The Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons (2009) aims to:
- prevent trafficking in persons by achieving close cooperation among all government ministries and agencies concerned and enhancing cooperation between international organizations and non-governmental organizations;
- facilitate a more proactive understanding of cases of trafficking in persons that may be hidden and to promote the elimination of such trafficking and the appropriate protection of the victims;
- raise awareness of the general public to understand the definition of trafficking in persons, the facts that victims of trafficking in persons include but are not limited to non-Japanese women and children, and that the crime should be tackled by society as a whole;
- continuously examine appropriate methods of cooperation among institutions concerned and the necessity of system reforms, in order to improve the system to facilitate action against the crime.
Source of Information
Update to the response of the Government of Japan 2011