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Trafficked persons

Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force, or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability, or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.

For these type of cases, the Embassy can:

  • assist victims through interview and counseling, coordination with Japanese authorities and other stakeholders;
  • provide or coordinate the provision of consular services such as issuance of passport and travel documents, civil registration, and notarization services; and
  • coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), and the Japanese Police for emergency cases.

To report a Trafficking case, please contact:

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) Tokyo
    Website | 03 (3595) 2487 (Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am-12:30pm/1:30-5:00pm except for IOM official holidays)

To report a crime or accident:

  • Call 110
  • Tokyo English-Speaking Police
    03-3501-0110 (Translation available 24 hours every day)
  • Police Consultation in English
    03-3503-8484 (Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am-5:15pm)

For legal support:

  • Japan Legal Support Center (Houterasu)
    A public agency that assures access to justice throughout Japan.
    Available in English and Tagalog.
    Website | 0570-078377 (Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am-5:00pm)
  • Japan Federation of Bar Associations
    Legal Counseling for Foreigners. Available in English.
    Website | Please check the website for the phone number of the
    counseling center near you
  • Human Rights Counseling Center for Foreigners
    Available in English and Tagalog
    Website | 0570-090911 (9:00am-5:00pm except New Year’s Holidays)