HomeTag Amended Child Abuse Prevention Act

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Government ministry rules state that “any corporal punishment, non matter how light, is prohibited.” In the spring of this year, the Japanese Prime Minister and his top ministers, who comprise the Cabinet, were worried about an increase in child abuse. This increase is backed up by statistics. They decided to introduce a law to prohibit parents from physically punishing their children (e.g. hitting, spanking, etc.). The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has now, as...