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NHK News Commentators Bureau: Thinking About School Lunch & Poverty

NHK News Commentators Bureau: Thinking About School Lunch & Poverty

1 in 7 children in Japan live in poverty (14%). This figure is considered high compared to other developed countries and was the impetus behind the passage of the 2013 “Child Poverty Prevention Law.” Under this law, the government and prefectures develop policies to combat poverty of children, in addition to researching and promoting supportive measures. This year marks 5 years since the passage of this law.