Japan has had obscenity acts in place since the ’60s, but the harsh punishments and vague interpretations did not occur until the ’90s.Up until that time, Japan was a popular destination for sex trafficking and child sex “tourists.” To combat this, local governments strengthened their laws and adopted draconian punishments for anyone involved in relationships with minors in an effort to combat sex trafficking of minors.Depending on the prefecture, it’s illegal to have a sexual relationship with a minor below the age of 16 to 18.Juvenile Obscene Acts override the Penal Code of Japan.Keep in mind that the age of adulthood in Japan is 20 years of age. A popular example is Tokyo’s “Youth Protection Law,” which prohibits adults from having sex with minors below the age of 17. Civil Codes – These are another set of prefectural and municipality laws.Does this mean Japan’s age of consent is more in line with the rest of world? They state that civil agreements are legal only between two parties that are at least 20 years-old.They need places they can earn money or where they feel they belong, accepted or needed.
I first heard the story whilst interviewing teenage girls with difficulties (girls who felt that it was hard to lead their lives). At the same time, the Japanese media was also covering stories on high school dating.You would be charged with a felony and could face up to 20 years of forced labor.Let’s say you slip up and had a steamy night with some between the age of 16 to 19.Many of the girls are attracted to this industry due to living difficulties.There are girls who don’t feel safe at home because of family problems, poverty, abuse, neglect, or girls who feel they don’t belong in school.