Organized crime in Japan controls an economic market worth $242 Billion (20 Trillion Yen) a year.
Wildlife traffickers illegal import over 1,600 species into the black market of Japan. The 1,600 species are all listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
In 2009, the Government of Japan found over 400 cases of the mistreatment of foreign workers in a government sponsored training program, including the failure to pay wages and exposure to dangerous conditions. From 2005 to 2010, at least 127 trainees have died. The cause of death for many have been strokes or heart failures, signs of overwork.
The United States, Japan, United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands purchased 11.7 million cubic meters of timber worth $8.4 Billion that was cut down by illegal logging activities in 2008.
Police in Japan identified 17 victims of human trafficking, down from the 116 found in 2005.
Two Japanese men were arrested for human smuggling for bringing up to 300 Thais into Japan. The price the smugglers were charging per person was $21,000 to bring them from Thailand to Japan.
In the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea and Japan, more than 3 million World Cup counterfeit goods were seized before and during the tournament.
A record 650 people were arrested for child pornography in Japan in 2009, according to the National Police Agency. The agency received 4,486 complaints of child pornography on the Internet in 2009.
Japanese video game maker Nintendo discovered in June 2009 10 websites where their games were illegally pirated 238 million times. The total losses to Nintendo was $10.7 Billion.
According to a lawsuit filed in Taiwan, 8 Japanese Porn companies lose $31 Million (1 Billion Taiwan Dollars) a year to piracy in Taiwan.