"Unlike most developed countries, which place the majority of children who are abused, neglected, or can’t live with their parents for other reasons in foster homes, Japan puts more than 80% of the 38,000 such children in residential-care facilities, according to government figures," says this article from Reuters.
Aki Yazawa, Saeko Takada, Hanako Suzuki, Takashi X. Fujisawa and Akemi Tomoda - BMC Psychiatry30 Apr 2019
The objectives of this open access study were to investigate the association between parental visitation and depressive symptoms among institutionalized children in Japan, and to explore whether the established security of attachment interacts with that association.
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.
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.