The National Police Agency reported that 27 human trafficking victims were found in the country in 2012. The number of victims found increased by 2 from 2011.
11 of the trafficking victims were women from Japan, up from the 4 Japanese women rescued in 2011.
A total of 44 cases was detected by police across Japan during the year. In 2011, police investigated 25 cases.
Source: “Japanese human trafficking victims up,” Daily Yomiuri, February 8, 2013.