ICAS Event: Shihoko Fujiwara on "The evolution of human trafficking in Japan"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Mita Hall 502/503 (Access)
Shihoko Fujiwara
Robert Dujarric, Director, ICAS
Free. Open to general public.
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Human trafficking, sexual slavery, and other forms of modern slavery are a global phenomenon that knows no borders. The victims of trafficking are said to number 12 millions worldwide. In Japan, it affects hundreds of thousands of persons, overwhelmingly women and children. Many come from overseas but the Japanese police and NGOs are reporting that an increasing number of these individuals are Japanese nationals. Japan is criticized for being inactive in tackling labor and sex trafficking of foreign nationals, as well as child prostitution and child pornography.

Since 2004, Polaris has worked to combat human trafficking and to strengthen anti-trafficking movements through a comprehensive approach. (For more information, visit http://polarisproject.jp/engsite/aboutus ).

Shihoko Fujiwara, Polaris Project Coordinator, will discuss the evolution of human trafficking in Japan and measures to combat it.

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