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Cat-and-mouse game continues in underage schoolgirl dating services

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By Tomoki Fukae and Tetsu Terada

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preventing girls from simply switching to other shops where they can be highly compensated for performing illicit sexual acts is becoming a game of cat and mouse, police say

Meow...

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Here's an idea to help: raise minimum wage perhaps? The best way to fight something that stems from economic incentives is with..economic incentives.

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The teenage girl returns to the convenience store where she waits outside for a rendezvous with another man.

Keep blaming the girls. Keep blaming the victims. But guess what, the whole world is watching and you're fooling nobody but yourselves....

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wait till the foreign std's set in. already there is a big problem.

About one in 10 high school students in Japan, and 23.5 percent of 16-year-old girls, are infected with a sexually transmitted disease, a medical survey shows.

source UPI 2016

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metaterapinToday: Here's an idea to help: raise minimum wage perhaps? The best way to fight something that stems from economic incentives is with..economic incentives.

One girl who was employed at the shop in January said she "earned as much as 7 million yen (about $62,300)" working there.

You could double, triple, quadruple minimum wage, and you still wouldn't approach the kind of money the girls are earning here. Doesn't provide much of an incentive by comparison.

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Metaterapin: increase minimum wages so at 17 you earn more than 7M JPY to not prostitute yourself? That's the super inflation Abe is dreaming of.

With that, the girls and their pimp would earns even more money...

You know, the inflation effect thing...

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STD's

Don't need any foreign variety because since 2011 in Japan we have super-resistant Gonorrhea. The strain is called H041 and is highly resistant to available drugs.

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About one in 10 high school students in Japan, and 23.5 percent of 16-year-old girls, are infected with a sexually transmitted disease, a medical survey shows.

That report is from 2004?

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Won't end because Japan doesn't want it to... too engrained in the culture.

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See, I was right and I said it a month ago that this was gonna degenerate into whack a mole / cat & mouse game!

Now imagine this... smartphone-savvy JCs/JKs business and their willing customers posting their "special services" and price on LINE "hidden chat" feature (and many more alternatives out there with burnable phone number and burnable txt msg).

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"a taste of honey"

That's what the johns say

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Or just legalize the whole thing and be done with it.

There will always be prostitutes, always have been too.

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One convenient chain of clinics in Tokyo is “Yamanote Clinic“, it offers consultations in English, Korean, and Chinese (unfortunately their phone services are only Japanese). They have locations in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro that open until 10:00 pm, while their Shibuya and Yaesu locations are open until 8:30 pm.

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Problem is that they are underage and below the Age of Consent.

Otherwise I agree.

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Stop using euphemisms, it's prostitution not 'dating', compensated or otherwise. If they are underage then it's sexual abuse as minors cannot consent.

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Pacint

Are you sure they are under the age?

The 17 year old in the article is of age in Japan.

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Google...

Japan statutory rape law is violated when an individual has consensual sexual contact with a person under age 13. At 13, Japan's base age of consent is the lowest of any developed country.

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While ever the Honey pot is available Men will pay what ever to have it

The girls would not do it if they did not want to or enjoy sex.

Its been happening since time began but now the age is controlled a little.

If the Kids did not need the money they would possibly be Giving free sex to friends and

some gullible teachers

.No matter the Culture or Language sex in its self is a language world wide.

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The problem is the confusion of the age of sexual consent, which 20 years ago didn't even exist in many prefecture, but I think the AOC is very low, 13 years in many prefectures. But then there are newer local rules and laws to protect young girls from prostitution and then more laws about working in places that could lead to prostitution. So in the end a very confusing array of laws.

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One police official used the analogy of "a taste of honey," referring to the high earning potential of such operations for young girls compared with regular part-time jobs.

Well, it's pretty clear he's used this service too. They will not wipe out this sexual abuse of minors until they start going after those who are using it, not those creating it. As long as there is a market it will continue to exist. The police efforts will only drive it further underground.

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AOC is clearly defined 13 for across Japan but prefectures can set it higher, most set it to 18 a few to 16. Tokyo prefevture is 18.

Don't find it confusing.

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The girls would not do it if they did not want to or enjoy sex.

Hardly true. I am not saying that some or even most don't enjoy sex. But I know many many people who don't 'enjoy' their jobs, yet they still show up everyday because they 'enjoy' having money to pay their bills. And yes, I realize most 17 year olds probably don't have much in the way of bills, but they do want lots of things that their parents may not be able to or be willing to pay for.

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Hmmmm. sounds efficient

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@ zichi and goodlucktoyou.

That's a really alarming statistic about STDs for children in Japan! I can't imagine how this could happen in a 1st world country with school children. Makes me wonder what the STD rates are for the other demographics across the rest of the country.

Incredible and concerning.

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But the girl we talked about recently, who claimed rape after the boys arranged her meetings, she couldn't have possibly been a child prostitute could she? So many willing to jump on the "victim" bandwagon.

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This is just the government feeling out a process where they can point to a law that says its illegal - to parry criticism by foreign observers. Gotta save face.

But of course they are also looking for the best loopholes to keep this national obsession of sex with underage girls going.

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This is child prostitution. It's run by the yakuza or yakuza affiliated companies. They pay off the police. The police blame the victims.

The Japanese government and the NPA can conduct secret surveillance of 72,000 muslims in Japan but they can't stop child prostitution? Doesn't say much for their priorities, does it, what with the Olympics looming in 2020 and all.

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But the girl we talked about recently, who claimed rape after the boys arranged her meetings, she couldn't have possibly been a child prostitute could she?

No one claimed she wasn't. What was pointed out was nothing to show she was.

Keep up with the strawmen there though.

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It doesn't matter what the definitions are or not.

Nor does it matter whether anyone enjoys or doesn't enjoy an underage sexual experience.

The crux of the matter is that young girls are being exploited and are suffering a higher incidence of sexually transmitted diseases etc

Children are not able to adequately comprehend their actions concerning sexual matters.

This is why most advanced countries strictly regulate The age of consent.....

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A salaryman in his mid-20s was walking by a McDonald's one busy Friday night and a young girl in her high school uniform was leaning with her back and a leg against it so her knee was sticking out. As he walked by her, he looked at her thinking, "Is that young girl a prostitute?" She noticed him looking her over and as he walked by her and she shouted out to him, "30,000 yen!" That confirmed what he had already suspected. He put his head down and kept walking along in disbelief.

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she couldn't have possibly been a child prostitute could she?

No, because there is no such thing as a child prostitute as children can't consent. It's an abused child. Language and descriptors are very important is addressing this, and other, issues.

Using the term child prostitute infers the child consented to selling her/his body for sex.

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there is no such thing as a child prostitute

Using the term child prostitute infers the child consented to selling her/his body for sex.

So all those numberless girls around Japan (and the world) who are "highly compensated for performing illicit sexual acts" are all doing it against their will and are being abused? Are you serious?

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So all those numberless girls around Japan (and the world) who are "highly compensated for performing illicit sexual acts" are all doing it against their will and are being abused?

There are two different concepts being mixed up here.

The first is consent. The whole idea behind statutory rape is that minors cannot legally consent to sex. This is a decision society has made to protect minors from being coerced by adults into sexual relationships.

Then there is willingness - no one can deny that a minor who chooses to sell sex is willing to do it.

The point here is that even if they are willing, they are unable to legally give consent, and therefore they are not child prostitutes, but rather children who have been the victims of statutory rape, then paid off for it.

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If the police really want to stop this they should arrest the male customers and have their names and photos printed in the paper. But they will never do that.

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Cat and mouse,

More like Rat and monkey.

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Scrote, I agree. Criminalise and publicly shame the punters, remove the market and it will (to a very large extent) die a death.

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Shady businesses in places like Osaka Prefecture are also being exposed. But keeping track of girls who can find shops that continue to hire them for sex acts is another matter.

"Exposed" ? Stop tracking the girls, shut down the business, slap the CEO with heavy fine x100 the income made and it will stop, Money is the key here.

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shut down the business, slap the CEO with heavy fine x100 the income made and it will stop, Money is the key here.

I agree with shifting focus from the girls to the business owners.

But even stopping all the businesses won't stop it. With social media and dating apps, girls that want to make the money will still be able to meet men willing to pay. Because as you said, money is the key and the girls want to make it.

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Couple the sex education class with harassment lessons. School is where lolicons are given free hand and minors are forced to put up with them just because they are teachers. It ends up becoming the way of life for minors. After receiving all education, minors could be free to do what they want at their own risk.

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