Ex-con on mission to tame recidivism rate

Sep 27, 2013

Ex-con on mission to tame recidivism rate

by Tomohiro Osaki

Hiroshi Igarashi remembers feeling like a dinosaur when he was released from prison in 2011 after nine years behind bars. He had no idea how to use IC cards and phones as train tickets. Even the self-serve “drink bar” system in restaurants struck him ...

Feb 28, 2013

Rehabilitation takes a back seat

A Justice Ministry advisory panel outlines a proposed revision to the Juvenile Law that would add years to baseline detentions of young lawbreakers.