Revised law imposing tougher penalties on sex crimes takes effect July 13, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A revision of Japan’s century-old criminal law came into force on Thursday, imposing tougher prison terms for sex offenders and bringing changes that allow the state to prosecute even if charges are not brought by a victim. … Continue reading

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Arrested teacher with previous offenses highlights hiring loophole for sex offenders

June 26, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) NAGOYA — After a teacher who had been previously punished for child pornography was arrested in Aichi Prefecture in May on suspicion of molesting two students, parents and experts are calling for stricter hiring policies. … Continue reading

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Japan enacts law to toughen penalties for sex offenses

June 16, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s parliament enacted Friday a law to impose longer prison sentences on rapists, while also covering male victims of sexual crimes. In the first major revision to the criminal law since its enactment … Continue reading

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Why are foreign women continuing to be forced into prostitution in Japan?

June 10, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) The building in the Ikaho hot spring area of Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture, where a Cambodian woman was forced into prostitution. (Mainichi) The building in the Ikaho hot spring area of Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture, where a … Continue reading

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Police survey on ‘compensated dating’ reveals girls often lured by money

February 28, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) A recent Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) survey on the so-called “JK businesses” — compensated dating services with teenage girls — has revealed that many of its respondents decided to take up this line of work to … Continue reading

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Dating businesses using schoolgirls to face tougher rules in Tokyo

February 16, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) TOKYO (Kyodo) — A new ordinance bill to impose strict restrictions on dating businesses using teenage schoolgirls was presented to the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly’s steering committee Wednesday, with the aim of protecting them from involvement in … Continue reading

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6 held for molesting at least 18 boys

7:43 pm, February 10, 2017 Jiji PressTOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Kanagawa prefectural police department and other police forces have arrested a group of six men for allegedly molesting boys and creating child pornography. A total of 168 boys aged … Continue reading

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Teacher accused of filming child pornography asked boys out for ‘steaks’

February 11, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) YOKOHAMA — One of six members of pedophile groups arrested on suspicion of molestation and other charges allegedly asked boy victims out by telling them, “Let’s eat a steak together,” before taking them to a condominium … Continue reading

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Record 889 children met sex offenders via online community sites in 1st half of 2016

October 20, 2016 (Mainichi Japan) A record 889 children under 18 in Japan suffered sexual abuse after meeting their offenders via online community sites during the first half of this year, according to a report released by the National Police Agency … Continue reading

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Young women in danger / ‘I had no choice but to prostitute myself’

1:00 am, October 05, 2016 The Yomiuri ShimbunThis is the third installment of a series.   The 16-year-old girl from the Kanto area was in her third year of middle school last year when she was accosted by a man … Continue reading

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