Anyone who trafficked in foreign children for the purpose of prostitution would face prison sentences of two years or more.
~ All of these punishments are applied to Japanese people, even if the crime is committed abroad.
Websites: Wikipedia article Wikipedia ; Guardian article Guardian ; Books: volumes 1 and 2 (Kodansha International), tales of sex, crime and the bizarre.
Links in this Website: SEX IN JAPAN Factsanddetails.com/Japan ; PROSTITUTES, SEX CLUBS AND SEX INDUSTRY IN JAPAN Factsanddetails.com/Japan ; HOSTESSES, HOSTS AND STRIPTEASE IN JAPAN Factsanddetails.com/Japan ; SEX, CHILDREN, TEACHERS AND SUBWAYS IN JAPAN Factsanddetails.com/Japan ; SEX, DATING CLUBS AND SCHOOLGIRLS IN JAPAN Factsanddetails.com/Japan ; HOMOSEXUALITY IN JAPAN Factsanddetails.com/Japan Under the Penal Code, anyone who performs a sexual act or commits an indecent act with a male or female less than 13 years of age is subject to punishment, whether or not the act is committed by violence or threats.
The Child Welfare Law also prohibits enticing a person younger than 18 years of age into obscene acts. Ishikida, Japanese Education in the 21st Century, usjp.org/jpeducation_en/jp ; i Universe, June 2005 ~] Before the 1999 Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and for Protecting Children, if a man had consensual sex with a girl 13 years old or older, he would not be punished, unless the girl pressed charges.