Tag - violence

 
 

VIOLENCE

JAPAN / Society
May 22, 2021
Domestic violence consultations in Japan hit record high in 2020
The increase is believed to be partially attributable to the launch in April last year of a 24-hour service to accept consultations by phone and online amid the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2021
Domestic violence consultations in Japan hit record high in 2020
The number reached 82,643, the highest since a law against spousal violence took effect in 2001, police data showed Thursday.
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
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 27, 2021
Men enlisted to fight 'tradition' of gender violence in Cambodia
A series of events in the Southeast Asian nation in 2020 drew condemnation from advocates around the world.
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2021
Domestic violence cases in Japan hit record high in fiscal 2020
The total number of cases stood at 132,355 in the period from April to November, surpassing the fiscal 2019 level by 13,000.
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2020
Mothers of child abuse victims often isolated from communities, Japanese government panel says
Mothers of children who die of abuse are often isolated from local communities and relatives, with the rate of such deaths higher when women are subjected to domestic violence, a government panel has found.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 20, 2020
As lockdowns fuel domestic abuse, social media users fight back
When British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 26, 2020
'Corona divorce': Tokyo firm offers rooms to give people a break from their spouses
One service is stepping in to help them save marriages before it is too late, offering couples a breather from each other as they try to obey stay-at-home requests.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 22, 2020
Lockdown exit set to show Europe’s domestic abuse toll
For most of Europe, the easing of coronavirus lockdowns in the coming weeks will bring relief and a sense that the worst is over. For the social workers tracking domestic abuse, it’s likely to uncover more terrible news.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2020
Curbs to stem COVID-19 in Japan may fuel domestic violence and abuse
Actor Makoto Sakamoto, 42, known for the TV series “Liar Game,” made headlines when he was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence. Media reports quoted police as saying Sakamoto allegedly assaulted his wife and her mother in his apartment in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on March 30.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Scrapping acquittal, Nagoya court hands man 10 years for raping daughter
A high court on Thursday sentenced a 50-year-old man to 10 years in prison for raping his 19-year-old daughter in 2017, scrapping a controversial lower court ruling that acquitted him last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2020
Domestic violence cases in Japan reached new high in 2019
Police investigated a record number of domestic violence cases in Japan in 2019, marking the 16th consecutive year of increase, an official report showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 19, 2020
Growing up in poverty and broken homes, Kawasaki youths find savior in rap
Weathered signs from five years ago stand forlornly on a bank of the Tama River in Kawasaki, politely asking visitors to refrain from laying any more flowers of condolence so they don't accidentally catch fire.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2019
Footage of Ibaraki center's 'unjustifiable conduct' in restraining Kurd submitted to Tokyo court
In the case at the Tokyo District Court, the man is seeking damages for allegedly being manhandled.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 4, 2019
Traditional Japanese sitting style to be recognized as punishment under new law
A welfare ministry panel said Tuesday that forcing children to sit for long periods of time in the formal Japanese seiza style will be recognized as a morally unacceptable form of punishment under a new law that will enter into force in April.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 25, 2019
Thousands in Belgium march to demand end to violence against women
Thousands of people protested in Brussels on Sunday against violence targeting women, placing pairs of women's shoes painted red outside a court to symbolize victims of femicide.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2019
Three-quarters of U.S. kids killed in mass shootings were victims of domestic violence, study says
Three-quarters of U.S. children and teenagers killed in mass shootings over the past decade were victims of domestic violence and generally died in their homes, according to a study released on Thursday by the gun control group Everytown.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 15, 2019
Kagawa police suspect murder as company exec admits incinerating father's body
A company executive was arrested Thursday in Shikoku for allegedly incinerating and disposing of his 70-year-old father's body, with authorities suspecting foul play in the man's death, police have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2019
14-year-old boy confesses to slashing schoolgirl's throat in northeastern Japan
The suspect told police in Aomori Prefecture that he “intended to kill” the sixth-grader. “It didn't matter who it was,” the boy was quoted as saying.
EDITORIALS
Sep 6, 2019
It's time to crack down on road rage
Acts of road rage should be clearly defined as an offense under the road traffic law and provisions for penalizing them stipulated.

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