people blaming others for their issues.
As for being rejected, my gosh, I'm 28 (not 36 like him) and I've got not only rejected but also cheated on by former partner.
I took off the frustration playing football (soccer), this guy chooses this way? Indefensible and a clear sign of an unsound mind.
I can't even imagine what punishment would fit him.
30 ( +37 / -7 )
Too difficult, too painful case. I hope, do really hope that police do not rush to charge the boy as a scapegoat to a case that they may find difficult to solve. There have been hundreds if not more of cases were people this boy's age are easily coerced into confessing a crime they did not commit.
If, and only if, this boy is guilty of such a crime, then hand out the punishment the law thinks fits and give him therapy from day one to be able to rehabilitate, given that he will eventually be released some day.
And finally, I'm 28 and as a personal comment, I would also like to say that even with my maturity at my age I would be too weak to stand a long interrogation. What do I want to highlight with this? The same I began the comment with, do NOT rush or force this boy to confess.
I hope a thorough investigation is carried out.
And finally, of course, RIP to the little girl. Poor family.
Truly heartbreaking for all involved.
6 ( +9 / -3 )
While I will continue to criticize some points of the Games. And while I think that these Games are not fully safe... given that it is taking place no matter what, I think that the only thing left for me to say at least today is safe Games for every athlete, and I hope that no one, no athlete, no organiser, no assistant or worker contracts COVID-19. I hope they all stay safe.
-3 ( +0 / -3 )
These Games are a disgrace from the beginning. That set aside, I hate the immature way that Japan and South Korea treat each other. In spite of historical grievances, both nations should focus on nowadays and modern threats that both share in common. As for example:
Seoul accused Tokyo of weaponizing trade and threatened to terminate a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo
That's what I meant, that doesn't help. If the Olympics represent anything, it's peace, and threatening to cut a military joint operation between two countries threatened by the same nation seems childish to me, even more over the "improper" silly comments that a Japanese official could have made about Moon.
Nations need leaders without so much of self-centrism.
-4 ( +14 / -18 )
The IOC is exposing many to COVID-19 and the Games are unpopular among most Japanese. Zero risk proved wrong and a total disrespect to the over 815K people infected in Japan and worse to the 15K dead from the virus. Total shame.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
Despicable. Violence against women is among the most disgusting things of the world. Sexualizing violence makes it worse. And violence, in the end, is always despicable. I hope he is handed a sentence, served, and sent back to Uzbekistan upon recovering freedom. And please, provide mental health support to this woman ASAP. Rape, and all kind of sexual violence, leaves terrible scars on people. Terrible case, which somehow throws another stain to the Games.
3 ( +24 / -21 )
It is terrible from my POV that they cannot be named at 19 for being "minors". Also, I don't know why cases show up after months of the incident. These two, at 19, already should know very well to distinguish right from wrong and should be given a punishment so when they are set free, they won't reoffend again.
I know that some argue that at 19, a person is still somehow immature, but even I having autism and late maturity (even being sometimes immature now at 28) I was mature enough at 19 to know that doing such a thing was plain wrong and bad.
Hoping for both, a rehabilitation of these two young men, and a quick trauma--mental recovery to the elderly man.
14 ( +15 / -1 )
she didn’t have enough money to pay
That happened to a man in his 40s last year (2020) or 2019. I can't remember well, but I do remember reading the news. I don't know, when the case of the man happened I thought lazy man, deserves a punishment ... now in this case... she's 81... I don't mean that what she did was right, but at 81, can "justice" be done? Would a punishment for this woman be a deterrent for future "body-keepers"? I'd like to see an analysis on that.
Kindest regards to all. Stay safe.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
He seems to admit to some sort of sexual issues. I am 28 and open-minded, I think that all sexual practices where third parties are not harmed are OK. But this? This is unjustifiable. Indefensible. He followed her and assaulted her. What I don't understand is whether these kind of men (if can be called men) are prone to doing this out of sexual frustration or sadism. Because if for sexual frustration, then I should be locked up in a prison cell long ago.
I don't understand, perhaps due to my autism, some things of the world. And I can't understand behaviours such as this of using violence (for any mean), but for sexual gain makes me feel particularly revolt.
I am not a judge (or a psychiatrist to evaluate him), but I am for a punishment towards this man, therapy in case the justice system considers his future release and ASAP, mental health counseling to the victim. Sometimes, women get lost and forgotten in these cases.
5 ( +8 / -3 )
Yoshikawa is believed to have been abducted while she was on her way home from school.
So sad. But unless a progression of the image is done, I unfortunately believe that no much could be offered as of IDing her after 18 years. Every time I see cases of little girls (or more rarely boys) abductions it causes me an odd feeling of hate for those involved in the possible crime and hope that nothing happened to them. I just would like to be reassured that she didn't fall victim to a 2nd Tsutomu Miyazaki. That man gave me the creeps. I hope (but doubt) that the money reward could make somebody break silence and find a clue. Best to her family dealing with this disappearance for so long.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
I don't want to judge as the case is unclear. But I agree that the decision and handling of the corpse of an infant highlights mental health issues. And please don't take my comment as ableism... I myself suffer from mental health issues. I pointed to it in an attempt to understand the case from a better perspective.
Best wishes to all. Stay safe.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
In order to comment something, I must embarrassingly admit that I'm not very active sexually speaking. I'm 28 and shyness is what makes me get sex only few times a year. That said, is what I don't understand from gropers and molesters. If you're so desperate, why don't you resort to satisfying yourself? There are plenty of ways to satisfy sexual urges without harming others. Sexual violence, of all kind, towards women and men alike, is unjustifiable from any POV.
21 ( +26 / -5 )
It's regretful but I don't want to judge him since i don't personally know him, I don't know his education, family background and beliefs. I'm 28 and gay and I have said this on other piece of news a time ago also regarding LGBT rights in Japan. I'm single right now, and even if I get a partner, I'm committed and decided to save money for my 35th birthday (or if things cannot go that way), by my mid-to-late 30s, be able to surrogate a woman and have a baby boy or baby girl.
Also, in case I cannot save the money in these years until my mid-30s I could also adopt a baby who lacks of true love from his or her parents, and whilst I would not be reproducing, I would be willing to give that baby love unconditionally, which should also be regarded high as there are tons of abandoned babies.
I think it's a statement based on ignorance. I refuse to believe it was badly-intended and polluted with sheer discrimination against gay/LGBT people.
Kindest regards to all. Stay safe.
14 ( +25 / -11 )
SCOTUS has no minimal idea of how bad Japanese justice system works as I can see.
2 ( +27 / -25 )
"Standing to the world's biggest human rights abuser is essential" — Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong.
Good luck Campbell dealing with China.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
I hail good relationships between all countries, despite past, despite present and future. I think that the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan shows what truly cowardly leaders are all about. Just send the kids to war while we are secure in a bunker. Both leaders of those two countries are nothing but worthless pieces of cowardice. I hail Moon for his efforts, not only with Japan, but also with North Korea. Moon is a clearly anti-war guy, who has always heralded talks and peace over aggression and militarism. That must prevail. Long Live Korea. Long Live Japan.
-13 ( +4 / -17 )
What a self-centred, selfish disgusting person.
11 ( +12 / -1 )
His defense lawyers had argued he was guilty only of the lesser charge of homicide with consent, saying he had his victims' tacit approval based on messages they sent him.
Ew, lawyers. You have the good ones defending just causes, and these ones, defending the indefensible.
4 ( +8 / -4 )
My paternal grandmother's father was born 1886. He served in the First World War and died 1966, just knowing this amazing lady could have met him is moving. Live longer lady!
9 ( +10 / -1 )
I feel sorry for 'em.
6 ( +29 / -23 )
Wow. Seeing the comments is just shocking. Justification of harassment and assault, sheer homophobia and bigotry. Thank holiness my parents took me out of Japan at age 2 (if comments are representative of the Japanese of course).
-8 ( +5 / -13 )
I'm an expat Japanese (born 1992) and living abroad since 1994, and this surprises me, I didn't know Japan was like this to LGBT. I thought, by knowing that Akie Abe was a leading voice in supporting sexual minorities despite her husband's positions, that Japan was a safe haven. I am gay myself and here where I live it's pretty safe, but inequality always exists. It's incredibly sick to read of sexual assaults, or non-sexual assaults. Usually, the attackers are the ones who call us "sick people" yet they commit these depraved acts of violence. Disgusting. We're all equal. We all deserve the same respect and treatment. I truly hope this changes.
8 ( +17 / -9 )
I have ended up betraying the trust of people, and caused worries and trouble
Oh no, I wish possession of other more harmful substances was equally punished, e.g. alcohol and tobacco. As for me, you didn't cause me distrust, nor worries nor trouble. I am more worried about real criminals.
17 ( +20 / -3 )
Certainly no winners in this case. A disturbed person dead and the life of a probably decent man ruined for having taken a life.
7 ( +10 / -3 )
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