Fr. Martin Dubuc

Lost in Japan?

By Fr. Martin Dubuc
Nabeoka Miyosaki Prefecture


No Road to Escape
When I was assigned as missionary to Japan a little over ten years ago, little did I think that I would also be working with Filipinos, but for the past five years, besides my work with the Japanese, I have also been involved with migrant workers from other Asian countries, mostly from the Philippines. Most of these migrant workers were women, and the vast majority would be in Japan officially as dancers or singers. But some who come to Japan with a dream of making much money for themselves and for their families find themselves forced into prostitution with no road of escape.