Country Japan
Year 2004
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description


The Action Plan of Measures to Combat Trafficking in Persons mandates, amongst others, the following activities:

  • Public relations and education 
  • criminalization of trafficking in persons 
  • review of landing permit procedures in connection with "entertainment"
  • strengthening of measures to clamp down on the crime of trafficking in persons, 
  • revision of the Immigration-Control and Refugee-Recognition Act, 
  • appointment of human trafficking officers in regional immigration control offices, 
  • implementation of measures to prevent the forging and falsifying of visas, 
  • temporary protection in women's consultation offices.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Japan to the questionnaire on violence against women