In an effort to prevent cases of sexual assault against children, Japan is working to create a screening system for people looking to work in jobs that interact closely with younger people.

With sexual assault against young children receiving greater public attention, the government and interest groups are urging the implementation of background checks to protect children.

Inspired by procedures used in other countries — most notably Britain’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) — the Children and Family Agency has recently discussed plans for what has come to be known as Japan's DBS, under which candidates for certain jobs must prove that they have no history of sexual assault in order to be hired.