Age of adulthood debate raises fraud fears

| Sep 2, 2016

Age of adulthood debate raises fraud fears

The move to revise the Civil Code to lower the age of adulthood to 18 from 20 is raising concerns that teenagers might fall victim to fraudsters. Under current law, parents can cancel contracts signed by their children if the deals were sealed without ...

Apr 14, 2016

Minors lured into SNS-assisted crimes set record in 2015

Japan saw a record number of minors fall prey to molestation, prostitution and other crimes via social networking services or online community spaces last year, and nearly all of the victims were female, police said Thursday. The number of victims under 18 rose to ...

Mar 9, 2016

Three Kyoto teens arrested for smoking cannabis

Three male teenagers in Kyoto have been arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis. One of them is a junior high school student. Police said Tuesday the three were arrested after officers found around 0.7 gram of cannabis in a car in a convenience ...

Jan 22, 2015

Spanish police break up prostitution ring exploiting minors

Police have broken up a prostitution ring offering the services of over 400 females, some of them minors, and have arrested 29 people, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The ring recruited adult women and girls between the ages of 14 and 17 in a ...

Aug 21, 2014

220 mostly female minors warned against online solicitation

Warnings against online misconduct were issued to 220 minors under 18 in the first half of the year, the National Police Agency reported Thursday. The warnings covered activity ranging from paid sex and dates to underwear sales, and 102 were involved in prostitution or ...