/ Mar 10, 2017

Tokyo infant mauled to death by pet dog

A 10-month-old girl mauled by a pet dog died in Hachioji, Tokyo on Thursday, according to the police. The dog was a pet kept by the girl’s grandparents. At around 4:35 p.m., Midori Yasuda was suddenly attacked by a 4-year-old male golden retriever when ...

Mar 6, 2017

Japan's second baby hatch postponed

The planned establishment of Japan’s second baby hatch, a place where people can anonymously leave unwanted babies, in Kobe has been put off, according to the nonprofit organization preparing to manage the facility. The NPO said Monday that it notified the Kobe Municipal Government ...

Oct 27, 2016

Steps afoot to introduce liquid baby formula to Japanese market

Japan is finally getting ready to open the way for the production and sale of ready-to-use liquid baby formula, which is likely to help reduce the burden on families raising children. The government will ask industry groups to submit data needed for setting safety ...

13 infants left in Kumamoto baby hatch in fiscal 2015

Jul 20, 2016

13 infants left in Kumamoto baby hatch in fiscal 2015

The Kumamoto Municipal Government said 13 infants were left in the baby hatch at Jikei Hospital in fiscal 2015. In all, 125 babies have now been rescued via the facility, Japan’s first, in its nine years of existence, it said Tuesday. The facility allows ...