Police warn of increase in minors taking selfies in child porn cases

August 28, 2016 (Mainichi Japan)   Some 40 percent of child pornography cases investigated nationwide last year involved naked selfies of minors, including many cases where they willfully involved themselves in the crime, warns the National Police Agency (NPA). The NPA … 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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Child abuse cases top 100,000 in FY15

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The number of child abuse cases in Japan exceeded 100,000 for the first time in fiscal 2015, hitting a record high for the 25th straight year, a welfare ministry survey showed Thursday. The number of abuse … Continue reading

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Police to regulate ‘JK business’

8:31 pm, May 25, 2016 Jiji PressTOKYO (Jiji Press) — A panel of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department came up with a report on Wednesday calling for legal regulations on the so-called JK business, in which high school girls offer such … Continue reading

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Calls to restrict ‘companionship’ businesses exploiting high school girls

May 25, 2016 (Mainichi Japan) Businesses that provide male customers with varying types of companionship with high school girls dressed in their uniforms should be barred from employing anyone under 18, a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) expert committee recommended in a … Continue reading

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Police told of 1,143 ‘revenge porn’ cases

9:45 pm, March 17, 2016 Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The number of reports police received over “revenge porn” came to 1,143 in 2015, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. Of the victims, 90 percent were women and nearly … 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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Child victims of SNS-linked crimes hit high in Jan.-June

12:00 am, October 16, 2015 Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — A record 796 people aged under 18 in Japan fell victim to sex crimes and other offenses through social networking services in January-June, the National Police Agency said Thursday. … Continue reading

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U.N. rapporteur urges crackdown on impunity for child sex offenders

BY TOMOHIRO OSAKI STAFF WRITER The Japan Times  Japan must stamp out the impunity granted to people who sexually exploit children, including light sentences and the reluctance to prosecute, to overcome the nation’s “institutional” tolerance for such crimes, a U.N. expert … Continue reading

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Groups criticize Japan’s tolerance of child pornography, call for stricter laws

The Japan Times BY TOMOHIRO OSAKI STAFF WRITER Dismayed at what they call Japan’s entrenched tolerance of child pornography, organizations fighting the practice petitioned welfare minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki on Wednesday for legal revisions to crack down further on the sexual abuse … Continue reading

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