Tag - abuse



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 28, 2016
Yakuza member arrested over 3-year-old's death
A 20-year-old member of a yakuza syndicate, who was arrested in Tokyo on Wednesday over the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, is believed to have previously abused the boy, police said Thursday.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2016
Japan students fashion way for abused Indian women to pursue independence
A group founded by Japanese university students has worked to help Indian women who fell victim to human and sex trafficking achieve independence through fashion and styling.
Jan 2, 2016
Education deserves more attention
The government's conservative agenda is exposed by the rise in defense spending while funding for education remains static.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 21, 2015
Child consultation centers act to ease strain on abuse victims
Child consultation centers have expanded services to include counseling for victims of sexual and other abuse, with more than 70 percent of them ensuring that their staff are specially trained to interview children.
Japan Times
Dec 6, 2015
Beware Japan's old problems posing in new packaging
When government announcements describe 'new' problems and propose solutions, they should be taken with a side-order of salt.
Dec 5, 2015
U.N. Security Council to meet on human rights in North Korea
The United Nations Security Council will meet in the coming week on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a U.N. inquiry of abuses comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, the United States said on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 30, 2015
Child consultations centers across Japan to be spared routine cases so they can focus on serious abuse
Child consultation centers will likely be allowed to focus on urgent cases that require them to take temporary custody of abused children.
WORLD / Society
Nov 29, 2015
Rebranded modern slavery fight struggles for definition
At first glance, a foreign domestic worker in Hong Kong, a Rohingya migrant toiling on a fishing boat, a sex worker walking the streets of Mumbai and a child laborer cutting bamboo in a plantation in the Philippines have nothing in common.
Nov 28, 2015
New ways to reduce child abuse
While an expert panel looks for better ways to protect children, the government needs to look into the basic issue of how to eliminate the potential seeds of abuse in the first place.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 17, 2015
Dad in Japan arrested for forcing 2-year-old son to smoke cigarette
The father of a 2-year-old boy and his girlfriend have been arrested for child abuse after he posted a video on Facebook that showed him forcing the boy to inhale directly from a cigarette.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 15, 2015
Survivors of domestic abuse hold parade in Shibuya
In a rare event designed to raise their profile, about 50 survivors of domestic abuse and their supporters held a parade in central Tokyo Sunday to demonstrate their vows not to succumb to violence.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2015
Transgender bureaucrat sues METI over sex discrimination
A transgender trade bureaucrat on Friday launched a landmark ¥18 million discrimination lawsuit against the government, claiming the trade ministry refused to let her use the female toilets and harassed her about her sex change.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2015
'Bad idea' for U.N. council to discuss North Korea rights: China
China said on Tuesday it would be a "bad idea" for the United Nations Security Council to revive discussions on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a U.N. inquiry of abuses comparable to Nazi-era atrocities.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 10, 2015
SeaWorld will phase out San Diego orca show
SeaWorld said on Monday it plans to replace its signature "Shamu" killer whale shows in San Diego with displays focused on "conservation," after grappling with sagging attendance and years of criticism over treatment of the captive marine mammals.
Nov 7, 2015
Child porn law remains too lax
Despite revisions last year, Japan's child pornography laws remain weak and their enforcement lax.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 26, 2015
U.N. rapporteur urges crackdown on impunity for child sex offenders
Japan must stamp out the impunity granted to people who sexually exploit children, including light sentences and the reluctance to prosecute, to overcome the nation's "institutional" tolerance for such crimes, a U.N. expert said Monday in Tokyo.
Oct 21, 2015
Groups criticize Japan's tolerance of child pornography, call for stricter laws
Dismayed at entrenched child pornography in Japan, organizations petition the welfare minister to crack down on the sexual abuse of minors.
Oct 8, 2015
Lawyer calls for government financial aid for children who strip parents of custody
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.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 8, 2015
Poverty, isolation push Japan's child abuse cases to record high
Child welfare authorities dealt with nearly 90,000 child abuse cases in the fiscal year ending March, a government survey showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 30, 2015
Landmark ruling in favor of victimized porn actress paves way for others to quit, lawyers say
A recent landmark court ruling in favor of a porn actress desperate to quit the industry paves the way for others to cut ties with the world of commercial sex without fear of penalties, lawyers said Tuesday.


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