China News Service, March 15. According to Japan's "Chinese Herald" report, a few days ago, a Chinese father in Japan, Xiao Zhang, was fined 300,000 yen for beating his children.
According to reports, Xiao Zhang woke up his four-year-old son in the morning to go to the nursery. Usually, he sent the child to the nursery before going to work, but his son often dawdled because he didn't wake up in the morning. Xiao Zhang saw that he was going to be late for work. He pinched his son, and a purple mark appeared on the child's delicate skin. After that, Xiao Zhang sent his son to the kindergarten.
Unexpectedly, the kindergarten teacher saw the blue and purple spots on the child's arm, and directly called the police, saying that the child was suspected of being abused by the parents.
When Xiao Zhang explained in every possible way that he usually has a good relationship with the child, and promised that he would not do anything to the child again, Xiao Zhang finally did not suffer from prison, but was convicted of "injury", that is, hurting the body of others.
According to Article 204 of the Criminal Code, the crime of injury is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years and a fine of not more than 500,000 yen.
Although Zhang did not go to jail, he could not escape the fine, and he was ordered to pay a fine of 300,000 yen.
After the incident, Zhang was most worried about whether his criminal record would affect his visa. He immediately consulted the relevant departments and was told that he would not want to apply for permanent residence or naturalization within 5 years.
In Japan, so-called "discipline" may violate criminal law.
The Chinese Herald reminded Chinese parents that a child is an independent individual and that hitting a child may constitute a crime.
And to sort out the relevant laws and regulations for everyone.
Section 208 of the Criminal Code, Crime of Atrocity.
This refers to hitting or kicking a child without causing injury to the child.
He will be punished with imprisonment of not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than 300,000 yuan.
Article 204 of the Criminal Code, the crime of injury.
This is when children are injured through acts of violence.
In the case of Xiao Zhang's family, the child had bruises.
He will be punished with imprisonment of not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than 500,000 yuan.
It will depend on the severity of the injury.
Article 223 of the Criminal Code, the crime of coercion.
Making children do things they are not obligated to do through threats, violence.
For example, letting children stand outside for a long time, such as exceeding normal discipline, is a crime of coercion.
The statutory sentence is a fixed-term imprisonment of not more than 3 years.