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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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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Abused girls unveil reality of sex industry in Tokyo exhibition

August 16, 2016 (Mainichi Japan) http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160816/p2a/00m/0na/009000c Colabo representative Yumeno Nito explains the aim of the exhibition at the Kagurazaka Session House theater in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward, on Aug. 10, 2016. (Mainichi) An exhibition featuring works created by teen girls and other … Continue reading

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U.N. report urges Japan to ban sexual exploitation of schoolgirls

March 9, 2016 (Mainichi Japan) GENEVA (Kyodo) — Japan should ban commercial activities leading to sexual exploitation of children, a U.N. human rights official said in a recent report, showing particular concerns on the so-called “JK business” that refers to … Continue reading

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Ex-school head in Yokohama arrested

11:20 pm, April 08, 2015 YOKOHAMA (Jiji Press) — A former head of a municipal junior high school in Yokohama was arrested on Wednesday for taking photos of his sexual acts with a teenage girl in Manila in or around … Continue reading

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Police take 13 teen girls into custody for offering men ‘stroll’ services in Tokyo

Thirteen teenage girls were taken into custody and given guidance from police in Tokyo on Dec. 16 for providing dating services to adult customers. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)’s juvenile instruction section took 13 girls between the ages of 15 … Continue reading

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Police target teens offering sex online, handle 89 cases April-Sept.

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Police in Tokyo and eight other Japanese prefectures dealt with 89 teenagers between April and September for offering sex or selling underwear over the Internet, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Under a trial program, when improper … Continue reading

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SIM cards used in underage prostitution

October 5, 2013 The Yomiuri Shimbun Two men recently who were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of prostituting high school girls switched the subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in their smartphones with those used only for data … Continue reading

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Girls’ schools demand women-only train cars to protect students from gropers

YOKOHAMA — Four girls’ schools here have launched a petition to demand East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) designate women-only train cars on their local line to protect their students from gropers. Yokohama Jogakuin Girls School, Doremus School, Yokohama Futaba … Continue reading

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