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Japan’s reform of rape laws has still some way to go

The recent proposal by the Abe administration to revise Japan’s rape law is long overdue. The existing criminal code fails to reflect present-day Japanese society and attitudes toward rape, which have changed dramatically since the promulgation of the penal code in 1907. If the Diet approves the changes, the minimum sentence for rape will increase […]