Japan to Revise Sex Laws

by Admin on September 13, 2016

Japan’s Legislative Council supports recommendations to change Japan’s sex laws

The Japan Times reports that The Justice Ministry’s Legislative Council approves recommendations to upgrade sex laws in Japan which were enacted during the Meiji era.

One of the recommendations is to change the minimum sentence for rape offenders from 3 years to 5. This sentencing puts rape offences at par with murder, arson and robbery.

The panel also recommended removing a clause which prohibits prosecutors from filing rape charges without receiving criminal complaints from the victims. The council also recommended that anal and oral sex be added to the definition of rape and inserted a new clause on rape and molestation committed by guardians of children under the age of 18.

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According to Japan Times, these revisions are an attempt to limit the amount of sex crimes committed in the country in which “51.6 percent of the 919 people arrested in 2014 in connection with alleged rapes were repeat offenders.”

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