Tag - abuse



Japan Times
Aug 24, 2013
It only takes one 'Barefoot' step to cross the line into censorship
If you want people to pay attention to a point you're making, try to bring the subject of children into the debate. Right now, the media is discussing a decision made by the board of education of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, to limit student access to the manga "Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen)," first published in 1973 and translated into 20 languages. It chronicles the life of a boy in Hiroshima around the time of the 1945 atomic bombings and contains scenes of violence that the board deems too strong for children. However, the Asahi Shimbun reports that the decision actually "stems from the complaint of one citizen" who specifically objects to depictions of atrocities carried out by Japanese soldiers, which the citizen claims never happened.
Aug 22, 2013
Japan Olympic Committee probes physical abuse of gymnast by her coach
The Japan Olympic Committee is moving to investigate a report that a female gymnast was physically abused by a coach, it was learned Wednesday from a source.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 25, 2013
Over 66,000 cases of child abuse seen in '12
Child consultation centers dealt with 66,807 child abuse cases in fiscal 2012, exceeding 60,000 for the first time since the tally started in fiscal 1990.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2013
Charles Saatchi: art supremo with an image problem
When the art collector Charles Saatchi wants something, he knows how to set about getting it. Gallerists and curators are full of stories about the way he walks into an exhibition, fixes on the single best work of art on show and rushes toward it — in the words of one acquaintance, "like a heat-seeking missile." Those who have seen him in action say that when he likes a piece of art, he will do everything he can to have it for himself. For Saatchi, worth a rumored £135 million, the price is irrelevant.
JAPAN / Society
May 24, 2013
Judo federation probes exec's alleged sexual misdeed against female athlete
The All Japan Judo Federation is probing allegations that a top female judoka was the target of an inappropriate sexual advance in December 2011 by a director of the body.
May 15, 2013
Dispelling five myths about missing children
The number of missing-person cases and other crimes against children in the U.S. have been dropping. Cell phones are almost certainly part of the explanation.
Apr 5, 2013
Wrestling coach who was violent to kids punished
The Kyoto prefectural board of education said Thursday it has learned that a male high school wrestling coach was involved in seven cases of physical violence from 2004 to 2012.
Feb 8, 2013
No abuse within organizations, 31 Olympic sports federations claim
The Japanese Olympic Committee announced Friday that the representatives of all 31 Olympic sports federations it questioned over two days said no abuse exists within their organizations at the national level.
Feb 8, 2013
JOC starts abuse probe of national sports federations
In response to allegations of physical and verbal abuse in the national women's judo team, the Japanese Olympic Committee on Thursday began investigating abuse in its other affiliated federations, with 13 of the bodies questioned telling media they were free of abuse.
Feb 1, 2013
End the abuse of athletes
Fifteen of Japan's top female judo athletes, including Olympic contenders, should be praised for standing up against coaching violence and harassment.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on