Owed Justice: Thai Women Trafficked Into Debt Bondage in Japan

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Human Rights Watch, 2000 - Alien labor, Thai - 227 pages
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Each year, thousands of women are trafficked from Thailand into debt bondage in the Japanese sex industry. Promised lucrative employment by agents in Thailand, the women arrive in Japan to find that they must work of exorbitant "debts" under abusive conditions. Women who protest risk physical or other abuse. This report focuses on the experiences of women trafficked into jobs as bar "hostesses" whose duties include providing sexual services. Most women work under slavery-like conditions for months or years without pay. Some women escape, but their circumtances make the difficult and dangerous.
 

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