Known as "Toyoko" in Kabukicho, Tokyo, which is known as a place where junior high school and high school students gather, such as "there is no place to stay at home or school".


Last year, it was found that the number of minors guided by the Metropolitan Police Department in the surrounding area was about 180, nearly three times the number of the previous year.


Since there are cases of being involved in sex crimes, the Metropolitan Police Department is strengthening crackdowns and countermeasures.

About three years ago, junior and senior high school students began to hang out in the plaza called "Toyoko" around a large commercial building in the center of Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. It is called.



According to the investigators, there are cases where they live while sleeping at cheap hotels and internet cafes in the vicinity because they have no place to stay at home or school.



Under these circumstances, the Metropolitan Police Department is strengthening its guidance activities, but the total number of minors who guided by running away from home, drinking alcohol, smoking, etc. around "Toyoko" in the last year was about 180, which is three times the previous year. I found that it increased nearby.



In principle, parents are contacted to return home unless they are suspected of being abused at home, but some children return home repeatedly.



Incidents and troubles are occurring one after another around "Toyoko", and there are many cases where junior and senior high school students are involved in sex crimes, so the Metropolitan Police Department is strengthening crackdowns and countermeasures.



The person in charge of the Boys' Development Division of the Metropolitan Police Department said, "Many children have a strong distrust of adults, so I would like to listen to them from the child's perspective as well as guide and crack down, and respond to consultations." I'm talking to you.

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