Peterson child abuse trial set for December

Oct 9, 2014

Peterson child abuse trial set for December

Adrian Peterson won’t be coming back to the field any time soon. A Texas judge on Wednesday tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for the Minnesota Vikings star running back on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to ...

NFL vows to get house in order

Sep 20, 2014

NFL vows to get house in order

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell on Friday announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered ...

Sep 19, 2014

Child abuse and neglect killed 51 children in 2012

Fifty-one children and babies died as a result of physical abuse or neglect in Japan in fiscal 2012, the health ministry said Friday. Eleven were newborns abandoned to die within a day of their birth, the government data showed, and nearly half of the ...

Kodomo no Ie: home away from home

Sep 13, 2014

Kodomo no Ie: home away from home

by Masami Ito

The sound of giggling fills a room at Kodomo no Ie, a children’s institution in northern Tokyo, as a group of half a dozen girls work on their homework while waiting for dinner to be served. It’s the same situation that is typically played ...

Waking up to child abuse

Sep 13, 2014

Waking up to child abuse

by Masami Ito

With reported cases of child abuse topping 70,000 per annum for the first time in August, Masami Ito examines the nation's changing attitudes toward violence at home.

Aug 29, 2014

2,900 children officially declared missing in Japan

Some 2,900 children below the age of 18 were deemed missing as of May 1 this year, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko said Friday. The figure represents the number of children in Japan registered with municipalities as citizens but who could not be ...