Welfare officials and police in Japan have traditionally been reluctant to investigate allegations of child abuse and domestic violence. Photo: AFP

Japan faces pressure to address child abuse crisis as number of suspected victims hits record 80,100 in 2018

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to eradicate child abuse in response to the death of Mia Kurihara, a 10-year-old who was found dead with bruises in her home toilet
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Welfare officials and police in Japan have traditionally been reluctant to investigate allegations of child abuse and domestic violence. Photo: AFP
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