This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of its examination of North Korea’s periodic report to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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.
"Boot camps" for youth with internet and gaming addictions have become increasingly popular in China and are criticized for their military-style discipline and harsh practices. The recent death of a Chinese teenager just two days after entering one such instution has sparked an outrage over the use of these institutions and their practices.