Tag - abuse



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.
Aug 4, 2014
Child abuse cases nationwide topped 70,000 mark for first time last year
Child consultation centers across the nation handled 73,765 cases of abuse in fiscal 2013, topping the 70,000 mark for the first time since the government began compiling data in fiscal 1990.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2014
Atami: What do you make of this statue of a jilted gent kicking a girl while she's down?
Gracing the shoreline in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, is a statue unique among the many in Japan that celebrate local legends or famous historical figures: A work depicting a man kicking a woman.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 20, 2014
Nearly 400 children abandoned in Japan since 2011: survey
A total of 395 minors under the age of 18 were abandoned by parents or guardians nationwide in the three years to March, a survey indicated Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 17, 2014
Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants
Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a former prefectural assembly member for alleged possession of illegal stimulant drugs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 15, 2014
Head of U.K. government's child abuse probe quits after a week
The head of a government-commissioned inquiry into allegations that British public institutions failed to protect children from sexual abuse in the 1980s resigned on Monday, less than a week after being appointed.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 9, 2014
Tokyo to inspect 'dappo' narcotics sellers
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to inspect stores suspected of selling quasi-legal narcotics, after the Cabinet called for a crackdown on so-called “dappo” drugs.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2014
Abe declares war on quasi-legal 'dappo' drugs
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares war against quasi-legal highs known as “dappo” drugs, pledging to adopt a speedier process by which regulators can identify and outlaw products with dangerous narcotic or hallucinogenic ingredients.
WORLD / Society
Jul 7, 2014
Cameron under pressure to launch child abuse inquiry
British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing calls to launch a full-scale inquiry into allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s, after an official said the government had lost files that may shed light on the matter.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2014
Nagano man questioned by police over online video of cat drowning
A 29-year-old man in Nagano Prefecture was being questioned by police Sunday on suspicion of animal abuse, after video footage showing a caged cat being drowned was streamed live on the Internet, police officials said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society / FOCUS
Jul 1, 2014
Beijing quietly tightening grip on Hong Kong
Since Britain handed back colonial Hong Kong in 1997, retired primary school teacher and Falun Gong devotee Lau Wai-hing has fully exercised the freedoms China promised this city of 7.2 million.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 26, 2014
'Dappo' drugs skirt clampdown
The death of a pedestrian run over by a driver who was allegedly using 'dappo' herbs just shows the quasi-legal narcotic is on the rise, experts say.
Jun 26, 2014
Nursery staffer fractures boy's skull
A young boy was left with a fractured skull after being physically thrown out of a nursery classroom on June 13, a Kyoto city official said Thursday.
Jun 23, 2014
ASIJ abuse scandal stirs dark memories among readers
Some letters in response to Jon Mitchell's The Foreign Element articles about sexual abuse by late American School in Japan teacher Jack Moyer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 12, 2014
Interns abused as labor crisis grows
Wednesday was a regular work day at rusting Burberry factory Kameda Co. in Ishikawa Prefecture, but for three Chinese women, it was a day of escape.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2014
ASIJ announces investigation into sex abuse
An independent investigation will examine late teacher Jack Moyer's suspected sexual abuse of scores of female students and why American School in Japan officials apparently allowed his attacks to continue unabated despite students' warnings.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 3, 2014
Police trace mother of toddler starved to death
The mother of a boy whose skeletal remains were found last week in a trash-filled apartment in Kanagawa Prefecture has been located by police.


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