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Children are best off with the mother.

My mother had issues and I was raised by my father then with his new wife. Father's can do well if they step up.

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Some mothers suck.

Indeed. At times, the headlines are full of child deaths at the hands of mothers.

The out of touch generalisations being used here are belittling the serious issue.

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Stranger

On average

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Children are best off with the mother.

Blanket statement is blanket.

Some mothers suck.

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Taiwan

Highly unlikely in Japan. What a silly thing to say

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falseflagsteveToday 06:03 am JST

Red suns

Children are best off with the mother.

I guess unless the mother is trying to kill them or is a drug addict.

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Red suns

Children are best off with the mother.

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Expect massive shortage of senseis available compared to open positions.

Also - children there are better off with just robot/a.i. instructors.

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How innovative. Light years ahead of the rest of the world.

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Because they haven't been yet? And no doubt, the definition of "sex offender" will change, too, so that it's not ever enforced.

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And....WHY wasn't this done 50 years ago? Asking for 7 million friends.

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I’ve been a kindergarten English teacher at the same school here for 13 years. Including our preschool and gakadou dept , we have 430 students. We also have cameras everywhere except the restrooms. We have never once had an issue brought to our attention because it isn’t “prevalent” as some falsely stated ! However , we do check our videos if a child is thought to have wandered off, something is missing , or something is damaged. There are some whacked out people in the world sure … the issue directly in Japan is that when a teacher is accused of something, regardless if true or not , they just get sent to another school. That is the issue. That’s why we hear about repeat offenders. They have a personnel file… but it’s usually kept secret . The new laws should cure these problems… but again … this is not some massive problem at kindergartens all over the country …

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Jonathan Prin

Beyond imagination !

> The risk in Japan is that they will consider any fellow from the underskirt guy to the raper to fall within same category and there will be so many that staff will be short very quickly if ever ghat type of system is implemented. No joking

My understanding is that happens in the US currently, for comparison. The public urinator (who is either homeless without access to facilities) or a drunk get put on the sx offender registry as well.

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Mr Kipling

Predators tend to be attracted to positions that give them access to their victims. This is rediculous omission.

Do you predict the number of new teacher recruits to go down significantly due to this new law and what you had stated?

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Meant to put a lol emoji

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Yubaru

Today 07:21 am JST

Cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators would not be required to use the system, they said.

> Why not? If these services or schools are involved with children it is only prudent to include them and anyone else in the system.

> Oh and I hope they also do a check on those already working

Imagine if a sx offender registry was used throughout the whole country for any profession against any age (not just against children). Unemployment would go from 3% to 33% in no time.

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Well, that's one way to end the endless schooling hours with the addition of cram schools. Once all the schools get rid of their sx offenders, they'll need to go somewhere (or else be on the taxpayer dime with unemployment, etc). They'll probably end up in cram schools as that's the closest to teaching in regular schools and they don't need to use the same system. Then parents, hopefully, will realise this and stop the after school schooling that's been going on for far too long.

9-3 is plenty for schooling. 1 hour for club. That's it. Let the kids have some time off.

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Hold cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators liable for damages and they will be pretty quick to start doing background checks.

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I'm curious who the opponents are. I can think of nobler causes than fighting for child molester rights.

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In Australia there was a record breaking sex attacker working in daycare centers.

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Every part of these places should have CCTV with sound.

You can't put CCTV with sound in a toilet. That would be crazy you see.

Who is going to pay for your over-reaction?

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Ah, i see. Many times over the last few years I have said this should be implemented and that paedophiles are attracted to jobs involving children. Massively downvoted and ridiculed everytime. Even a week or so ago the same happened. How incredibly queer!

Its a well known fact that these dodgy types want to be near kids, especially it’s prevalent in kindergartens where the children are more easily abused and photographed. The hidden physical, sexual and mental abuse that happens at these places is horrendous and hopefully measures will be taken to ensure now.

‘Every part of these places should have CCTV with sound. If a child is accompanied to lavatory or another place without CCTV, it should be by two members of staff, making abuse less likely.

if a member of staff sees or knows about abuse and doesn’t report it, that should also be a serious crime.

Protect the children from the monsters.

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The risk in Japan is that they will consider any fellow from the underskirt guy to the raper to fall within same category and there will be so many that staff will be short very quickly if ever ghat type of system is implemented. No joking.

The upskirt camera guys, the chikan guys, the full-on rapists, they DO all fit into the same category, the category of 'should never be allowed to work with children'.

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Bit shocked they aren't already doing this.

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...is now being discussed by a panel of experts at the Children and Families Agency....

Beyond imagination !

The risk in Japan is that they will consider any fellow from the underskirt guy to the raper to fall within same category and there will be so many that staff will be short very quickly if ever ghat type of system is implemented. No joking.

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Well, there is the loophole which will be exploited by convicted sex offenders.

But at least careful parents will have an option now, maybe choosing the private nursery that is a little bit more expensive or not so convenient but that use the system even if not required.

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Under the envisioned system, a public entity would issue a certificate proving that the applicant is not a convicted sex offender, the sources said.

Cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators would not be required to use the system, they said.

Well, there is the loophole which will be exploited by convicted sex offenders.

Parents and child support groups have been calling for the establishment of such a system. But some experts have been critical, arguing that it infringes privacy rights and freedom to choose one's occupation, both of which are protected under the Constitution.

Maybe someone ought to explain to these so-called experts that "privacy rights" and "freedom to choose one's occupation" are not absolute under the Constitution, that there are regulations and restrictions on nearly every right.

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Always way late compared to other developed nations.

Japan is a country stuck with it’s head in the 1950s thanks to it’s ultra conservative,very old and outdated politicians.

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The fact that this wasn't already a requirement is a travesty.

Cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators would not be required to use the system, they said.

And why not? Minors go to these establishments. Is the Japanese government saying that these places are fair game for sexual predators?

But some experts have been critical, arguing that it infringes privacy rights and freedom to choose one's occupation,

This is as pathetic an excuse as it gets. If someone commits a sex crime, they should lose certain rights as a citizen, the knowledge that they are a sex offender being kept private being one of them.

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It would be so simple to just require a criminal background check for these positions. If during the background check there's a notice the person was convicted or charged for sexual offenses, then don't hire them.

But Japan loves their complicated ways so let's come up with this other certificate, that would go through these agencies and different departments, lines, hanko and whatever else, combined with this other system and all together that leave lots of gaps. Also let's add a loophole on the law that the certificate requirement for the job is valid, only if the job seekers agree to such requirement because Japan.

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They give jobs in nursery schools to sex offenders? Seriously?

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Japan to require day nurseries, schools to block sex offenders from jobs................What!!! Why has not been in place for years. What the devil is going on with your government, or should I say lack of it.

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A panel of experts are discussing it? Then a parliamentary will discuss it. Then they will refer back for further consultation. Will pass into law by 2080.

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Japan never fails to amaze me. Better later than never

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Japan to require day nurseries, schools to block sex offenders from jobs

oh really???? welcome to the 1990's..........

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I had a DBS check just to enrol on a teacher training course in the UK. To get a teaching job in Japan, no such thing was required. Still have the probably-long-since-expired certificate somewhere.

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Apparently in Japan not many companies do background and criminal checks. The only time I ever got a background check was when I was working for a Bank in Tokyo.

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Some countries you can't even get a visa to travel to without these so called Good Manners Certificate from the police. Many countries embassies are posting these requirements online.

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""Barring Service certificate"" or "Good Manners Certificate" as they call it in other nations, it is the norm in many countries where applying individuals are SCREENED and their criminal history is checked before they are even interviewed.

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The applicant could be a sex offender that hasn't been caught yet. But its about time Japan takes measures and beefs up. Apparently there are too many pedo oyajis

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Cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators would not be required to use the system, they said.

Why? What possible reason is there for allowing convicted pedophiles to work with children? As a parent many times over, I dont have words to describe the level or idiocy here.

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How are we expected to respond to this news?

And how are we supposed to react to this gem?

some experts have been critical, arguing that it infringes privacy rights and freedom to choose one's occupation, both of which are protected under the Constitution.

YOU WHAT?!

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But some experts have been critical, arguing that it infringes privacy rights and freedom to choose one's occupation, both of which are protected under the Constitution.

It should be obvious that by committing crimes people found guilty have to forfeit some rights and freedoms, as long as the measures are well defined and justified there should be no problem (or at least no more than currently).

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Cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators would not be required to use the system, they said.

Even if not required by govt I would certainly require it from applicants if I'm in charge of hiring public or private

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Slowly dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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Under the envisioned system, a public entity would issue a certificate proving that the applicant is not a convicted sex offender, the sources said.

seems to me that a simple sex-offenders register against which applicants could be checked, would do the trick, rather than certificates 'proving' that someone is not an offender..... seems arse-about to me.... or did I misunderstand something?.

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All people working with children should only be those who are qualified and licensed. All should have background checks. We need to keep all children safe and healthy.

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Cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators would not be required to use the system, they said.

Predators tend to be attracted to positions that give them access to their victims. This is rediculous omission. As well as not including the most prolific abusing organisation in world history that is not allowed to be mentioned.

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Yeah, me too. I'm surprised this isn't being done already.

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Those applying for positions and those already working. They all should be checked out.

My god! This should have been done many years ago.

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Cram schools, sports clubs and other private operators would not be required to use the system, they said.

Why not? If these services or schools are involved with children it is only prudent to include them and anyone else in the system.

Oh and I hope they also do a check on those already working!

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Without a sex offenders register how will they know?

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Should have been done many, many years ago. Although many would also be surprised to find out that possession of child pornography was only made illegal in 2014.

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Japan, 2023, everyone.

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I think the big news here is that this wasn’t happening already.

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