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.
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.
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.
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.
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.