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 ...

May 10, 2014

Japan's orphans need foster care

Japan's tendency to place orphans and abused children into institutions instead of finding them foster homes too often leaves them open to mistreatment and socially scarred.