A new form of financial swindle targeting Japan's elderly is racking up victims - and bodies.
Kurihara Mia died at the hands of her father, but now her mother is under arrest for neglect. How much culpability does the mother have for not speaking out?
A second high-profile death of an abused child leaves experts questioning why Japan gives so much credence to the wishes of parents over children.
A monk who sparked an online rebellion gets his fine thrown out - but the issue of whether monks are legally allowed to drive in robes is far from resolved.