Japan is grappling with an apparent rise in domestic violence as families are trapped at home together under coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Shutterstock

In Japan, coronavirus crisis traps families at home with domestic abuse

  • Amid a spate of suspicious deaths and the launch of a national domestic violence hotline, experts are warning that the worst could be yet to come
  • Couples that would normally spend whole days apart are now forced to be together round the clock – and there’s more than ever to argue about
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
Japan is grappling with an apparent rise in domestic violence as families are trapped at home together under coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Shutterstock
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