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 ...

Dec 17, 2013

13 girls held for Akihabara 'JK osanpo' escort services

Tokyo police have taken 13 teenaged girls into custody for offering “JK osanpo” escort services to men in exchange for money, the first such crackdown on the practice. The police said Tuesday that 11 of the teens are high school students and the other ...

Feb 22, 2013

Sex offenders among youths up 23%: NPA

Police took action against 648 minors for sex-related crimes in 2012, up 23 percent from the year before, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Data compiled by the agency revealed a notable increase of offenders among junior high school students. “They may have been ...