Japan PM vows to fight child abuse after 'heart-wrenching' death of girl, 10

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Mia Kurihara, who died after being returned to her father’s care, joins high-profile cases that have shocked the country

Authorities in Japan are facing demands to do more to protect children from abusive parents following the death of a 10-year-old girl who was returned to the care of her father despite evidence that he had been violent towards her.

Mia Kurihara was found dead in the bathroom of her home in Chiba, near Tokyo, in January, just over year after telling teachers that her father, Yuichiro Kurihara, regularly beat and bullied her.

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