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Type of document: News
Topic: Law enforcement
Normative and institutional framework
Policy and Planning
Geographic descriptors: Japan
Language: English
Date of publication: 17 August 2004
Long Abstract: Under pressure from the United Nations and the U.S. State Department, the Justice Ministry will seek legal revisions to deal more harshly with infringements of freedom, such as human trafficking, kidnapping and confinement, sources said Monday. The new, harsher provisions against human trafficking-often the first step toward prostitution and forced labor-are designed to bring the Japanese government's measures in line with those of other developed nations, the sources said. The ministry plans to impose prison terms of three months to 10 years on those convicted of human trafficking. The maximum prison term for confinement and kidnapping will be raised from five to seven years, the ministry said.
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