What do you think about Japans age of consent?

In Japan, 13 year olds can consent to adults if their parents approve. They are essentially saying 13 year olds have the mental capacity to consent without being taken advantage of.
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  • As a Japanese, I find it sickening A lot of students have already pleaded with the government to raise the age of consent from just 13 to 16. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13267504/japan-students-age-of-consent-sex-thirteen/ FYI... most big cities prohibit sexual activity under 18 years old in most circumstances and many of us don't lose virginity until 19.

    • Does this go for boys or does your country support female pedophiles?

    • nope

    • To which question?

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  • It's fine , I were ready for sex with much older guys when 15 , my first relationship were with s guy 9 years older when I were 17 he were 28 and 148 cm tall

    • I agree totally but it also depends on how much maturity she has as well

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  • I mean no disrespect to their culture. I think this is quite insane. At 13 you are a CHILD and I don’t care what country you’re in, you are a child. To me it’s messed up.

  • It different with everyone is your body ready for it is your mind ready for it do you want to explore it? I think there are adults who shouldn’t be allow to have kids, vote, drive a car or operate machinery. That’s my opinion but what rules does a society develop laws around the church? I hear about priest molesting little boys, so who the wealthy who control government. Like Jeff Epstein who had Bill Clinton on a pedophile island and many other leaders around the world. I’m not going to say yes or no I started very early it was at my will. I think that’s the part that needs to be looked at if one chooses who are we so control them. It’s funny to hear this age of consent in a nation we don’t hear much about children having early sex. I don’t look at that culture having child molestation like most of the other do. I think went off track a bit anyways that’s my 2 cents worth.

  • Thats just wrong, I dont agree one bit if it. There's lots of perverted guys out there, and thats a child not an adult yet, puts that child in so much stress about where they go and see. Not fun for a child. My own opinion.

  • I think it's a very good idea because it shifts a lot of the responsibility on to the parents. Lots of underage girls are having sex without their parents knowledge often falling pregnant or catching stds. If parents were held accountable for their offsprings sex life it would protect girls.

    • The parents often cannot be aware of all their children are up to. They cannot go on every date with them.

  • That's way too young. I think like 16 is a good age of consent. Im wondering why California is 18 and most other states are 16-17

  • In Micronesia's island cultures... the age of consent for NON-vaginal sexual activity AND SOVEREIGN CONSENT is SEVEN!

    They can french kiss, fondle, diddle, fellate, engage in anal play and dry hump... to their horny little heart's content regardless of familial relationships BECAUSE communially their culture DOES NOT withhold sexual education in their long house multigenerational extended family living. NO 'sneaking about' while physically self pleasuring.

    In the sociological interviews conducted by Maxwell Freedom Long with Hawaiian Native Elders in
    their oral historical traditions, likewise circumstances also existed THERE before Captain Cooke and his
    Jesuits and crew introduced BOTH fundamentalist guilt-ridden Catholicism and rampant wages-of-sin STD's.

    Because of their geographic isolationism until Cooke, there had been neither guilt NOR STD's.

  • I think it's absurd. That's probably why there's so much sexual stuff in Animes with kids.

    • Yes that's true

  • Well that's a different country and culture we're talking about, not to mention the national and regional law.
    I'm a bit surprise about the number, but at the same time kids walk to school by themselves since they started school, sex education is also different, basically I have no scale to judge if Japanese are crazy or not, and I definitely can't judge them base on my country's standard or any world standards.
    Not to mention the Japanese are not encouraging other countries to follow their regulations. :))

  • Our age of consent was almost 12 at once time. We are 15. I think still too young and I dont agree with the one set by my country either

    • Keep in mind til around 1800 people on average lived to the ripe old age of 30 to 40 years

    • @virtue2332 I forgot about that, thanks

  • I don't even like the idea of anyone under 18 being sexually active with anyone else, close in age or otherwise !

    I acknowledge in my books that it happens, but I can't condone it. Most characters who indulge, however, usually have something insane happen to them, as a sort of convoluted karma.

    In real life, I even get uncomfortable about myself with anyone under 25!

    Japan... is just screwed up. And let's not even get into the topic of emotional maturity ! I've met 29-year-old women with the minds of 12-year-olds. Physically legal, but trust me, you'd rather not.

  • I do not live in their culture, and judging them, from my culture is wrong, because I don't know theirs.
    I do think that 13 is WAAAAAY to young, to be engaged in sexual activity, in the US!

  • I lived in Misawa Northern Japan for 4 years 18 - 22. The people there were great. I didn't see or hear a lot about that when I was there. It was 95 - 99 and I was a Medic working in the ER so I think I would have heard something about this. I heard and saw a lot within the population on base but it was never involved a national unless there was an American or other foreigner attached to the incident unfortunately. I imagine anything is possible but I personally didn't hear it notice anything weird.

  • I think that is very abusive. It creates the possibility of them struggling with their mental health more probable.

  • Well what do you expect? They're Japanese. They mostly harvest rice thou at that age so I don't think it's a big issue. Besides who cares about something a million miles away?

    • "Besides who cares about something a million miles away?" You really are an idiot aren't you? Would you care about bombs being made in another country, preparing to drop on yours? That's thousand of miles away, but would you care? Not to mention, nothing on this Earth is a million miles away form each other

    • @lanadelrey25 I don't think anyone is dumb enough to attack us honey. We'd erase this country off the face of the earth. Besides bomb and age of consent are not quite the same

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  • 13 is where puberty begins and sexual desires start to occur. So why make it illegal for a young couple to make out.

  • Can't be any worse than California allowing an older man to have consensual sex with a minor.
    I guess kids today are much more aware of what they are doing sexually.
    Must be the Internet.

  • That's what happens when you drop two nukes on a country, they are forever retarded.

    They make good anime tho.

    • Loooool

    • Ouch. Some creative humor there.

    • Or are we retarded for dropping those Nukes to begin with.

  • That is very sickening honestly. I didn't know that and I'm sorry to have found out. Grown adults can have sex with a kid that's so nasty. I have a little cousin that age and would want to knock any creeper man that wanted to have sex with her. The fact that the parents still needs to consent means they must know a little bit that nothing is right about that. What parent would consent to that though for real? The age of consent should be 18 everywhere. That's basically allowing pedophilia legally and fulfilling a sicko's wish.

  • That's pretty bad, but in some states of the US there is no minimum age to marry with parent's consent, and it's not unknown for teenage girls to be married off to their abusers to avoid social consequences in some community, usually a religious congregation.

    • You seem hormone blind

    • What? They aren't marrying 14-year-olds to 16-year-olds. They are marrying young girls to adults.

  • Did you know that the age of consent being 18 or the age of maturity or majority being 18 on its own actually has no scientific basis and was actually just decided as the minimum age to vote mainly based on the fact that kids generally complete high school by then?

    Also Asians do mature faster. Not just biologically but also because of the whole upbringing.

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