We will host an online “NFSJ Cafe” on Oct. 21st 19:00-20:30 in Japanese. (Sorry there will be no interpretation for this event.） Here is the English translation of the introduction for the event.
NFSJ Cafe #22 “From the Kabukicho Nightlife District～Trafficking in Persons (Sexual Exploitation) and Countermeasures”
Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest entertainment district in Japan. People who work here have their own unique circumstances; some need support, but are unable to connect with anyone. Some of them may be victims of human trafficking.
Arata Sakamoto has been making night rounds once or twice a week in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and other areas for the past two years, asking people he meets on the streets to come to him if they need help.
What are the thoughts and needs of the people living in the “nighttime city” at this time of the corona crisis? What can we do to help them? Why don’t we listen carefully to what Mr. Sakamoto is doing through his activities to act as a “hub” by going out to places where people are suffering, and connecting those who need support with support organizations?
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