some interesting reports


Japan Red Cross Society Reports on Tohoku

UNU report on Tohoku

Japan-UNESCO/UNU Symposium on The Great East Japan Tsunami on 11 March 2011 and Tsunami Warning Systems; 16-17 February 2012; Symposium Statement and Proceedings

The symposium proceedings (130 Mbytes) can be downloaded as one file from http://ioc-tsunami.org/tohokusymposium  . The individual documents from the symposium can also be downloaded from the same web-site.


Give2Asia reports

Annual Report Now Available

Give2Asia networks philanthropy together with Asia's incredibly diverse community of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and charitable institutions. Our 2011 Annual Report, which is now available online, captures this diversity and the engagement of international donors seeking to improve life in Asia. You can read our full Annual Report by clicking here.

Tohoku Disaster One-Anniversary Project Report for Donors

Our anniversary report on projects undertaken during the first year details Give2Asia’s partnerships and results in response to the Tohoku disaster. http://give2asia.org/japan-report2012

Human trafficking statistics for Japan
Polaris Project Japan shares info on Human trafficking statistics - Fiscal Year 2011
The National Police Agency of Japan has released the statistics related to human trafficking. Unfortunately, the official statistics show just the tip of the iceberg. Polaris Japan's hotline received 381 cases in 2011.
  http://ht.ly/aCKDp (in Japanese)
- Police agencies in Japan dealt with 25 cases of human trafficking.  The number of victims was 25, and there were 33 perpetrators. The number of victims decreased from 2010, but the number of cases and perpetrators increased.  Of 25 victims, Thai nationals were the majority (12 people).  Though they are not classified as trafficking cases in Japan, sexual exploitation of children under 18 is considered human trafficking even if it is unforced according to international treaties:
http://www.npa.go.jp/cyber/statics/h23/pdf02.pdf  (in Japanese)
- Number of cases originated from dating websites was 1,004, 2.0% decrease from 2010. Victims under 18 years old: 282, an 11.0% increase from the previous year. The majority of the cases were child prostitution, with 160 victims
 (56.7% of the total).
- Number of cases originated from online communities (such as SNS) was 1,421, 7.8% decrease from 2010. Victims under 18 years old were 1,085, 12.4% decrease from 2010. The majority of cases were Prefectural Ordinance of Juvenile Protection violations (including sexual acts with youth), with 637 victims  (58.7% of the total).

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