Jul 22, 2016

Municipalities to get funds for family support centers across Japan

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will provide funding to help municipalities across Japan set up support centers for families that have trouble raising children, sources said. The child-rearing support centers will deal with families for which it is deemed necessary for municipalities to ...

Jul 8, 2016

Indefinite prison term sought for babysitter over boy's death

Prosecutors on Friday demanded an indefinite prison term for a former male babysitter accused of murdering a 2-year-old boy in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, in March 2014. During closing statements, prosecutors told Yokoyama District Court that the defendant, Yuji Motte, 28, had a strong intent ...

May 30, 2016

Many major cities cautious on centers to fight child abuse

Thirty-five of Japan’s 47 core cities with populations of at least 200,000 are cautious about setting up consultation centers specialized in child abuse, citing financial constraints and lack of trained personnel, according to a Jiji Press survey. Meanwhile, 15 of Tokyo’s 23 wards are ...

May 12, 2016

New tech fueling global boom in child sex tourism: study

Technology is transforming the global sex trade and making it easier than ever for travelers to prey on children, a landmark study on pedophiles warned Thursday. The U.N.-backed report shines a light on the rampant spread of child sex tourism, a scourge that touches ...