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For Steve Silver's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Foreigners victims, perpetrators of sekuhara

| Oct 26, 2010

Foreigners victims, perpetrators of sekuhara

When “Tracy,” an American then in her late 20s, started her career in Japan as a JET instructor at a high school in Kagoshima nearly 20 years ago, nothing in her training could have prepared her for what she witnessed. The Japanese teacher she ...

The trafficking scourge

| Aug 15, 2006

The trafficking scourge

Urairat Soimee’s journey began with an invitation from a wealthy neighbor — her mother’s childhood friend — in her small Thai village to come and work at a restaurant she claimed she owned in Japan. It ended with her in a Japanese prison, serving ...