Japan OKs bill to reform sexual offense charge, raise age of consent

Kyodo -- Mar 14

Japan's Cabinet approved a bill Tuesday to recognize a sexual violation even in the absence of physical violence or coercion and raise the age of sexual consent from 13 to 16, as part of reforms to the country's Penal Code.

The amendments, which will see a sexual offense charge renamed to make clearer the illegality of nonconsensual intercourse, will also make upskirting and producing images of genitalia without consent crimes punishable under the Penal Code. ...continue reading

Mar 14 (ANNnewsCH) - 性犯罪の被害者が「同意しない意思」を表明することなどが難しい場合も加害者を処罰できる「不同意性交罪」を含む刑法の改正案が閣議決定されました。  ...continue reading