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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2017
Malaysian communities in denial after major pedophile case, police say
More than six months after Richard Huckle was sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing scores of children, most of the families in the Malaysian communities where he lived are declining counseling and other help, police say.
Jan 7, 2017
Harsher punishment for rape
The government is headed in the right direction with its planned changes to make it easier to prosecute rape.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 3, 2017
Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse 'atrocities' but critics see mere rhetoric
Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for "a sin that shames us.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2016
101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict
A 101-year-old man became the oldest Briton ever to be convicted of a criminal offense when he was found guilty on Friday of a string of sex crimes against young girls.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2016
Could easier adoptions stem child abuse in Japan?
The national news has recently reported a number of stories about young children dying at the hands of their parents or guardians, either from neglect or direct physical violence. It's hard to say if these tragedies constitute a trend since detailed child abuse statistics weren't really available until...
Dec 8, 2016
Police open inquiry into child sex abuse at London clubs
British police said they had launched an investigation into allegations of historical child sex crimes at London soccer clubs following a wave of reports from former players that they had been abused as youngsters.
Nov 28, 2016
Despite legislation, danger of exploiting foreign workers remains
Rather than relying on foreign 'trainees' to compensate for labor shortages, Japan should establish apprenticeship programs to give citizens needed skills.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 17, 2016
Community isolation seen as common factor in Japan's fatal child abuse cases
Most families that have lost children due to child abuse did not have contacts often with neighbors, a government survey showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 16, 2016
Acting on father's tip, police find child's body buried by Osaka river
The body of a child was found Tuesday buried in a mountainous area of Osaka Prefecture after police began searching for a missing boy last seen about three years ago.
Japan Times
Nov 12, 2016
LGBT-inclusive curriculum badly needed
For too long, Japanese LGBT students have faced verbal abuse, physical harassment and far worse because of homophobia.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 7, 2016
Saitama anti-sex abuse activist arrested, admits lewd acts with girl, 15, and others
A 35-year-old corporate executive who has given public lectures on how to protect children from sexual abuse has been arrested for allegedly being sexually involved with a 15-year-old girl, police said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 2, 2016
Rape victim turns to public speaking to help others
For Toiro Hoshioka, 30, burying emotions so deep she wouldn't have to feel anything was once the only way to get through the painful memory of being raped by her father at a young age.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 16, 2016
44 people aged under 18 died of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014: survey
A total of 44 children and young people aged under 18 died as a result of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014, up eight from the previous year, with more than half killed by their mothers, a government panel survey showed Friday.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 15, 2016
Police reported record number of child abuse cases in first half of 2016
Of the 24,511, psychological mistreatment comprised nearly 70 percent, National Police Agency data showed Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 24, 2016
Woman sues ex-primary school vice principal for sexual abuse from 25 years ago
A woman in her 30s has sued a former vice principal of a public elementary school in Toyama Prefecture for alleged sexual abuse and indecent acts she says were perpetrated against her nearly a quarter century ago when she was around 10 years old, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Aug 13, 2016
Targeting scourge of child abuse
As reported cases of child abuse grow, so too must the government response.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 4, 2016
Child abuse in Japan reaches record high in fiscal 2015
Incidents of reported child abuse in Japan reached a record high in fiscal 2015, with the number of cases handled by welfare officials surpassing 100,000.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 1, 2016
Head of Australian prison abuse inquiry quits, is replaced by aboriginal leader
The head of an Australian inquiry into the abuse of children in detention resigned Monday, four days after being appointed to investigate prison video of aboriginal boys being abused, citing his lack of support from the country's indigenous leaders.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 1, 2016
Pope wants Aussie justice to play out before remarking on sex abuse claims against Cardinal Pell
Pope Francis said on Sunday that he will wait until Australian justice takes its course before taking a position on Cardinal George Pell, who is under investigation in his homeland over sexual abuse allegations.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 20, 2016
Baby sitter gets 26 years for killing Yokohama toddler in 2014
A 28-year-old man was sentenced to 26 years in prison Wednesday for killing a 2-year-old boy in 2014 while baby-sitting him at his apartment in Saitama Prefecture.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals