Monthly Archives: February 2011

Does the Fairtrade Label Guarentee Traffik Free Ingredients?

Before I finished up at work today, I made a call to the Fairtrade Label Japan and spoke with an enthusiastic woman named Naomi who was refreshingly straightforward in dealing with my queries. I’d read conflicting statements about whether or … Continue reading

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What is Human Trafficking?

Is the term ‘human trafficking’  interchangeable with the word ‘slavery’? In my research on human trafficking, it appears that the two are generally accepted to be either synonymous or, at the very least, inextricably linked. Let’s consider children who are … Continue reading

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Prostitution Video

I almost cried when I saw this video.

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Child Pornography Laws in Japan

I wanted to know more about the child pornography laws in Japan, so I did a search and came across an article on Wikipedia. By the time I’d finished reading it, I was positively raging! Today, the law permits the … Continue reading

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Japan’s Domestic Slave Trade

This afternoon, I visited humantrafficking.org and took a look at the section on the nation I live in – Japan. It gives a summary of the major points dealing with human trafficking in the country, though much of the information … Continue reading

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Day 1 – the revelation

I learned this afternoon that my favourite chocolate bars are possibly being made using ingredients produced using slave labour. I’m not talking in metaphores – I mean actual slave labour! Continue reading

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