Man, girlfriend arrested for making his 2-year-old son smoke

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |


Police in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old man and his 16-year-old girlfriend after they forcefully made ​​his 2-year-old son smoke a cigarette.

According to police, Shun Habuchi, an unemployed resident of Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, and his 16-year-old girlfriend who cannot be named because she is a minor, are believed to have made Habuchi’s son smoke a cigarette on Nov 11, Fuji TV reported.

They used a smartphone to film making ​​the boy smoke a lit cigarette and posted it on Habuchi’s Facebook account the next day.

Police said the couple, who have been charged with child abuse, have admitted to the charge and were quoted by police as saying they did it for fun. They also said they had given the boy a lit cigarette many times.

Police said Habuchi and the girl met on Facebook and started dating in early November. They are currently living in a house with the girl’s older brother and her mother.

Police said the 2-year-old boy has been taken to a child welfare center.

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Woman arrested for leaving daughter naked out on balcony

Posted on January 13, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

 JAN. 13, 2014- NAGOYA —

Aichi prefectural police have arrested a 35-year-old unemployed woman for leaving her 6-year-old daughter naked out on a balcony.

According to police, the mother has admitted to the charge, but has claimed that she acted entirely in the name of discipline.

Sankei Shimbun reported that on Sunday, at around 2 p.m., the woman undressed her daughter, bound her hands with duct tape, and pushed her out onto the cold second-story balcony. She was left there for quite some time, unable to reenter the apartment on her own, as the doors and windows had been locked.

According to police, the woman was living alone with her two daughters in the apartment building. After placing her 6-year-old daughter on the balcony, the woman and her second child left the premises. About three hours later, neighbors spotted the young girl and notified the police, Sankei reported.

Police said the young girl has been taken into protective custody. According to police, the girl’s left wrist was bleeding from the tight bindings, but there were no other visible injuries.

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Woman held for feeding baby daughter jelly laced with sleeping pills

Posted on December 21, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Police said Tuesday they have arrested a 42-year-old woman for the attempted murder of her one-year-old daughter at their home in Nagoya.

Police were called by the woman’s father on Monday at around 3 p.m. after she reportedly told him she had crushed 18 sleeping pills into a bowl of jelly, which she then fed to her daughter, NTV reported. The 22-month-old baby was rushed to hospital where doctors say her condition is not life-threatening. Police say the woman’s husband was at work at the time of the incident.

The girl’s mother was arrested for attempted murder. During police questioning she was quoted by investigators as saying that she was planning to kill herself after killing her child, NTV reported.

The woman’s father told police that she was being treated for clinical depression following the birth of her daughter and that her condition had worsened in recent weeks.

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20th Anniversary Walkathon International Charity Festival

Posted on April 22, 2011. Filed under: Orphanages, Uplifting Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Moricoro Park (Nagoya)

2011 brings the ACCJNIS Walkathon and International Charity Festival into its 20th year. Over the past years this event has been a huge success and has become the largest annual international event in Nagoya and Chubu area.  And with the 20th Anniversary, we are taking it to a new location at the 2005 Expo Aichi Commemorative Park or Moricoro Park as it is now known.

This annual event brings together well over two thousand members of the International and Japanese communities to support the vital work being conducted by local NPOs and charitable organizations.

The Walkathon has also been successful in raising money for local charities and last year the Walkathon Committee was able to distribute over 7 million yen to 27 charities, which support children and those in need in the Chubu Area. This year we hope to improve on that success.

This year will see the event held at MoricoroPark for the firsttime and our goal is to raise well over 8million yen. This will get us back on track to the level of funds raised before the economic downturn 2 years ago and we need everyone’s help in reaching this goal, whether you are participating as an individual or as part of an association or company.

The Walkathon should prove to be a fun and memorable event and a super opportunity for international exchange between members of the Japanese and International communities. So invite your friends and family and join in the fun.

Children First will be one of the many groups (NPO’s) at this charity festival. Please come and support Children First or one of the many other charities. All of the money goes to helping children. For more information (sponsors, charity recipients, access, purpose, etc.) about the event please visit the website below.

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8-year-old boy stabbed to death in Nagoya home

Posted on March 31, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Police said Monday they believe an 8-year-old boy stabbed to death in his Nagoya home may have been killed by the Philippine relative with whom he shared an apartment. According to police, the boy’s father, Yoshihiko Kachi, 54, visited his son’s apartment at around 11:50 a.m. to find the door locked and chained.

Inside the apartment, the child, identified as Hitoshi Kachi, and his Philippine relative, 26, were found bleeding on the floor. Police said the child had already died of stab wounds sustained to his head and back. The woman was unconscious and bleeding from cuts to her wrists. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment. A blood-stained fruit knife was found inside the apartment.

According to police, the boy and his father’s wife’s cousin shared the apartment. Kachi told police he visited the pair regularly from the nearby apartment block where he lived with his 29-year-old wife. Police believe the woman stabbed the boy to death before attempting to take her own life.

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