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Japanese government proposes raising age of consent from current 13 to 16

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On Monday, Japan’s Ministry of Justice publicly presented a draft to amend the country’s penal code and raise the age of consent. Currently, the age of consent in Japan is 13, but the proposed revision would raise it by three years, to 16. As the primary purpose of the amendment is to strengthen…
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Japanese government proposes raising age of consent from current 13 to 16

On Monday, Japan’s Ministry of Justice publicly presented a draft to amend the country’s penal code and raise the age of consent. Currently, the age of consent in Japan is 13, but the proposed revision would raise it by three years, to 16. As the primary purpose of the amendment is to strengthen…

3 months ago·Sakado, Japan
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Japanese government proposes raising age of consent from its current 13 years old

Revisions would also make it easier for victims of sexual assault to file charges.

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