Japan to launch first sex abuse investigation

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Official probes into the clerical sex abuse crisis are spreading to Japan, with the first investigation of its kind set to open in the country soon.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan announced on April 8 that an internal investigation into claims of sexual abuse of minors would commence at an unspecified date, marking a new milestone, according to The Japan Times.

The news comes days after a standing committee met in Tokyo and decided to conduct an in-depth probe into all of the country’s 16 Catholic dioceses, likely with the cooperation of “external parties.”

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