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ABUSE

EDITORIALS
Sep 26, 2015
Child abuse rate at a record high
The police and other authorities are doing a better job of dealing with child abuse, but more needs to be done.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 24, 2015
Fewer than 60% of child centers mediated 'special' adoptions in fiscal 2013, report shows
Fewer than 60 percent of child consultation centers in Japan mediated "special" adoptions of children aged below 6 in fiscal 2013 due to staff shortages, a health ministry report showed Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 24, 2015
Pope couches sexual abuses as 'difficult moments' in call to U.S. bishops to avoid further costly scandals
Pope Francis on Wednesday told U.S. Roman Catholic bishops that crimes of sexual abuse of minors by clergy should never be repeated, acknowledging the damage caused by years of scandal in the U.S. Catholic Church.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 15, 2015
Toyonaka nursing home worker allegedly tried to strangle female resident
An employee at a nursing home in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, injured a female resident by trying to strangle her, according to city officials.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 10, 2015
Child abuse cases soar to record high in first half of 2015
The number of child abuse cases in which the Japanese police took action rose to a record 376 in the first half of 2015, with more than 80 percent involving violent assault.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 7, 2015
Bill Cosby ordered to give sworn deposition in suit alleging sexual abuse of minor
Bill Cosby has been ordered to give a sworn deposition in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the comedian of plying her with alcohol and sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles when she was 15 years old.
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2015
In 'historic' shift, night school admission standards are eased in Japan
In a landmark development, the government has dictated a drastic easing of admission requirements for night junior high school, paving the way for victims of childhood abuse and bullying to take the classes again, only this time actually benefitting from them.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 29, 2015
Survey of Vietnamese workers finds negative take-away from 'trainees' program
A Vietnamese man who took part in a controversial government-run foreign trainees program in Japan believes much of the criticism leveled against it are borne out, judging by a survey he conducted of more than three dozen fellow workers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 29, 2015
Subaru's hometown transformed by foreign workers
Afghan children studying at a madrassa, Catholic mass in seven languages, workers from over sixty countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 24, 2015
Child care workers held over infant heatstroke death
Tochigi Prefecture Police have arrested the former owner of a child care facility in Utsunomiya and her two children for causing the death of a 9-month-old girl who was under their care last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2015
Child sex abuse victim says ruling underlines need to change law
The case of a woman in her 40s who successfully sued her childhood molester has underscored the need for Japan to grant sexual abuse survivors longer statutes of limitations, her lawyers say.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 10, 2015
Despite protests, Cosby's Walk of Fame star to stay but other honors scrutinized
Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will not be removed, organizers said on Thursday, but other honors given to the beleaguered comedian came under assault in the face of mounting sexual abuse allegations against him.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 2, 2015
Japan court orders Google to remove past arrest reports
A Japanese court has issued an injunction ordering Google Inc. to remove Internet search results that include reports of a man's arrest, court documents showed Thursday.
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2015
ASIJ sex abuse report is finally released, blames 'cultural taboos'
A 'historical lack of formal policies' and 'cultural taboos' allowed child sex abuse committed by former American School in Japan teacher Jack Moyer to go unchecked for decades, according to an independent legal team tasked with probing the pedophilia scandal.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 5, 2015
American School in Japan admits covering up teacher's sex abuse for decades
In a long-awaited disclosure, a well-known international school in Tokyo admits to concealing decades of sexual abuse by a former teacher and apologizes.
JAPAN
May 22, 2015
Activist slams indifference to sexual exploitation of girls in 'JK' industry
An activist fighting the notorious "JK" industry has called on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to initiate efforts to eradicate the increasingly knotty problem of sex trafficking involving high school girls in Japan, describing the nation as too indifferent toward curbing child prostitution.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues
Apr 29, 2015
A child rape at St. Mary's school in Tokyo, then a 50-year wait for closure
My dear children, whom Jesus, our Saviour, has loved so much, whom he bends down to embrace and bless, come to us, stay with us. We will be the guardian angels of your innocence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 24, 2015
Lack of progress in probe into ASIJ ex-teacher's sex abuses riles victims
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 1, 2015
Harassment probe yields video of nursing home abuse; three men arrested
A trio of employees at a nursing home in Nagoya have been arrested on suspicion of physically abusing a 93-year-old female resident and taking a video of the act.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 26, 2015
Record 28,923 children suspected of being abused in 2014
The figure represents an increase of 33.9 percent from a year earlier, a trend the National Police Agency attributed to 'heightened awareness' of the problem.

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