Monthly Archives: September 2012

ECPAT supports the International Symposium on Sep. 30th. Please join us!

ECPAT supports the International Symposium on Sep. 30th. Please join us! Title) The 4th Symposium on Porno Harms and Human Rights of Women and Children “Globally Spreading Commercial Sexual Exploitation – The Situation in Japan, Korea, and Australia” Panelists) Australia: … Continue reading

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Osaka to get criminal records of sex offenders

The Justice Ministry will provide the Osaka Prefectural Government with convicted child molesters’ criminal records starting Oct. 1, when the nation’s first ordinance takes effect obliging such convicts to report their addresses after leaving prison. Under the ordinance, originally proposed … Continue reading

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Ministry to provide sex offenders’ criminal records to Osaka Pref.

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Justice Ministry will provide the Osaka prefectural government with criminal records of convicted sex offenders against children from Oct. 1, following the entry into force that day of the nation’s first ordinance to oblige such convicts … Continue reading

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Pressure on Japan for stronger laws on child pornography

When police in Japan’s old historic capital of Kyoto nabbed three men this summer for buying child pornography DVDs online, they made history: for the first time, someone in the country faces the possibility of jail time for possessing such … Continue reading

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Minors fall among SNS crime victims

The number of children aged 17 or younger victimized in crimes via social networking services or community sites in the first half of this year fell by 37 from a year earlier to 509, according to a tally released by … Continue reading

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Child porn DVDs destroyed under local gov’t order in Japan first

KYOTO — A man’s 38-DVD child porn collection was destroyed here under the provisions of a Kyoto prefectural ordinance, it was learned on Sept. 13 — the first time child pornography has been disposed of under a local government order. … Continue reading

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Child abuse cases hit record in Jan.-June

A record 248 child abuse cases were recorded by police in the nation in the first six months of the year, up 62.1 percent from a year before, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. The number of abused children increased … Continue reading

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Girl, 12, confined in duffel bag / Tokyo student arrested after Hiroshima taxi driver hears cries for help

HIROSHIMA–A Tokyo university student was arrested Tuesday night in Hiroshima on suspicion of confining a 12-year-old girl in a duffel bag, after his apparent kidnapping attempt was thwarted by a taxi driver, police said. The taxi driver who picked up … Continue reading

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Child abuse cases reach record high in Jan.-June

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The number of child abuse cases investigated by police between January and June this year totaled 248 in Japan, the highest for the six-month period since records began in 2000, the National Police Agency said Thursday. It … Continue reading

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