*Fadil Budi Ghiffari  -  Departemen Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Shary Charlotte Pattipelohy  -  Departemen Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Published: 27 Mar 2019.
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This study discusses how the effectiveness of Japan in handling human trafficking cases that
occur with the assistance of INTERPOL which will then be assessed based on the standard
indicators set by the GAATW (Global Alliance Against Traffic in Woman) as NGOs (Non
Governmental Organizations) in assessing the case . In the issue of human trafficking, Japan
is a country that has very complex problems related to the issue and also prostitution in its
country. Japan is a destination country for women and children from East Asia, Southeast
Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia and Latin America who make victims of Human Trafficking.
Victims are often lured by false promises such as offering jobs as models, servants, hotel
staff, and entertainers. Prostitution in Japan itself can no longer be dammed, it can even be
said to be a natural thing there. There needs to be great awareness in the community,
especially in Japan itself, so that the community plays an active role in eradicating
trafficking to the maximum with cooperation between the government and the community. In
the case of the majority of victims the women and children of this crime are included in
Organized Crime which means that a crime is committed in a network that is organized and
carried out in sophisticated ways because of the influence of advances in information
technology. This weak public awareness is increasingly triggering Trafficking practices that
will continue to develop. In this study the author explains with the theory of Liberalism
Institutionalism which considers that the key focus of institutional liberalism is about the way
in which institutions provide information for the state. In the end human trafficking in Japan
has improved enough even though it cannot just disappear. However, the case has improved
considerably and is not as prevalent before INTERPOL conducted research on human
trafficking in Japan.
Keywords: Human Trafficking, Japan, INTERPOL, GAATW, Effectiveness

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