Tag - abuse



JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2014
Parents in Shiga held for keeping 8-year-old son chained to pillar
The parents of an 8-year-old boy in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion they had left their son chained to a pillar the previous day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 4, 2014
Dead newborn left in Kumamoto 'baby hatch'; mom arrested
A woman is arrested on suspicion of leaving the dead body of her newborn son in a 'baby hatch' at a hospital in Kumamoto.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2014
Tokyo police hold emergency meeting after taxi driver arrested for 'dappo' drugs
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department hold an emergency meeting with cab and trucking companier to address accidents caused by drivers under the influence of 'dappo' (loophole) drugs.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 25, 2014
Police handled record 13,037 cases of child abuse in first half of year
Police reported abuse cases involving a record 13,037 children to child consultation centers between January and June, up 29.6 percent from a year earlier
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 22, 2014
Jailed American lived enigmatic life
Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset," acquaintances who met or worked with him say.
Sep 19, 2014
'Dappo' drugs have sent over 4,400 to hospitals since 2009: survey
A total of 4,469 people were taken to hospitals in connection with so-called quasi-legal drugs from January 2009 to June this year, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2014
Sex abuse involving smartphone messaging apps surges
Sexual predators have increasingly been using anonymous smartphone messaging apps such as Line and KakaoTalk to groom children for abuse, with 262 minors victimized in the first half of this year, more than double the reported number a year earlier, the National Police Agency said on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 14, 2014
Award-winning British actress says police failed to act on abuse as a child
Golden Globe-winning actress Samantha Morton has said she was sexually abused as a child in the English city of Nottingham but authorities refused to respond to her complaints, a familiar tale as Britain grapples with a string of child abuse scandals.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2014
'No child ever deserves to be abused like this'
Images of Koyuki Higashi's childhood came back to her in flashes. She was almost always in the bathroom; sometimes she caught a glimpse of the stool she used to sit on while taking a shower, other times she saw her father and her, bathing together. For a long time Higashi was unable to make much sense...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2014
Kodomo no Ie: home away from home
The sound of giggling fills a room at Kodomo no Ie, a children's institution in northern Tokyo, as a group of half a dozen girls work on their homework while waiting for dinner to be served. It's the same situation that is typically played out in homes across the country, except these are no ordinary...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2014
Waking up to child abuse
With reported cases of child abuse topping 70,000 per annum for the first time in August, Masami Ito examines the nation's changing attitudes toward violence at home.
Sep 10, 2014
Cost of domestic violence far outstrips war at $8 trillion a year: study
Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2014
St. Mary's International School in Tokyo rocked by sexual abuse claims
After Catholic boys school responds to account from 1960s, other former pupils allege systematic abuse by another teacher during the 1970s
Aug 26, 2014
Teen arrested for killing roommate's baby in Tokyo
An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly murdering the 3-month-old daughter of a woman she lived with in Tokyo, police said Tuesday.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 20, 2014
Cliff Richard cancels Canterbury Cathedral performance amid sex probe
British singer Cliff Richard, whose house was searched last week by police investigating allegations of a sexual offence involving an underage boy in the 1980s, has canceled a performance he was due to give next month in Canterbury Cathedral, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 16, 2014
Thais to check on Japanese man's four alleged surrogate kids in Cambodia
Thai officials will soon travel to Cambodia after an adviser to a Japanese man claiming to be the father of at least 15 babies in Thailand on Friday invited them to see how well four children apparently fathered by the man are being raised in Cambodia.
Aug 15, 2014
Teacher in Shizuoka reportedly urged student to commit suicide
A teacher at an elementary school in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, is facing discipline for abusive treatment of one of his pupils that allegedly included urging him to commit suicide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2014
DNA shows nine babies found in Bangkok have same father, who remains unknown
DNA tests have proven that nine babies found in a Bangkok condominium last week have the same father, but authorities have yet to prove he is the Japanese businessman at the center of the case, senior police doctor Jongjate Aojanepong said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2014
Once state support ends, life is difficult to navigate
The main reason youths are placed in children's institutions is abuse and neglect, but experts say society knows little about the situations these children face.
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2014
Foster parent shortage takes growing toll on children
Veteran foster parent Mika Hobbs was surprisingly frank when she confessed how nerve-racking her job can be.


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