Feb 7, 2014

Juvenile offenders face stiffer terms

The Cabinet approved a bill Friday to lengthen the maximum jail term for juvenile criminal offenders to 20 years from 15, allowing the government to submit it to the Diet. The government is under pressure from people victimized by crimes to revise the Juvenile ...

Jan 10, 2014

Security put in spotlight after escape

The escape of an alleged rapist from a Kawasaki prosecutor's office interrogation room this week highlights the insufficient security steps at such branches as well as the apparent lax guarding of suspected criminals.

Foreign delinquency presents special challenges

Jan 8, 2014

Foreign delinquency presents special challenges

by Tomohiro Osaki

Sitting in a dimly lit room at a training school for juvenile delinquents in Tokyo, an 18-year-old Brazilian-Japanese boy reflects on his misdeeds. Though he ended up at the reformatory about a year ago for groping a woman, the deeper story of his detention ...