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ABUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 31, 2022
Picture book aids efforts to combat child sexual abuse in Japan
Measures to tackle the sexual abuse of children have been strengthened in Japan, including through education.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 29, 2022
For abuse survivors struggling to heal, Pope's visit to Canada 'not enough'
Some have called for Indigenous people to be allowed access to records of what happened in Catholic schools, and for the return of Indigenous artifacts from Vatican museums.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 25, 2022
Osaka court fines man for putting baby son in freezer
Prosecutors said the freezer operated at minus 18 degrees Celsius and that the child was wrapped only in a baby blanket.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 29, 2022
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for 'horrific' sex trafficking
Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December of five charges, including sex trafficking a minor, for recruiting and grooming four girls to have sexual encounters with Jeffrey Epstein.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2022
Japan enacts law to launch new agency to tackle children's issues
The new organization, expected to be named the Children and Families Agency, is due to launch in April 2023.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Apr 18, 2022
Japan bids for more streamlined approach to children’s issues with new agency
Deliberations on a series of bills that will allow the government to create the agency, a key part of the agenda for the current parliamentary session, will begin on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2022
Japan aims to block sex offenders from jobs in schools and child care
Under the system being considered, those who want a job in child care or education would need to submit proof that they are not a convicted sex offender.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2022
Mother arrested over 7-year-old son's suspicious death
The move comes as police also look into the deaths of her three other children at an earlier date, all of whom also died at a young age.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 3, 2022
Japan saw a record number of child abuse cases in 2021 amid pandemic
The number of child welfare referrals reached a record high, surpassing 100,000 for the second consecutive year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2021
Ghislaine Maxwell convicted for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teens
The British socialite faces up to 65 years in prison at her yet-to-be-scheduled sentencing proceeding.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 21, 2021
In the year to end child labor, COVID-19 wreaks havoc
Despite some success stories that put child traffickers behind bars, global progress was patchy and COVID-19 fueled abuses.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Dec 14, 2021
Larry Nassar abuse survivors reach $380 million settlement
The deal ends the latest dark chapter in one of the biggest child-molestation cases in history.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 30, 2021
Violence by fathers against newborns in Japan shows urgent need for education
When some infants show an aversion toward their fathers, experts warn against interpreting this as rejection, cautioning that it is a sign of cognitive development.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2021
Japan to monitor children's school progress and family finances in new database
By integrating data often collected by separate authorities, officials hope to quickly identify children in need of assistance to prevent poverty and abuse.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2021
Babysitting sites to face stricter guidelines for government listing
The stricter directives come after one site did not notify users that two of its registered babysitters had allegedly sexually assaulted children in their care.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2021
Woman arrested over injury leading to death of 3-year-old son
The boy's grandmother was visiting at the time and called for an ambulance about 10 minutes after the incident occurred.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 4, 2021
Crime in Japan dropped to lowest postwar level in 2020
The number of crimes recorded in Japan in 2020 hit the lowest level in the postwar era for the sixth straight year, with a sharp decline in street crime as people stayed home during the coronavirus pandemic, police data showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 20, 2021
Couple arrested over death of 3-month-old baby for alleged negligence
As an autopsy showed the baby's ribs and other bones were broken, the police are investigating the parents for physically abusing the child.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2020
Santa Claus bikers parade in Tokyo against child abuse
At the parade, bikers said this year's event meant more, because more children were vulnerable to domestic violence during the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2020
Hokkaido mom gets nine years for starving daughter, 2, to death
The presiding judge criticized the defendant's act as 'extremely irresponsible and malicious' as she went out for hours and left her daughter alone without feeding her.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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