Japan’s J-pop predator – exposed for abuse but still revered

Mar 6, 2023 BBC Johnny Kitagawa was the architect of Japanese pop-idol culture. His male-only talent agency, Johnny & Associates, churned out hit-making boy bands and Kitagawa held the world record for the most number-one artists, the most number-one singles, … Continue reading

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Tokyo primary school teacher arrested over photos of student changing

February 12, 2022, Mainichi Japan TOKYO — A 46-year-old teacher at a Tokyo elementary school was arrested on Feb. 12 on suspicion of breaking child pornography laws by keeping photos of his student getting changed on a smartphone. The Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Rules to tighten on pedophile teachers seeking reinstatement

Jan 16, THE ASAHI SHIMBUN The education ministry has drafted legal guidelines that strengthen the requirements for reinstating teachers who have sexually abused children. For example, the draft guidelines, released on Dec. 22, require offending teachers to show “proof” of … Continue reading

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The Truth About Online Child Sex Abuse

Jan. 7 NHK Social media has become an essential part of our lives, but for vulnerable children, it can have a dark side. Like many countries, Japan has seen a disturbing rise in cases of online child sex abuse. NHK … Continue reading

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Worker accused of sexual abuses at children’s group home

November 12, 2021 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN YOKOHAMA–A staff member at a group home for orphaned or abused children was indicted over allegations he sexually abused two underage girls in his care, investigative sources said. According to the indictment, the man … Continue reading

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Speaking Out on Sexual Abuse in Schools

Nov 8, 2021, NHK In recent years, an increasing number of incidents of sexual violence by sport coaches, Catholic priests, and others have come to light around the world. In Japan, sexual violence perpetrated by teachers on students is being … Continue reading

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Reality of sexual abuse during COVID-19 state of emergency beginning to emerge in Japan

August 1, 2021, Mainichi Japan TOKYO — The woman on the other end of the phone began to cry as soon as the call was connected. From her voice, it sounded like she was still in her teens. When the … Continue reading

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English teacher in Japan arrested over alleged filming in girls’ bathroom at middle school

July 10, 2021 The Mainichi TAKAMATSU — An Australian assistant language teacher (ALT) was arrested in west Japan on July 9 for allegedly secretly filming a female student in a bathroom at the junior high school where he works. Mick … Continue reading

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Ex-YouTube star arrested in Tokyo for allegedly forcing school girl to send obscene photos

March 18, 2021 Mainichi Japan TOKYO — Police arrested a former popular YouTuber on March 17 for allegedly forcing a high-school girl to send him obscene photos of herself. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)’s youth development division arrested Mahoto Watanabe, … Continue reading

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Babysitting sites to face stricter guidelines for Japan gov’t site listing

March 9, 2021 The Mainichi TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s welfare ministry will tighten guidelines for listing babysitter matching site operators on its website following recent alleged illegal behavior by some sitters who were introduced on the site, a person familiar … Continue reading

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