Dec 22, 2015

Administration unveils measures to fight child poverty

The Abe administration has unveiled a package of measures to reduce child poverty, including additional support for single parents undergoing job training. The government will lend single parents ¥500,000 per head to prepare for entrance to a job training school and an additional ¥200,000 to ...

Aug 31, 2014

Child poverty in Japan

The government's first-ever policy outline to address the growing problem of child poverty in Japan lacks specific targets or financial measures to correct the situation.

Poor slam anti-poverty law as hollow

Jul 24, 2013

Poor slam anti-poverty law as hollow


For Yoshino Azuma, life changed forever when her husband, Yoshitaro, suddenly died of a brain hemorrhage two years ago. That tragedy left Azuma, 43, unable to function for a year, while her four kids often burst into violent tussles, the apparent result of pent-up anguish. But ...