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ABUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 14, 2023
Four relatives arrested for abandoning boy's body in Kobe
The four relatives are suspected of dumping the body in a suitcase in a grassy area about 800 meters from their home around June 19.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2023
U.N. human rights group to probe Johnny's agency sex abuse scandal
The Working Group on Business and Human Rights is expected to arrive in Japan between late July and early August and conduct interviews in Tokyo and Osaka.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2023
Girl dies in Mie after AI suggested not taking her into custody
In June, the Mie Prefectural Police arrested the girl's mother, 42, for allegedly inflicting injuries resulting in the girl's death.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2023
Talks begin on measures to bar sex offenders from working with children
Under a proposed system, applicants for jobs at schools and nurseries would be required to submit certificates showing that they have no record of past sex crimes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2023
Uncle of 6-year-old found dead in Kobe directed disposal of body
The grandmother of Nao Hosaka has told investigators that the boy's uncle instructed other family members to prepare the suitcase used to discard the boy's body.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 24, 2023
Suspect confesses to abandoning her 6-year-old son's body in Kobe
Saki Hosaka, recently arrested for allegedly confining her mother in Kobe, has confessed to abandoning the body of her son, Nao, with her brother and sisters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 17, 2023
Coding to training: Philippines tackles online child sexual abuse
Inside an unmarked building in a Manila business district, a war is being waged 24/7 against dark and mostly hidden crimes — the online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2023
Culture at Johnny's to be scrutinized amid investigation into abuse claims
A team of experts hired by the talent agency have said they will “independently” and “exclusively” investigate claims of sexual assaults by late founder Johnny Kitagawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2023
Former Johnny’s idols submit petition and call for changes to child abuse prevention law
The online petition was set up on May 26 by three former idols and has garnered more than 40,000 signatures as of Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 2, 2023
Ex-Johnny’s idol fears that attention on abuse scandal will soon fade away
'I'm afraid that in a few months, even before the summer, no one will be talking about it anymore. That’s the fear I have right now,” said Junya Hiramoto.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 1, 2023
JPMorgan tries to deflect blame for long relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
According to a deposition, Epstein was dismissed as a client in summer 2013 because of concerns about repeated large cash withdrawals from his many accounts with the bank.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2023
Japanese actor Noriyuki Higashiyama apologizes for Johnny's sex scandal
Higashiyama asked younger members to wait to comment as he thought he should speak first as the agency's oldest active member.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
Japanese singer Masahiko Kondo urges Johnny's to answer sex abuse claims
The official said the 58-year-old singer made the remarks to reporters when he visited the Oita governor to promote a car racing event in the southwestern prefecture.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 18, 2023
How Japanese media companies enabled Johnny’s abuse
The power dynamics of Japan's entertainment and media industries ultimately meant that accusations of sexual abuse were not investigated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 16, 2023
Foreign media spotlight brought Johnny’s sexual abuse claims to the fore
With abuse accusations circulating for decades, reports by overseas media outlets ultimately cleared the way for coverage in the mainstream domestic press.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
May 15, 2023
Johnny’s takes steps toward overdue reckoning with its past
Allegations of sexual abuse by founder Johnny Kitagawa have long dogged the talent agency, but times are changing and the company seems to be facing the music.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 15, 2023
Major Japanese talent agency apologizes over sexual assault claims
Allegations by former entertainers against the founder of Johnny & Associates have made headlines both domestically and internationally.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2023
Fans demand Johnny's talent agency investigate sexual abuse claims
Johnny Kitagawa was the subject of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct ranging from child abuse to sexual exploitation by several boys he had taken under his wing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2023
Over 900 child mistreatment cases reported at nurseries between April and December
The findings add pressure on local authorities to take action to prevent incidents that could cause children physical or psychological harm.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2023
Former teen idol alleges sexual abuse by boy-band mogul Johnny Kitagawa
The artist is one of the first to publicly address Kitagawa's long-alleged sexual abuse, saying he was molested '15 to 20' times while with the agency starting when he was 15 years old.

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