Tag - abuse



JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2015
Aichi teacher fractures student's back in altercation after basketball game
According to the board of education and the school in the city of Toyota, the same teacher was involved in a similar incident less than four years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2015
Animal abuse videos spark push for stronger laws
Sadistic videos posted online this year showing a man abusing a toy poodle have sparked revulsion among some viewers and calls by activists for changes to the law.
Feb 27, 2015
Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for abusing Indonesian maid
A Hong Kong mother of two who punched her maids, beat them with mops and threatened to kill their relatives was jailed for six years on Friday in a case that triggered outrage and exposed the plight of millions of domestic helpers across Asia.
Feb 24, 2015
Labor law needs sharper teeth
The labor ministry should devise more effective measures to be taken against 'black companies' and more strictly enforce existing labor laws to halt abusive labor practices.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2015
Nonprofit's manga raises awareness of teen sexual exploitation in Japan
A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization is publishing manga booklets Monday that aim to safeguard juveniles from what it calls the increasingly serious reality of teen sexual exploitation in Japan.
Feb 15, 2015
Nationality no barrier for spouses seeking protection from violence
An American resident writes: 'My husband hasn't done much physically yet, but he has threatened to kill me on one occasion. Is it possible to file a restraining order?'
Feb 10, 2015
Wrong way to import workers
If Japan needs foreign workers to fill its manpower needs, the government should consider a new system of accepting such labor on a longer-term basis rather than under the guise of an technical internship program.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2015
Sales of surveillance cameras surge in South Korea after day care abuse case
Sales of surveillance cameras are surging in South Korea after a day care center worker was caught on camera earlier this month knocking a toddler to the floor, spurring calls for closer monitoring of schools and child care facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 24, 2015
Amazon's Japan unit raided over child porn sales
Police raid offices of the Japanese arm of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc. on suspicion of assisting the sale of child pornography.
Jan 13, 2015
Death of 3-year-old shows how child abuse experts are overstretched
The death of a 3-year-old girl, thrown into a river by her mother in November, underscores shortcomings in the nation's child protection system, 10 years after amendments to the child welfare law purported to fix it.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2014
Teen missing for four years found alive, hidden behind wall near Atlanta
A 13-year-old boy who had been reported missing four years ago was discovered alive, hidden behind a fake wall of a home near Atlanta, and reunited with his mother early Saturday, police said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
Man, 26, held for beating infant daughter into unconsciousness
Sapporo Nishi Police in Hokkaido arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly striking his 4-month-old daughter in the head on several occasions to the point where she has been unconscious since August.
Nov 25, 2014
2,266 disabled people were abused in Japan in fiscal 2013, ministry says
A total of 2,266 disabled people in Japan were reportedly abused by family members or care workers in the year leading up to last March, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 21, 2014
Osaka couple arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death
A Osaka couple are held for allegedly starving their 3-year-old daughter to death, while a Niigata mom is suspected of throwing her daughter, also 3, off a bridge.
Nov 21, 2014
Justice Ministry admits fault after detainee at immigration facility dies
The Immigration Bureau admits mishandling a Cameroonian man who died after he was left without access to medical care at a detention facility in Ibaraki Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 21, 2014
Niigata Mom admits throwing daughter from bridge to her death
A 24-year-old mother in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 3-year-old daughter by throwing her into a river.
Nov 13, 2014
Survey suggests 141 children may be missing in Japan
Welfare authorities are unable to confirm the whereabouts of 141 children who were registered with municipalities, including four infants whose cases were given high-alert status.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 29, 2014
Man charged with causing his stepson's suicide
The physical and psychological abuse Yuito Murayama had long suffered at the hands of his stepfather included a demand that he hang himself, police allege.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2014
Former St. Mary's teachers faced child sex abuse charges in U.S.
Two former teachers at St. Mary's International School in Tokyo faced child sexual abuse charges after returning to the United States.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2014
St. Mary's school in Tokyo to investigate child sex abuse after teacher's rape confession
St. Mary's International School is setting up a panel to conduct an internal investigation into reported cases of child sexual abuse — including one confirmed case of rape — at the school in Tokyo.


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