There were 19 human trafficking cases investigated in Japan in 2010, down from the 28 in 2009 and the record lowest number of cases since cases have been tracked since 2001.
24 Filipinos, 12 Japanese, and 1 South Korean were found to be victims of human trafficking in Japan from those cases.
In 2009, police in Japan identified 17 victims of human trafficking. In 2005, 116 victims were found.
Source: Kyodo, “Human trafficking cases in Japan at record low in 2010,” Mainichi Daily News, February 3, 2011.