Editorials May 10, 2014

Japan's orphans need foster care

Japan's tendency to place orphans and abused children into institutions instead of finding them foster homes too often leaves them open to mistreatment and socially scarred.

National / Crime & Legal Mar 19, 2014

Baby sitter in Saitama used fake name: mom

The 26-year-old baby sitter from Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, under arrest for allegedly abandoning the body of a 2-year-old boy who had been in his care, had offered his services under a fictitious name, police said Wednesday. Yuji Motte was arrested Tuesday after police discovered the ...

National / Crime & Legal Mar 17, 2014

Boy found dead in sitter's apartment

Police have decided to arrest a babysitter in connection with the death of a boy whose body was found Monday morning in an apartment building unit  in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture. Another boy, apparently the other son, was found alive nearby. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police said the ...