[Kyodo News, October 13th] An interview with relevant people on the 12th learned that the situation of female athletes being exposed to sexually-meaning photos on the stadium or spreading indecent articles or images on social networking sites (SNS) has increased. Japan In order to protect the environment of athletes, the Olympic Committee (JOC) will introduce countermeasures across sports. In view of the widespread spread among middle school students and across the country, JOC will conduct inquiries and surveys of various competition groups to grasp the actual situation. It also strives to cooperate with the Japan Sports Association and the National High School Sports Federation to discuss specific measures such as joint declarations to prevent harm.
Around August this year, a number of female athletes who were former Japanese national athletes consulted with the Athletes Committee of the Japan Athletics Federation. It is reported that there are many cases where photos of parts of the body such as hips or breasts are taken without authorization during the game. In recent years, sports such as "#Me Too", which reports sexual victimization, and "FLOWER DEMO," which calls for an end to sexual violence, have become more active. Under these circumstances, Japanese female athletes have also begun to make their voices heard.
今年八月左右，一些曾经是日本国家运动员的女运动员向日本田径联合会的运动员委员会咨询。据报道，在许多情况下，在比赛期间未经授权就拍摄了诸如臀部或乳房等身体部位的照片。近年来，诸如“ #Me Too”和“ FLOWER DEMO”这样的体育活动越来越活跃，该运动报告了性侵害，而FLOWER DEMO则呼吁终止性暴力。在这种情况下，日本女运动员也开始表达自己的声音。
At the seminar of the Ministry of Justice to review the criminal law related to sex crimes, the creation of "sneak shooting crime" is one of the topics, which will become the focus of the future. In September, it was also pointed out that female athletes suffered. Facing the Tokyo Olympics in tomorrow’s summer, Akira Kazama, director of the Japan Athletics Federation’s affairs, said: “What can be done legally to control the problems that plague sports? The track and field world has been stuck in a dead end for many years, but now it has taken a step forward.”
At this stage, there are no provisions in the criminal law on secret shooting in the country, and the prefectures and prefectures each pass the prevention of trouble regulations to control them. However, "candid photography" controlled by the regulations refers in principle to the act of filming underwear or bodies covered by clothes. "Candid" photos of athletes' sportswear itself are probably not a crime.
Female track and field athletes who have experienced victimization said that “(photos, etc.) were spread online and remained online even after retiring.” She was worried about the impact of the outflow of photos. Yoji Kudo, a lawyer of the Japan Athletics Federation Legal Affairs Commission, pointed out the act of spreading athlete information and sexual terms together, and pointed out that "it may be found to be a crime of honour damage or insult." He said: "Considering that the victimization situation on social networking sites is getting more and more serious, the era when it is necessary to implement severe punishment through new legislation has arrived."