Charli. Age: 23.
Prostitution in Japan has existed throughout the country's history. While the Anti-Prostitution Law of states that "No person may either do prostitution or become the customer of it", loopholes, liberal interpretations and loose enforcement of the law have allowed the sex industry to prosper and earn an estimated 2. From the 15th century, ChineseKoreansand other East Asian visitors frequented brothels in Japan.
Maisie. Age: 30.
Joining forces with sex workers and sexual minorities
The Government of Japan fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government made key achievements to do so during the reporting period; therefore Japan was upgraded to Tier 1. Although the government meets the minimum standards, authorities continued to prosecute traffickers under laws carrying lesser sentences, which courts often suspended in lieu of incarceration.
Angela. Age: 23.
Sex Trafficking in Japan
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In Japan, human trafficking, especially sexual exploitation, continues to be an issue. Japan has implemented some of the policies required by UNTIP, but that Japanese officials lack the will to carry out these policy initiatives to combat human trafficking. This lack of will by government officials appears to be related to three key factors: 1 The demand for sex by Japanese citizens, 2 The prevalence of sex within the Japanese culture, and 3 The level to which the yakuza, gate-keepers to the commercial sex industry, are engrained in Japanese society.