Tag - victims



Japan Times
Jan 7, 2019
Six months after heavy rains hit parts of western Japan, relatives and survivors mourn those who died in the disaster
Victims of last July's torrential rain that hit parts of western Japan were remembered Sunday, six months after the first special heavy rain warning during the disaster was issued.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2018
West Japan flood victims still living in despair a month after disaster: survey
Two-thirds of residents surveyed in the prefectures of Okayama, Hiroshima and Ehime said they are facing serious financial difficulties, and a third said they are unsatisfied with relief measures.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2018
Gov. Ichiro Matsui works to distribute donations more quickly for those affected by Osaka earthquake
Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui is working to hand out donations quickly to those affected by the June 18 earthquake in northern Osaka Prefecture that killed five and injured over 400.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2018
Over 90% of Japan's child abuse and sexual crime victims didn't receive compensation: survey
Only a small proportion of those subject to violent crimes knew about available consultation services, and fewer still were able to secure financial assistance to which they were entitled.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2018
Last of six people listed as missing from Oita landslide confirmed dead
All six people listed as missing after the landslide earlier this month in Oita Prefecture have been confirmed dead, the Oita Prefectural Government said Monday.
Japan Times
Sep 27, 2017
Victims of Mount Ontake eruption mourned on third anniversary of eruption
Victims' families and friends on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the eruption of Mount Ontake, the nation's deadliest postwar volcanic disaster, which killed 58 people and left five more missing and presumed dead.
Jul 14, 2017
NPA to beef up crime victim compensation program in 2018
Based on a proposal finalized Friday by a National Police Agency panel, the government will improve its compensation program for crime victims next year to bolster support for those under 18 and victims of offenses against family members.
May 11, 2017
Crime victims got ¥882 million in state aid in fiscal 2016
The government paid ¥882 million ($7.73 million) in aid to 390 crime victims and their kin in fiscal 2016, down ¥109 million from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Thursday.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2017
Support centers for victims of sexual assault face funding shortages despite government subsidies
Local governments have stepped up efforts to help victims of sexual assault by setting up support centers nationwide, but challenges remain in keeping their doors open around the clock and providing mental health support for counselors.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 9, 2015
Elderly make up 37% in public housing for Tohoku disaster victims
Some 37.2 percent of the disaster victims still living in temporary public housing in the three prefectures hit hardest by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami are 65 or older, and roughly a quarter of the households are composed of individuals living alone.
Dec 11, 2014
'Genki' project goes global in bid to spread new year cheer to Tohoku
Happy New Year! There's no better way to say it than with people worldwide sending a note of good cheer to someone in the Tohoku disaster zone.
Dec 10, 2014
Prefectures providing more support for stalking victims
Since the anti-stalking law was beefed up last year, prefectural governments across the nation have been strengthening services for victims, including provisions for providing shelter and financial assistance.
JAPAN / History
Sep 16, 2014
Group releases 'comfort women' interviews from before 1993 apology
A Seoul-based group has released footage of interviews conducted by the Japanese government with victims of forced sexual slavery in World War II to produce the 1993 apology known as the Kono Statement.
Jul 1, 2014
GM fund for ignition defect victims to offer wide eligibility
The compensation fund for victims of General Motors Co's defective ignition switch will be open to a broad range of people, with family members of those who died as a result eligible for at least $1 million, the attorney in charge of the fund said Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 19, 2014
Prosecutors to tape victims, witnesses
The Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday it has instructed the offices of district prosecutors across the country to extend the recording of interrogation sessions for suspects to victims and witnesses on a trial basis.
Jun 17, 2014
Japanese falling victim to crime at Brazil World Cup
Takeshi Itai, a Japanese tourist attending the World Cup in Brazil, was visiting a slum, or favela, in the eastern region of Salvador when five men brandishing guns approached his taxi.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 11, 2014
Stiffer juvenile law enacted
The Diet enacts a controversial law to stiffen punishment for juvenile offenders, including longer prison terms of up to 20 years for serious offenses.
Apr 5, 2014
Host clubs: a hotbed of human trafficking
The Japanese host. You can see them on the streets of Tokyo's Kabukicho: the dapper thin men with colored, blown-dry hair, fake suntans, snazzy suits and charming smiles, chatting up passing females and trying to get them to come and have drinks. They've been the subject of documentaries, television series and popular manga such as "Shinjuku Swan."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Nov 19, 2013
Maintaining anonymity of sex crime victims in Japan questioned
The growing trend by law enforcement and the judiciary to keep sex crime victims anonymous is raising concern that it could be creating an environment conducive to wrongful accusations.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2013
NPO helps parents help child victims of crime by altering mind-set
A nonprofit group assisting people victimized by crime held an unprecedented series of workshops nationwide this summer on what parents should and shouldn't do if their children fall prey to criminals.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves