Tag - abuse



May 9, 2016
Tokyo-based international school reaches out to alumni after ex-teacher jailed for sex abuse
Nishimachi International School is trying to reach alumni from the 1980s after a teacher from that period was convicted of child sex abuse in England.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 7, 2016
Domestic violence: 'Abuse was all I knew'
There's an almost dispassionate matter-of-factness in the way Risa Tanaka describes how she was tortured by her husband.
Apr 26, 2016
Chinese authorities hold disabled rights lawyer under house arrest
Chinese authorities have placed a disabled rights lawyer under house arrest and prevented a group of foreign diplomats from visiting her, she said on Monday, ratcheting up pressure weeks after the U.S. State Department gave her a bravery award.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2016
Child welfare centers overworked but efforts afoot to ease the strain
Whenever a fatal child abuse case makes headlines, child consultation centers often come under fire for failing to take steps to prevent the death.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 14, 2016
Japan human rights improve but problems persist: U.S. State Department
Human rights in Japan have improved in some areas, the U.S. State Department said Thursday in an annual survey of nations worldwide, but it listed a slew of failings that remain unaddressed.
Apr 8, 2016
Death toll from child abuse greatly underestimated: pediatricians
The death rate abused or neglected children is about five times higher than the government's figures, the Japan Pediatric Society warns.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 5, 2016
Transfixed by 'Archers' radio drama, Britons donate to charity, debate domestic abuse
A downtrodden wife tries to leave her abusive husband but in the course of a confrontation ends up stabbing him in front of her young son.
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2016
American School in Japan launches scholarship to 'promote healing' in wake of sex-abuse scandal
The American School in Japan on Monday presented a student with a scholarship created as part of the Tokyo school's efforts to honor survivors of former teacher Jack Moyer's sex abuse and "promote healing and reconciliation" in its community.
Apr 3, 2016
Saving the victims of child abuse
The government needs to go beyond current efforts to strengthen child protection services.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2016
Death by overwork on rise among Japan's vulnerable workers
As the number of compensation claims related to death from 'karoshi' or overwork soars, more and more younger and female employees are being affected by the phenomenon.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2016
Evidence mounts of missed red flags in case of former Tokyo teacher facing U.S. child rape charges
Fugitive 'Mr. Wonder' returned to Tokyo in the 1980s and visited St. Mary's International School, witness says.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 29, 2016
Plagued by hang-ups, welfare ministry to shorten child abuse hotline message
The welfare ministry said Tuesday it will improve efficiency at child abuse hotlines because 90 percent of callers are hanging up during the recorded message phase.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 24, 2016
Child abuse cases reach record high in 2015: police
A record-high 37,020 minors aged under 18 were sent to child welfare authorities as suspected victims of child abuse in 2015, police reported Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 23, 2016
Abused boy dies after suicide attempt; questions raised over Japan's care system
A 14-year-old boy died last month of injuries sustained in a suicide attempt just over a year earlier. He had tried to kill himself after applying unsuccessfully for shelter from his parents, whom he alleged were abusive.
Mar 23, 2016
Miyazaki reveals male day care worker abused boy, threatened to cut off his penis
A male employee of an authorized day care center in the city of Miyazaki was found abusing a boy at the facility, slapping or threatening to cut off his penis if he didn't behave, the municipal government revealed Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 29, 2016
Catholic Church 'mucked up' in sex abuse scandal, top cardinal tells victims
One of Pope Francis' top advisers acknowledged Sunday that the Catholic Church "made enormous mistakes" in allowing thousands of children to be molested or raped by priests over centuries as he testified before an extraordinary public hearing of an Australian investigative commission from a few blocks...
Japan Times
Feb 29, 2016
Parental push for children to pass exams borders on abuse: experts
Many parents are strict regarding their children's education because they want their offspring to succeed in the future, but sometimes this discipline is excessive and goes beyond what kids can endure.
Feb 19, 2016
Abuse at nursing care facilities
Poor working conditions and pay for employees at nursing care homes could be a factor behind the abuse of elderly residents at such facilities.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2016
Nursery school employee held for allegedly force-feeding boy wasabi-laced chicken
A nursery school employee who appeared to take sadistic pleasure from allegedly force-feeding a small boy fried chicken covered in the pungent condiment paste wasabi, was arrested on assault charges Thursday.
Feb 12, 2016
The huge public impact of domestic violence
Domestic violence against women is so widespread that it has become a global public health issue.


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