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Takahiro Nakatomi, Shuhei Ichikawa, Hideki Wakabayashi, Yousuke C. Takemura - Health and Quality of Life Outcomes28 Jul 2018

This research compared the quality of life (QOL) of children and adolescents in Japan who live in Children’s Homes (CHs) with that of children and adolescents living in traditional families.

Masakazu Okada, Masaaki Otaga, Takako Tsutsui, Hisateru Tachimori, Shingo Kitamura, Shigekazu Higuchi, Kazuo Mishima - Plos One1 Jun 2018

In this study, the authors sought to identify sleep habits and suspected sleep disorders among abused children and adolescents admitted to residential care facilities in Japan and to investigate their association with emotional and behavioral problems.

Yuning Zhang, Emiko Tanaka, Tokie Anme, Shigeyuki Mori, Robert Bradley, Jennifer Y.F. Lau - Children and Youth Services Review12 May 2018

The current study uses a culturally and contextually modified early adolescent version of the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory (EA-HOME-JP) in Japanese child welfare institutions (CWIs) to provide preliminary data on relevant variables in the caregiving environment that associate with domains of perceived self-competency.

Hirotsuna Ohashi, Ichiro Wada, Yui Yamaoka, Ryoko Nakajima-Yamaguchi, Yasukazu Ogai and Nobuaki Morita - Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine20 Apr 2018

The authors of this study estimated the effect of household dysfunction (i.e., interparental violence, caregiver mental health problems, and caregiver substance abuse) on child maltreatment to understand how to advance the current framework of child welfare.

Koji Tanoue, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect6 Feb 2018

This study aimed to investigate the penetration rate of child protection teams (CPTs) in medical institutions and associations between CPT functions and hospital services.

Shigeyuki Mori, Satoru Nishizawa, Arimi Kimura - International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies1 Jan 2018

This paper offers an overview of residential care for children in Japan and its ongoing development.

Ikuko Higuchi and Ayano Kume - The Yomiuri Shimbun17 Sep 2017

17.5% of children who need care in Japan live in foster placements, while most of them are living in institutions; an expert panel of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, however, has announced a new goal which prioritizes foster care. 

The Yomiuri Shimbun18 Aug 2017

Japan's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has announced new targets for children in need of alternative care.

Emiko Katsuradaa, Mitsue Tanimukaib, Junko Akazawa - Child Abuse & Neglect24 Jun 2017

The present study investigates the relationships among children's history of maltreatment, attachment patterns, and behavior problems in Japanese institutionalized children. 

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.