(AFP) A Japanese father stabbed his 12-year-old son to death after complaining the boy was failing to study for a school entrance exam, media said on Tuesday.
Kengo Satake, the boy’s 48-year-old father, told police that he “argued with his son for not studying” before a test to enter a private junior high school, public broadcaster NHK reported.
Competition for entry to the best schools in Japan is intense. Admission to a prestigious one is seen as having a decisive impact on a child’s future prospects.
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