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PARENTS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 25, 2023
Japan tries to fix a child custody system under fire from all sides
In Japan, child welfare in divorce often turns on single-parent custody, where one parent can be largely excluded from a child’s life.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 9, 2022
Advocate group clashes with divorce lawyers over parental authority
Japan doesn't grant joint parental authority for divorced parents — but some express concern over cases of domestic abuse.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 1, 2020
Japan needs foster care rather than institutions, say U.K. experts
With Japan placing around 85 percent of children and babies who need care in institutions, the nation needs to increase provisions for foster care, according to British-based experts on the welfare and rights of vulnerable children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 7, 2019
Japan's adoption rules changed to allow older kids' ties to biological parents to be severed
The program is aimed at providing a stable environment for children who cannot be raised by their biological parents because of economic difficulties or abuse.
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2018
Japan sees rise in child abuse cases at orphanages and foster homes
The number of child abuse cases reported in orphanages and foster homes has increased in recent years, according to government data, with some of the victims having been placed in such care due to similar mistreatment suffered at home.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2018
Justice Ministry panel looks to enforce custody transfers in absence of uncooperative parents
Tokyo considers making it easier for children to be handed over to parents who have secured custody even if the former spouse defies a court order to let them go.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 26, 2018
Children of poor, jobless single moms have become an underclass in Japan
The beating of a 4-year-old boy last Christmas Eve went on through the night. Covered with bruises and having suffered catastrophic internal bleeding, he was pronounced dead at an Osaka hospital. Soon after, his mother and her two boyfriends were arrested.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2018
Tokyo man switched at birth seeks out parents, and answers
For a Tokyo man, being told by friends and neighbors that he looked nothing like his parents was a source of pain growing up, and his own suspicions that he might not be his parents' biological son proved to be true many years later.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2017
Mothers voice support for vice minister using official car to transport son to nursery
A vice minister has given up using a chauffeured official car to take her child to day care after drawing political flak, but some working mothers have expressed sympathy for the 39-year-old lawmaker.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jul 18, 2017
Nagoya assembly creates day care room for nursing mom among ranks
The Nagoya Municipal Assembly has created a private day care room for one of its members with a 1-year-old son, the first such facility among governments in the Tokai region and a rarity in other parts of Japan as well.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2017
Shiga city offers Spanish, Portuguese classes for children of migrant families
A public-private program has been underway in a Shiga Prefecture city to teach Spanish or Portuguese to children of migrants from Latin America working at local manufacturing plants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 23, 2016
Osaka group launches 'easy-matching' baby adoption website
A nonprofit organization in Osaka recently launched what it touts as an easy-matching adoption website, triggering criticism from experts that adoptions should be made more carefully.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 29, 2016
Child welfare law revised but tens of thousands remain institutionalized in Japan
A baby lies in a metal-bar cot drinking from a bottle perched on his pillow in a Tokyo orphanage. There's no one to hold and feed him or offer words of comfort.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 31, 2016
Foster parents allowed child care leave under new law
Foster parents seeking to adopt a child will be allowed to take child care leave from next January under a new law enacted by the Diet this week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 12, 2016
Clinic-run day care centers fight to stay afloat
In a nation struggling to increase its population, and amid strong demand for day care centers operated in conjunction with children's clinics, such facilities are fighting for their own financial health.
EDITORIALS
Jan 9, 2016
Child poverty policy falls short
The government is taking only small steps to combat the pernicious problem of child poverty.
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2015
Panel mulls allowing children to stay in foster care until 20
A government panel on Wednesday began discussing measures to allow orphaned and neglected children to stay in foster care until they are 20 years old, the legal age of adulthood in Japan, instead of the current 18 years old.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2015
Efforts increasing to keep Japan's single-parent kids off streets
Six boys and girls, the youngest only 4 years old, dined with local volunteers one September evening in a nursing care facility in Shiga Prefecture as part of a service to care for children of single-parent households when the parent is away.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Sep 26, 2015
Masaki Matsunaga: 'We should enjoy all the emotions we feel'
Japanese entreprenuer on dialects, parents and using balloons to make people float
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2015
Kawasaki murder highlights poor support for single parents
The brutal murder of 13-year-old Ryota Uemura in Kawasaki last month has highlighted the challenges of single parenthood, which often involve struggles to sustain the family and adequately support children amid ineffective public assistance.

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