• SHARE

Despite the swirling pros and cons, legislation to revise the Juvenile Law for the first time in more than 50 years is expected to be enacted next week.

Opponents such as the Japan Federation of Bar Associations claim that toughening the rehabilitation-oriented law — as intended by ruling coalition legislators — will undermine the existing corrective mechanism under the auspices of family courts.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW