• Kyodo


The current legal system for suspending parental custody of children for up to two years has proven to be successful, with advocates saying it allows victims of abuse or neglect to seek suspension of parental custody on their own.

But some experts are calling for more flexibility and an enhanced support system to enable children to restart their lives without incurring serious debt.

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