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Child-abuse cases in Japan topped 200,000 in fiscal 2020 for the first time since data began in fiscal 1990, the welfare ministry said in a preliminary report Friday.

In the year through March, the number of abuse-related consultations handled by child consultation centers across the country grew by 11,249, or 5.8%, from fiscal 2019 to 205,029, continuing to rise since the start of the survey.

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