Country Japan
Year 2017
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

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.

Source of Information

Japan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.29.

For more information: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs