Tag - violence



Many women suffer abuse for decades, afraid to speak out for fear of being stigmatized or blamed.
WORLD / Society / FOCUS
May 10, 2024
'Everyone around you loses': How domestic abuse hurts economies
Research suggests the global cost of all violence against women could be about 2% of gross domestic product, or the size of Canada's economy.
Australia PM Anthony Albanese. Albanese on Wednesday announced new legislation to ban deepfake pornography and additional funding for the country's online watchdog.
WORLD / Society
May 1, 2024
Australian PM says violence against women a 'national crisis'
28 women have been killed in Australia so far this year — an average of one death every four days.
Among those who experienced physical abuse from their spouses or partners, 12.6% said they felt that their lives were in danger, according to the government survey conducted late last year.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 27, 2024
Record 1 in 5 in Japan report partner abuse, government survey shows
Among married couples, the rate is even higher at 1 in 4.
Buddhist devotees worship in heavy rain in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 5, 2023.
WORLD / Society
Feb 15, 2024
Domestic violence is cost of climate change for Sri Lanka women
Sri Lanka is among the countries most affected by extreme weather events as it grapples with the aftermath of a huge financial collapse in 2022.
Protesters on Saturday during a demonstration, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in Mexico City
WORLD / Society
Nov 26, 2023
Thousands march across globe to denounce violence against women
Thousands of people took to the streets across the world to condemn violence against women.
Members of the family law subcommittee of the Justice Ministry's Legislative Council discuss joint parental custody after divorce at the Justice Ministry on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 30, 2023
Ministry panel proposes introducing joint custody after divorce
The proposal comes amid increased attention on bitter custodial battles between divorced parents.
Anderson Robson Barbosa, a 34-year-old Brazilian man, was charged in a Brazilian court over the murder of his wife and their daughter while living in Osaka Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 16, 2023
Man charged in Brazil for allegedly murdering family in Japan
The 34-year-old has been charged over the murder of his wife and child in Osaka, allegedly because he feared divorce.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2023
Afghan women forced back to abusive ex-husbands after divorces annulled
Under the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan a small number of women were granted legal separation. Now local commanders are ordering them back into violent marriages.
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
Feb 3, 2023
Nick Kyrgios avoids conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting former girlfriend
The 2022 Wimbledon finalist admitted assaulting then-girlfriend Chiara Passari on Jan. 10, 2021, by pushing her to the ground after a heated argument.
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
Jan 4, 2023
U.S. Soccer investigates Gregg Berhalter domestic violence allegation
In a statement, Berhalter disclosed details of an incident between him and his now-wife that took place in 1991, saying the federation had been informed in an effort to blackmail him.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2022
Standing up to Iran's gender-driven violence
Women in Iran are not only protesting for the right not to wear the hijab; they are protesting against a government that has curtailed their most basic rights.
Japan Times
Aug 25, 2022
‘Violence Action’: Quirky killer lacks an element of surprise
Toichiro Ruto's film, adapted from a webcomic, features artfully choreographed action scenes, but leaves out details from the manga that gave the story much of its flavor.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2022
NFL players pay small price when accused of violence against women
A study found that a player's worth on the field more strongly predicts how long his career will be than whether he is accused of violence against women.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 2, 2022
Johnny Depp scores near-total victory in defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard
A seven-person jury in Virginia also ruled for Heard on one counterclaim against Depp.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 19, 2022
Japan passes bill to enhance support for vulnerable women
The new law, set to go into effect in April 2024, is meant to encourage the state and municipalities to better address issues faced by women, such as poverty and sexual exploitation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2022
Japan sees record number of domestic violence consultations amid pandemic
The figure for 2021, up 399 from the previous year, is the highest since a law against spousal violence took effect in 2001.
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
Oct 20, 2021
Philippines to review thousands more 'drug war' killings, justice minister says
Recent details challenge the official police narrative that says the thousands shot dead were all drug dealers who resisted arrest.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan