|Type of Measure||Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women|
|Form of Violence||Sexual violence|
Since sexual violence against young women, including the issue of coercion of young women into appearing in pornographic videos, constitutes a serious infringement of human rights that can cause severe psychological and physical damage to the victims, an inter-ministerial council was established in March 2017 to discuss necessary countermeasures. Also, in May of the same year, the council formulated a plan titled Subsequent Measures to Address the Issue of So-called Forced Appearance in Pornographic Materials, the “JK Business” Issue (in which the word “JK” comes from “joshi-kosei,” meaning female high school students) and Other Issues. The Subsequent Measures defines every April as the “Month for Preventing Crimes Related to Forced Appearance in Pornographic Materials and ‘JK Business,’” during which measures are implemented intensively.