Chronology of Activity
Submission of the petition to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People toward each party.
Held a youth study meeting and discussed ‘the relevance between challenged women and the sex industry’．
Commenced the ‘Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People’ campaign in partnership with The Body Shop International (previous campaign ended in 2011).
Participated in the Regional Network Resource Exchange (RNRE) Conference held by ECPAT International.
Started an electronic petition demanding the revision of the ‘Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography’ on the the Japan Committee for UNICEF website.Attended the press conference with Diet members and the Japan Committee for UNICEF for the campaign to demand the revision of the law concerning child pornography issues.
Attended the 3rd World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Held the international symposium ‘For the eradication of the Child Pornography Sites- Efforts of Sweden to block child pornography in Japan’ along with Japan committee for UNICEF at the Sweden Embassy.
In coalition with the Japan Committee for UNICEF, demanded an investigation in to child pornographic DVDs and demanded the Juvenile division of the Metropolitan Police Department to enforce stricter laws on these issues.As a panelist, attended the symposium hosted by the ECPAT Taiwan for ‘The Prevention of the Glooming towards Children on Internet’ held in Taipei, Taiwan.
Participated in the Regional Network Resource Exchange(RNRE) Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Cooperated for the opening of the UNICEF symposium, ‘Protect Children’s Rights. STOP! Child Pornography-Protecting Children from Dangers in Cyberspace’. Junko Miyamoto represented ECPAT/STOP Japan as a panelist.
Attended the inauguration ceremony of Code of Conduct held at UNICEF House.Hosted the symposium “Internet and the Harm of Child Pornography” at United Nations University in Tokyo.
Participated in the first training course of the Code Project.Participated in the Regional Network Resource Exchange (RNRE) Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Held a press conference for the publication of “Protecting Children On line” an ECPAT Guide Revised version” in cooperation with the Internet Association Japan).
Participated in the ECPAT regional conference held in Bangkok, Thailand.Participated in the Mid-term Evaluation Conference for the 2nd World Congress against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.Based on the Article 6 of supplementary provision of the original version, revised version of the Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography was enacted.
Participated in the 3rd committee for fighting harmful content on the Internet (Juvenile Section, Living Safety Bureau of Police Department).
Attended as a representative at the special committee (House of Representatives) dealing with juvenile issues.
Participated in Board of Councilors of the Internet Association Japan.Cooperated and participated in the 2003 World Day against Child Labour hosted by International Labour Organization.
Published the translated version of ‘Protecting Children On line’: an ECPAT Guide. Our ‘Safe Guide’ has been used as a case study material at the police department.Held a press conference for the publication of the ECPAT ‘Safe Guide’ at the British Embassy in Tokyo.Collaborated for the publication of the enlarged version of “Chiisanate, Oreta Tsubasa Kodomono Seitekisakushu Gyakutaiwonakusu Tameni (Small hands, Broken Off Wings)”, a book written to end the sexual exploitation and abuses of children.
Participated as a panelist at The South-East Asia Seminar held by National Police Agency, the Research Foundation For Safe Society and the Japan Crime Prevention Association to deal with crimes related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
- AugustParticipated in the opening of the workshop “Sexual Human Rights of Children Thinking Through the Internet Society” at the AIDS Cultural Forum in Yokohama.
Hosted “The Study Session for the Readjustment of the Point at Issue for the Revision of The Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography” (approximately 40 participants from 10 delegate organizations).
Supervised and published the International ECPAT materials “Questions & Answers about the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children”.
Assisted with the ‘the 5th follow-up meeting of 1st World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children’ and also participated.
Participated in the 2nd World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held in Yokohama. Gave a presentation about the real situation of Japan on this matter. Simultaneously, Youth of the ECPAT/STOP Japan cooperated and participated in the ‘Youth Program of this World Congress’.
Cooperated for the opening of the ‘the 4th follow-up meeting of 1st World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children’ and participated as well.
Participated in the International Youth Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held at Marikina, the Republic of the Philippines.
Demanded that the Committee on Judicial Affairs at the House of Representatives enact the law to protect children from sexual exploitation. Attended this session at the Committee on Judicial Affairs. Assisted with the ‘3rd follow-up meeting of 1st World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children’ which was held at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo.
The Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography was enacted.
ECPAT/STOP Japan was awarded the Kato Shizue Award from the Japan Family Planning Association, Inc. (JFPA) and Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP). This is an award given to organizations/individuals who’s endeavors are for the sake of women’s rights and their health.
Sent a formal letter with 10 other organizations to Yahoo! Japan demanding they stop their reference system of child pornography.Participated in the general assembly of ECPAT International held at Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand.Participated in the Congress of Experts who fights against child pornography on the Internet, held by the EU and the United States.
Sent an official statement to the official residence of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the National Police Agency and the Ministry of Justice before the day the Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography was enacted.Established a hotline in order to strengthen enforcement of the law.
Contributed and participated in the 2nd follow-up meeting of the 1st World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held at the Embassy of Sweden.
Held a lecture titled “STOP Child Prostitution and Child Pornography” at Saint Barnaba Church inviting Mr. Ron O’Grady, the coordinator of ECPAT International and Ms. Masako Oowaki, Ms. Seiko Noda, members of the House of Representatives attended.
Participated in the “1st follow-up meeting of 1st World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and International Symposium” held by the Embassy of Sweden and the Japan Committee for UNICEF Association.
Submitted the statement asking each local self-government in Japan
to adopt written opinion demanding the reexamination of the law to eradicate the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and to strengthen the enforcement of it.
Participated as a panelist in the first follow-up Meeting and International Symposium in connection with the World Congress Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.
Fieldwork on child pornography sold at the bookstores and convenient stores in Japan.
Attended the first World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held in Stockholm, Sweden. Gave a presentation on the current situation of child pornography as a panelist.
Held an open forum with related ministries and government offices about the situation of child prostitution and child pornography and discussed measures to address this grave problem.
Helped bring charges against a case concerning the delivery of child pornography. Visited the office of the police superintendent and departments at the Obscene Drawing, Anti-Prostitution, Juvenile Division. Informed them of the existence of Article 34 of ‘the Convention on Rights of the Child’ and to demand the enforcement of the law based on Article 34.