Yasumichi Mori, a lawyer who is well versed in the Civil Code. Amid concerns over child abuse, a Civil Code provision that allows parents the right to discipline their children is being considered for deletion by a working group of the Legislative Council, an advisory panel to the justice minister.© Yomiuri Shimbun
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In Sweden, which has legally declared the prohibition of physical punishment and promoted an awareness-raising campaign on the issue, it has been reported that the efforts have produced tangible results in reducing physical punishment and abuse. The legal revision will also have large significance in Japan.
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