A student and her mother enter a school in Kawasaki, Japan. Photo: Reuters

In Japan, rising numbers of parents are harming their children. Why?

  • A spate of shocking attacks on youngsters by their carers has left Japan struggling to comprehend the reasons in a society known for its low crime rate
  • The culture of competition among mothers and breakdown of traditional living arrangements have been blamed, but as one expert says, ‘it’s complicated’
Topic |   Japan

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A student and her mother enter a school in Kawasaki, Japan. Photo: Reuters
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