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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2023
Most children of Jehovah's Witnesses followers in Japan have been whipped, survey shows
The most cited reason for being hit was 'napping or talking during congregations.' Others included 'answering back to parents' and 'playing with a schoolmate.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2023
Sentence upheld for friend of Fukuoka mom who starved son to death
The Fukuoka High Court backed the credibility of testimony by the mother that Emiko Akahori psychologically controlled her life as a whole.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2023
Teens made up 44.1% of Japan child-porn offenders in 2022: police
Experts say the increase may be due to the prevalence of smartphones, with approximately 40% of victims tricked or threatened into sending nude photos of themselves through social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 2, 2023
Japan child abuse cases reach new record; revenge porn on the rise
Stalking and domestic violence also show signs of increase, with reports of related crimes reaching new levels.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 1, 2023
Japan lawyers form group to support children of Jehovah's Witnesses followers
The lawyers reported to the health ministry that the religious group still requires the refusal of blood transfusions even after the ministry warned this would amount to neglect of children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 6, 2023
120 cases of mistreatment at Japan child care facilities over past decade, survey finds
The cases have generally been on an uptrend on the back of increased workloads on teachers and as corporal punishment and discipline come under greater scrutiny, experts said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 3, 2023
Osaka city assembly vice speaker arrested on molestation charges
Kentaro Inoue, 54, is suspected of touching the bodies of four girls age 10 to 11 at a sleepover hosted by Inoue in September 2020.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2023
Crime in Japan up in 2022 for first time in 20 years
Consultations on domestic violence and suspected child abuse cases both hit all-time highs last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2023
Man arrested for allegedly inflicting brain damage on son in Osaka
Yudai Arata, 26, is accused of causing his second-born son to suffer severe head trauma by unknown means at the family's home in Izumiotsu in December 2021.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 10, 2022
22 officers at Nagoya Prison found to have abused inmates
The Justice Ministry is considering working with prosecutors to build criminal cases against the officers accused of abuses.
JAPAN
Dec 8, 2022
Ministry plans to increase number of child welfare officers by over 1,000
The government aims to adopt the draft plan as early as next week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2022
Japan to probe handling of abuse cases at nurseries nationwide
Through the probe, the central government hoping to get a handle on mistreatment cases at nurseries and see whether municipalities are respondingu00a0appropriately.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 5, 2022
Japanese city accuses nursery school head of covering up abuse of toddlers
Toshihiko Sakurai is suspected of making all school teachers write an oath to keep the abusive behavior secret.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 4, 2022
Three Shizuoka nursery school teachers arrested over repeated abuse
The teachers were allegedly involved in 15 cases of abuse, including holding toddlers upside down by their feet, forcibly removing their pants and brandishing a knife.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2022
Authorities reveal abuse of toddlers at Shizuoka nursery school
The municipal government of the city of Susono has said it is considering filing a criminal complaint on suspicion of assault or threatening behavior after confirming 15 cases of abuse.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 9, 2022
Prison sentence upheld for mom who starved son under friend's influence
Rie Ikari had received the sentence from the Fukuoka District Court in June after being convicted of causing the death through negligence as a parent.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2022
Amid Unification Church controversy, church members' kin seek law to protect children
In a written request, the former members stressed that coercing children into religious activities amounts to psychological abuse.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2022
Japanese government shares nationwide info on abusive babysitters with municipalities
The new system is aimed at preventing incidents of abuse amid a spate of malicious cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 14, 2022
Japan study shows how to put a crying baby to bed
According to a new study, there may be a science-based technique to prevent the never-ending sleep routine: walking.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2022
Japan sees record high 207,000 child abuse cases in year to March
By type of abuse, psychological abuse accounted for the largest proportion of 60.1%, or 124,722 cases.

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