➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
Japan: Rising Numbers of Child Abuse Cases: Increasing Awareness to Social Ills
Modern Tokyo Times – December 26, 2016
Statistics are clearly open to many interpretations but certain underlying factors, both positive and negative, are behind the growing rise of reported child abuse cases in Japan. Equally important, the number of cases highlights the need to employ more professional people and support networks in this essential social welfare area. If not, then growing caseloads for individual workers will lead to mistakes and lack of real attention because of overwork.