My sympathy to the family. Where I live it is a crime to leave children in a car alone if they are under 12yo as the temperatures in the car can quickly reach 50 degrees in a matter of minutes, and young children are not capable of getting out. It should be a crime in Japan so that these tragedies' do not occur.
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This tragedy point to a lack of care for "carers" and no social or government support to give them the help they need and give them a break now and then. This Mother has done her best for 25 yrs, and one mistake has cost her the rest of her life. She has to live with the fact she killed her son, and that will be awful for her, even if she does not go to prison for the rest of her life she will live in a self imposed prison of shame, guilt and remorse. I am sure she loved her son. Are there support organisations for families in this situation? Or are you just supposed to "Ganbare" along and somehow manage? Mental health for Carers is a huge social issue. This is a wake up call for these services to be provided and support to be given for those that take the burden of caring for family members away from the government. My heart breaks for both Mother and her son.
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Poor child. I hope she comes out of this a stronger person.
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If Japan wants to step up in the international community they need to sign up, and in general bring their laws into the current century. Don't let the modern veneer fool you. It is still a third world country when it comes to Law and the issue of treating Foreign nationals like "ALIENS" instead of "HUMANS".
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I think sharing with room mates might teach Japanese better social skills than they currently have. Alot of people seem to exist in their own tech bubble and having to come out of it and interact with another human scares them to death! At least if they live together and learn to share and get a long they might act a little more maturely when it comes to personal relationships and dating in the future.
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One of the most unrewarding things I have done in Japan was to climb Mt Fuji, a long line of people up a gravel track for 8 hours to a vending machine at the top, and a track strewn with rubbish. I thought it was a special and scared mountain to Japanese, not a garbage tip and another photo opportunity. It needs some respect given back and perhaps this fee with help? Good Move!
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This is very very sad. Emotionally challenged and fragile shy person being exploited by sick perverts and then finding no way out except to continue making porn. It is a sick society that gives her accolades for this and makes her out to be some role model that other young girls should aspire too. Just sad and sick...
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This is excellent news, but we need a time frame. I know of too many sad parents who cannot see their kids as the Japanese spouse kidnaps them and hides them away from their other parent. It takes 2 people to make and raise a child, weather they are married or not, or in the same country or not. One parent does not have a right to take the kids away from the other unless abuse can be proven.
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This is barbaric. I am surprised that a civilised society still allows the death penalty. Living with the crime incarcerated is much better punishment than the sweet release of death for these prisoners. They should be made to serve LIFE in prison. That would be punishment and justice.
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In all of these comments, no one, has asked the very obvious question - WHERE IS THE FATHER? Where are the other relatives? Surely someone would have known this lady had left the country and looked in on the girls while she was away. Why is the Father not taking some responsibility for this situation or being held accountable?
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