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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Japan News This Week 1 October 2017

今週の日本

Japan News.
Shinzo Abe of Japan Calls Early Election, as a Rival Party Forms
New York Times

Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan
BBC

Japan successfully undertakes large-scale deep-sea mineral extraction
The Mainichi

Blood and cherry blossom: Yukio Ninagawa's samurai Macbeth is back
Guardian

Ainu Women and Indigenous Modernity in Settler Colonial Japan
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Foster parenting in Japan remains rare. Compared to other developed countries, Japanese children without parents must depend on public facilities to a much higher degree.

In 2010,  the percentage of children placed in foster care in various countries in noted below.

Australia (93.5%)
Hong Kong (79.8%)
USA (77%)
England (71.7%)
Canada, British Columbia (63.6%)
France (54.9%)
Germany (50.4%)
Italy (49.5%)
South Korea (43.6%)
Japan (12%)

That means that 88% of Japanese children without parents live in government facilities.

Source: Huff Post Japan

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