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UN criticizes Japan: Let children be children

On Thursday passed the UN committee (CRC) with a call to Japan, reports Reuters. The committee also called the japanese authorities to investigate the causes of the increasing rate of suicide among teenagers, which has now reached the highest level in 30 years.

has 250 children and young people have taken their lives in Japan, while the rate of suicide in the population at large has reduced.

– We urge them to take measures to ensure that children are able to appreciate their childhood, but that childhood, and their development is being damaged by competition in the community, " said Kirsten Sandberg, independent expert to the CRC.

Japanese law prohibits corporal punishment against children in schools, but according to the CRC prohibition has not effectively implemented in the schools. The un committee also wants that the japanese children should have access to a helpline which is open round the clock.

a 5-year-old girl died after she suffered physical abuse and starvation by her parents. After the girl's death was found a note where she had written ”Please forgive me”.

The attention has opened eyes to the abuse of children in the country. On Thursday released new figures from the country's police force, which shows that 80.104 minors were taken care of social authorities, in 2018, reports the Japan Times. This is an increase of 22.4 per cent from the year before.

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