Top Latest Japan World Business Sports Entertainment Opinion Lifestyle Features Photos Videos Rape cases rise 27% in Japan in first half of year after law change

July 19, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) Japan saw a total of 601 reported rape cases (including incapacitated rape) in the first half of 2018 — 26.8 percent more than during the same period the previous year, National Police Agency (NPA) data has … Continue reading

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Top Latest Japan World Business Sports Entertainment Opinion Lifestyle Features Photos Videos Top court upholds ruling in favor of confiscating secretly filmed video of sex crimes

June 29, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) TOKYO — The Supreme Court’s First Petty Bench upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a former massage parlor operator to 11 years in prison and allowed a court to confiscate a video tape in which … Continue reading

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Top Latest Japan World Business Sports Entertainment Opinion Lifestyle Features Photos Videos Duo arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of abducting, sexually assaulting teenage girl

May 23, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) TOKYO — Two 19-year-old men were arrested on May 23 on suspicion of abducting a teenage girl and sexually assaulting her last year, the Metropolitan Police Department said. The youths — a host and a … Continue reading

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90% of child abuse, sexual crime victims received no compensation

May 17, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) TOKYO (Kyodo) — More than 90 percent of child abuse and sexual crime victims and their bereaved families received no compensation from the assailants or public financial assistance, police data showed Thursday. The National Police … Continue reading

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Revenge porn cases soar to record high

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The number of consultations Japanese police received over “revenge porn” came to 1,243 in 2017, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. The total surpassed 1,000 for the third straight year and hit a new … Continue reading

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Top Latest Japan World Business Sports Entertainment Opinion Lifestyle Features Photos Videos Stalking, revenge pornography reports on rise in Japan

March 15, 2018 (Mainichi Japan)  TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan continued to see more reported cases of stalking and revenge pornography in 2017, with a revised law expanding the definition of offenses and the increased willingness of victims to come forward leading … Continue reading

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Three men arrested for allegedly forcing woman into performing in adult video

January 19, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) Three men including an adult video (AV) production company president have been arrested on suspicion of forcing an inexperienced woman in her 20s to perform indecent acts on camera for commercial purposes, the Metropolitan Police … Continue reading

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Adult video firm head released after allegedly forcing woman to perform in film

January 24, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) Japanese version The president of an adult video production firm who was arrested on Jan. 17 for allegedly forcing a woman to perform in a film has been released, a source close to the investigation … Continue reading

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Metro Tokyo gov’t to penalize solicitation of selfies from children under 18

December 16, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly voted unanimously on Dec. 15 to revise an ordinance to penalize the act of asking children younger than 18 to send “selfie” images. The purpose of the revision, which will come into … Continue reading

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Osaka Pref. man arrested for allegedly raping girl, 12, he met on messaging app

December 6, 2017 (Mainichi Japan) OSAKA — A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of raping a first-year junior high school student here by the Shijonawate Police Station on Dec. 5, it has been learned. Suspect Kazuki Irie was arrested on … Continue reading

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