Does cronyism = corrupt?
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Epidemic lack of compassion and empathy. No wonder victims can not get the help and support they need.
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What percentage of mixed race Japanese have "deceased" fathers?
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Capitalism obvious over here.
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Japan needs to learn from its WW2 ally Germany to deal with passed war atrocities.
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Minister Kamikawa, is this how the Japanese legal system protects a child's right to live by allowing a murderer to walk free?
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Fatal abuse is MURDER. A parent just got away with murder.
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Disappointing that the Australian Government withheld this footage. It makes you wonder what lengths it will go to to protect Japan.
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Where is the father?
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People talk about the Hague as if it is only missing enforcement. It is missing fair court rulings in Japan. Those are few and far between because judges generally ruled in favour of the child abductor. Is it a chicken and egg problem in that the courts which generally do not rule against a child abductor because they can not enforce their own orders, and in not being able to enforce their own orders feel complete and utter shame and embarrassment?
The family courts need to actually understand what the best interests of the child are (i.e a child needs both of their parents unless one or both is proven without reasonable doubt to be dangerous), then they can make a ruling which supports those best interests, and then that ruling can be enforced. Otherwise, what will really change?
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Japan Nationalism at its finest. I commend the courage of these women for standing up for their rights and for justice.
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Until death do us part...
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Tony Abbott's youngest sister is gay, and he is still against same-sex marriage. He is a disgrace.
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Does this lead to in person counselling?
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Dealing with your emotions should be part of education from a young age.
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2020 is a magic number...
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Strong families are the answer. They are the core of the support network for all people. Japan needs to place a higher importance on family and addressing problems instead of sleeping them under the rug to fester...
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No one takes responsibility for anything. No wonder the stagnation continues in this fine nation.
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As the population decreases they should start using percentages instead of numbers of suicides which will naturally decrease over time.
What are causes of the majority of suicides? Horrible work life balance? Unenforceable family laws?
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@goldorak it is true a lot of actual DV goes unreported. The problem is false allegations of DV cloud the issue. Based on the little information in the article you can not assume either way. It could be a lie to lessen her actual crime or maybe the stabbing was a cry for help.
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Telework potentially further blurs the line between work and life. Telework is okay but not from home.
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Mr Hagerty, please bring American children abducted to Japan home.
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I hope she does not become a celebrity in Japan like that cannibal guy.
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