The case has sparked concern over gaps in Japan’s child protection system. Photo: AP

‘Can’t you do anything?’: Japanese girl found dead in home toilet after suspected abuse wrote plea for help in 2017

  • Mia Kurihara, 10, was found dead with bruises after police received an emergency call from her father, who said his daughter had fallen unconscious and was not breathing following a scuffle
  • Local authorities had been alerted multiple times about the abuse against Mia but they failed to prevent her death
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The case has sparked concern over gaps in Japan’s child protection system. Photo: AP
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