Japan

Elise Gould, Jessica Schieder - Economic Policy Institute 7 Mar 2017

This blog article from the Economic Policy Institute notes that policy makers ignore legislation that could make it easier for women to balance work and home obligations.

The Yomiuri Shimbun - The Japan News26 Sep 2016

An article from Japan News emphasizing the importance of promoting and expanding Japan’s foster parent system for the purpose of providing warm, reassuring environments in which children who cannot live with their parents due to abuse or other reasons can live.

The Japan Times31 Mar 2016

Beginning next January, foster parents in Japan who intend to adopt a child in their care will be granted one year of child care leave under a new law enacted this week, according to this article from the Japan Times.

Editor: Olga Cvejić Jančić1 Jan 2016

Meant to highlight the maxim that every child deserves the best that we all have to give; this book provides a review of the progress made since The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  It contains reports from 21 countries on the status of the rights of the child.  The countries are:  Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. There are no reports from Africa.

The Japan Times18 Nov 2015

The government of Japan is considering extending foster care services to young people up to the age of 20, according to this article from the Japan Times.

Matthew Hernon - Tokyo Weekender9 May 2015

This article from the Tokyo Weekender sheds light on the adoption situation in Japan.

ICSWESD11 Apr 2015

This conference - held October 11-12, 2015 in Osaka, Japan - aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Social Work, Education and Social Development.

Al Jazeera English3 Oct 2014

This video investigates a children’s care home in Japan, one of about 600 such institutions in the country. 

Michael Maher King, University of Oxford25 Aug 2014

This Masters thesis paper, by Michael Maher King of the University of Oxford, reviews the situations of children in institutional alternative care in Israel and Japan.

Human Rights Watch8 May 2014

This report by Human Rights Watch examines Japan’s alternative care system for children. It describes its organization and processes, presents current data on the use of different forms of alternative care and highlights the problems found in the institutionalization of most children (including infants), as well as abuses that take place in the system.

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