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“Comfort Women” Show Makes Nikon Uncomfortable But Not Tokyo Courts

The “Comfort Women” Photo Exhibition makes Japanese historical revisionists and right-wingers uncomfortable. Nikon cancelled the showing but relented after Tokyo District Court ordered them to hold the show. “I cannot…

"Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Japan. The New Victims: Japanese Teenagers"

Japanese female teenagers are being used to replace foreign women in the sex-trafficking industry, possibly as a result of crackdowns by the Japanese government against the exploitation of foreign women…

Prostitution isn't just for Professionals anymore! How to find a high-paying job in Japan's Sex Industry.

In Japan, prostitution isn’t just for professionals anymore. The quasi-legal sex industry in Japan is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar market and all signs indicate that it continues to…