Category Archives: Japanese Law

Japanese Laws Related to Human Trafficking

Looking at the 2009 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking In Persons, it’s disquieting to see how little information there was on Japan. Here’s the entire section on the institutional framework in this country: Japan introduced the offense of “buying and … Continue reading

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Chapter 22 of the Japanese Penal Code

This translation is taken from the Japanese Cabinet Secretariat website. Chapter XXII. Crimes of Obscenity, Rape and Bigamy Article 174. (Public Indecency) A person who commits an indecent act in public shall be punished by imprisonment with work for not … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Commercial Child Sexual Exploitation in Japan

I came across a website – the Nation By Nation section of historycentral.com – which contains some very interesting information on the status of human rights in Japan. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t give a bibliography, so I don’t know who … Continue reading

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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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