June 14, 2013
While children with developmental disorders are thought to have difficulty adjusting to a group setting, one day-care center in western Tokyo that actively accepts and supports ...
June 06, 2013
Health experts are at odds on whether radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident led to an unexpectedly high occurrence rate of thyroid gland cancer among children in...
June 03, 2013
A teenage competition will make its debut this year at the 21st Tokyo Kinder Film Festival, Japan's largest film festival for children.
May 19, 2013
Hundreds of students living in poverty took to the streets of a central Tokyo shopping district on May 18 to call for measures allowing them access to education and a better...
May 06, 2013
NEW DELHI--Their classroom is a flattened patch of dirt and rocks under the elevated rail tracks. Their blackboards are rectangles painted on a chipped concrete wall. Their...
May 05, 2013
As the nation celebrated the national Children's Day holiday on May 5, the latest statistics on children continue to reflect their ominous decline in numbers, with the only...
April 25, 2013
A Japanese court has rejected a demand that a city affected by the fallout of the country's 2011 nuclear disaster evacuate its children.
April 15, 2013
Their demand: The right to live free of radiation. The plaintiffs who started the legal battle: 14 children.
April 02, 2013
YANGON, Myanmar--A fire engulfed a mosque housing orphans in Myanmar's largest city April 2 morning, killing at least 13 children in the blaze that police blamed on an...
March 30, 2013
Dozens of senior high school and college students staged a demonstration outside the National Diet building in Tokyo on March 29 to demand legislation to fight child poverty.
March 16, 2013
UNITED NATIONS--More than a fourth of all North Korean children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, and two-thirds of the country's 24 million people don't know where their...
March 13, 2013
Japanese youngsters suffering the strain of parental divorce are being urged to share their ordeal with an online community--and thereby find strength to move on.
February 09, 2013
Tokyo police have started to crack down on the rapidly booming "JK rifure" industry, where girls clad in high school uniforms are paid to massage the limbs of male customers or ...
December 26, 2012
Children in Fukushima Prefecture have the highest obesity rates in Japan in seven age groups, education ministry statistics showed, a possible result of the restrictions on...
December 09, 2012
American stage director Ross MacDonald has a simple piece of advice for children wanting to learn how to dance: Pretend it’s your last performance.
December 02, 2012
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Sparkling Christmas illuminations brought a ray of joy to children uprooted by last year's nuclear disaster.
November 27, 2012
SHANGHAI--Attempting to calm public outrage, authorities in southwestern China punished local officials after five young boys died from carbon monoxide poisoning by lighting a...
November 14, 2012
I found innocent eyes staring at me as I looked at photographs in next year’s calendar given to me by photographer Hiromi Nagakura. Gazing at the smiling faces of children...
November 10, 2012
FUKUSHIMA--The prefectural museum of art here is echoing with the joyful sound of children's voices as they jump and slide on a giant piece of installation art made of futon...
October 18, 2012
Editor's note: This is the 12th in a series of articles on the children of high-ranking Communist Party leaders. This series will appear on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.