foster care

Are There LGBT Families in Japan? What Is Their Situation Like?

Japan is a country of advancement, and in many aspects, it seems to be one step ahead of everybody else. However, there is one area in which this country is lagging behind. And that area consists of issues relating to LGBT. It was not until recent years that Japan’s outlook on the LGBT community started…

Child Welfare System Revamp: Increasing Foster Care in Japan

The work system in the Japanese society is busier compared to other countries. Most people have a strong sense of pride in what they do. Regardless of the task assigned to them, they do the best they can. This gives some parents less time to take care of their children which means assigning foster parents…

What Challenges Do the Children in Japan’s Orphanages Face?

Japan may have a low birth rate compared to other countries but it doesn’t stop some people from abandoning their children and leaving them in institutions like orphanages. Some of them have been taken away from their parents for various legal reasons. And once the children grow older and leave the orphanage, most of the…