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Date : May 10, 2017

Video Report: Child Poverty—Problems and Initiatives (Mr. Hayato Hanaoka, Project Coordinator, The Nippon Foundation)

post date : 2017.05.11

Japan has a child poverty rate of 16.3%, with approximately one in six children living in poverty. In particular, the cycle of poverty, in which the poverty of the parents’ generation leads to poverty for the children’s generation, has been worsening. If the problem is not dealt with, it is estimated it will cause social loss of up to 40 trillion yen. It is urgent that the government and private sector work together to determine how to solve this issue.


The FPCJ invited Mr. Hayato Hanaoka, a project coordinator at the Nippon Foundation working to combat child poverty, to discuss the problems involved in child poverty and initiatives to end it.


The briefing had a total of 28 participants, including 13 journalists from Belgium, China, France, Spain,UK and USA.



- Distributed Material: Child Poverty—Problems and Initiatives (English only)

- Date: May 10 (Wed), 2017

- Briefer: Mr. Hayato Hanaoka, Project Coordinator, The Nippon Foundation

- Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)



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