Talk on Topic of Human Trafficking

EVENT: NGO “Not For Sale Japan” (NFSJ) Special Lecture
SPEAKERS: Ms. Mariko Yamaoka (Director of “Not For Sale Japan”) and Ms. Kathy Burton-Lewis (Chairperson of the Wesley Center at United Methodist Church)
WHEN: June 25th (Thursday), 1:20 PM – 2:50 PM
WHERE: Bldg 6, Room 621
All are welcome–particularly students in the IE Program


Not For Sale Japan (NFSJ) is the Japan chapter of Not For Sale (NFS), a California-based anti-trafficking agency. Human trafficking includes labor and sex trafficking. According to this NPO, 30 million people are affected by modern slavery of these sorts. NFS (and NFSJ) strive to protect people and communities all over the world by providing a safe and stable environment for those at risk of trafficking or who have been the victims of it; by nurturing life skills and offering job training; and by helping victims find dignified work.


Here are some resources related to “Not For Sale Japan”:

Pamphlet on Not For Sale

Not For Sale Flyer


In their talk, the speakers may touch upon these topics:

  • Human trafficking as a criminal “industry”
  • Methods of obtaining individuals for trafficking (e.g., kidnapping, fraud, deception, etc.)
  • Extent of the trafficking problem in Japan
  • Sex trafficking
  • Labor exploitation and Japan’s Foreign Technical Internship Program

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