To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker's list of approved sites. The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Wednesday punished a senior officer who is alleged to have paid for sex with about 30 minors over the past eight years. A lieutenant commander in his 30s who belongs to the education division of the Maritime Staff Office was More than half of youths involved in child prostitution last year in the nation's three biggest metropolitan areas showed no signs of delinquency, had no criminal records and attended school regularly, according to a survey by the National Police Agency. The findings suggest it is A member of the municipal assembly in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, is arrested on suspicion of raping an elementary school girl after giving her an iPod.
The Sexual Exploitation of Young Girls in Japan Is 'On the Increase,' an Expert Says
Schoolgirl Prostitution in Japan - GRIN
Generally speaking, there are many old Japanese who think first and foremost of Akihabara as a major shopping district in Tokyo for household electronic goods. But these days, we frequently see the foreign press covering unwelcome stories that portray Akihabara as a hotbed of child prostitution and pornography. As a local reporter in Japan, I feel uncomfortable reading these stories since most of them are predicated upon baseless allegations. At the same time, I became curious about why they have come to view this town with such a negative image. I admit that Japan has, for quite a while, been the target of criticism for being soft on regulatory measures to control sex-related businesses involving young girls.
Prostitution by Schoolgirls Hits Epidemic Levels in Japan
Addiction 2. Escalation 3. Desensitization 4.
Some are tourists, here to gawp and take selfies, but others are customers. Adverts for clubs flash and sing and girls dressed as maids hold signs offering deals for local bars. In a grubby shopfront a perky cartoon featuring a cute Mr Men-style creature offers part-time work.