Last updated on: 8/28/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

May 24, 1956 – Japan Passes Anti-Prostitution Law

Japan’s Law No. 118, the 1956 Anti-Prostitution Law was enacted May 24, 1956 and put in force Apr. 1, 1958. “With that law, the 300-year history of Tokyo’s Yoshiwara brothel quarters came to an end — as did approximately 500 areas utilized for similar purposes around the country.”