Japan: Comprehensive plan against child sexual exploitation

Japan has a comprehensive plan called ”Basic Plan on Measures against Child Sexual Exploitation” with 88 measures under six pillars, namely:

  • Enhancement of public awareness for the eradication of child sexual exploitation, development of social awareness, and the strengthening of collaboration with international society;
  • Support for children and families to ensure the sound growth of children without victimization by sexual exploitation;
  • Promotion of measures to prevent the occurrence and spread of victimization that focuseson tools used for child sexual exploitation;
  • Prompt protection of child victims and the promotion of appropriate support;
  • Strengthening of crackdowns based on the situation of victimization and the rehabilitation of offenders;
  • Strengthening of the foundation for realizing a society where children will never become victims of sexual exploitation.