Community figure who helped protect children accused of molesting girls in Osaka July 24, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)

OSAKA — The head of a council set up here to communicate with police on building a safe community was arrested on July 23 on suspicion of molesting two young girls, police said. Osaka Prefectural Police arrested Yoshihiro Uchiyama, 57, … 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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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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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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