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All participants in Osaka 'orgy party' arrested

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Back in early August, Yoshihiro Murakami, a 62-year-old resident of Osaka’s Shimanouchi neighborhood, invited a group of people over to his home. As a thorough host, he also had some entertainment planned, but his guests weren’t there to play charades or watch sports.

The gathering was the latest “orgy party” organized by Murakami, and this naked shindig’s guest list consisted of seven people: five men in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s and two women in their 30s. It’s not known whether the unbalanced male/female ratio was a crowd-pleaser or not, but it’s a pretty safe bet that all seven guests, plus Murakami himself, were unhappy when they got arrested by the Osaka Prefectural Police last weekend.

While there’s no law against a group of consenting adults going straight from “Nice to meet you” to “Let’s get it on” in Japan, there is a law about saying “Sure, as long as you pay me for it.” Murakami assembled the orgy group though an adult website he runs, collecting approximately 15,000 yen from each of the men. The women, meanwhile, didn’t have to pay anything, and were instead paid from the money collected from the guys, with Murakami also ostensibly getting a cut of the cash. He also reportedly interviewed the male applicants before allowing them to attend, though it’s unclear whether this was an attempt to gauge how discreet they would be or because he was trying to weed out potentially problematic participants.

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Way beyond my cup of tea, beyond my hygiene standards don't see what is the problem...besides the police getting involed. Maybe they were rejected.

15 ( +21 / -6 )

Mug shots or it didn't happen!

18 ( +18 / -0 )

Disgusting

-36 ( +3 / -39 )

Hopefully they were at least wearing masks.

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What i don't get is how he got arrested. Clearly someone involve must have reported it to the police and had even show proof that the event actually did take place. Without proof they can't charge him. Are the police really that dedicated that they comb through websites to track down these kind of paid sex cases?

Well, he did actually committed a crime. He operated a brothel basically without obtaining a license or pay tax.

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Consensual arrangement that would have had more than one happy ending if the cops hadn't gone for a premature evacuation of the premises.

All countries have their own laws that have to be enforced, but from outside Japan this just looks like a straightforward case of morals policing.

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Just when you think you've read it all.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

ridiculous - not bothering anyone, not harming anyone, in a private residence, and all consenting adults.

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How did they film all those massive orgies we can view online? Surely the girls did not go for free!

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I don't see any problem in that.

Nobody was harmed, nobody was hurt, everyone is an adult...so what's the problem?

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Nobody was harmed, nobody was hurt, everyone is an adult...so what's the problem?

Prostitution is illegal in Japan, thats why. If no money changed hands, what happened is perfectly legal.

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MOD:

in the last line

discrete

- discreet

Moderator: Thank you.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

The men paid, and the women were paid, which makes it prostitution.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

There are two legal issues here:

1) Money changed hands and profit was made, so it was a business. Without license, without paying tax. This is illegal, regardless of the nature of the business.

2) Technically, prostitution is not illegal, if it doesn't involve vaginal sex. Which probably happened.

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I don't remember I was drunk and thought it was a dream.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

five men in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s and two women in their 30s.

Two 3Ps +1. What could possibly go wrong?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

He got the ratio completely wrong and there was only a few inches of in-and-out social distancing at most.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Is it on pornhub yet?

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I remember a Shinto Shrine in Hiroshima that did this. Basically, it was for WOMEN, married in the 40s, 50s and 60s that were in sexless marriages and just needed a little action, or "cleansing" of their thoughts. So, the shrine stepped in and helped them. For a donation "from the women" they were allowed to meet men discreetly who then were NOT paid, but had free sex. The act was done, the shrine got its donation, and the men got sex. Win-win. Nothing illegal about it. This is what Mr. Murakami needs to do. He needed to set up a SHINTO SHRINE. Then, no problem.

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Who cares?

Obviously, the commenters here. But it's a non-starter, as a news story. Just a bit of fluff to get you up. Pardon the pun.

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SoraNews. What a shocker.

Barrel-scraping, lowest common denominator titilation.

The men paid, and the women were paid, which makes it prostitution.

Sounds like it. Murakami certainly seemed to take the role of pimp.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Spitroast? No judgment here.

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BigYenToday  07:47 am JST

Consensual arrangement that would have had more than one happy ending if the cops hadn't gone for a premature evacuation of the premises.

Sounds a bit like the storyline from the Hoodoo Gurus song "Miss Freelove" !

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At least the same number of women no?

No hardcore feminists around to back me up?

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What i don't get is how he got arrested.

Internet surveillance. This is just another fine example why we don't want police having such powers. They will abuse it to enforce the most stupid laws they can find.

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five men in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s and two women in their 30s. 

Give those two women an award and an A for effort and participation! Just let them be, man! I'd rather them be doing that other than committing a crime or something else!

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Is prostitution legal in Japan, yes or no? Coz one, since they charged money AND paid to the women, then this could very well fall into prostitution. And two, there was an article here in JapanToday not long ago about escort business seeking being recognized for Covid19's government help, that they are regular business like any other.

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AGToday 12:09 pm JST

At least the same number of women no?

No hardcore feminists around to back me up?

Hardcore feminist here, always ready to help! LOL.

To this, I say "meh". It's up to the individuals what they feel comfortable with, and some women would enjoy having more than one guy at a time. Yo, don't you know that women are multi-orgasmic? We are energizer bunnies, while you guys are one-trick ponies. wink

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Garthgoyle wrote Today 12:29 pm JST

Is prostitution legal in Japan, yes or no? Coz one, since they charged money AND paid to the women, then this could very well fall into prostitution. And two, there was an article here in JapanToday not long ago about escort business seeking being recognized for Covid19's government help, that they are regular business like any other.

Prostitution per se is not, but getting money for vaginal sex is (though paying for it isn't really, if I recall correctly). To complicate it, oral sex and even anal sex is NOT illegal.

And finally, to complicate it even more, there are some brothels known as "Soapland" that does involve vaginal sex. Everyone knows it does, but they're rarely busted by cops (and when they are, it's usually because some other problem than prostitution charges). The reason for that is that the brothel says it only charges the client for an "assisted bath", and they are not responsible for what happens inside the room between the client and the girl. The brothel supposedly can't do anything if they happen to reach an agreement and do it by their own...

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Sounds like a typical JAV being made.

If they arrest these people, they would have to go for the entire industry........but then again, Japan LOVES double standards.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Paying someone to get laid is just plain dumb.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Such much for the myth of the sexless Japanese.

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MariaToday  08:36 am JST

The men paid, and the women were paid, which makes it prostitution.

But...

Men paid + women paid + POLICE paid = Blind eye

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Victimless crime. Leave people alone to have fun in their own homes. All consenting adults after all.

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Would anybody of you pay if you were that kohai in his 30’s and therefore last waiting in the queue? lol

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kyronstavic:

Sounds a bit like the storyline from the Hoodoo Gurus song "Miss Freelove" !

I had to look up the lyrics to that one. Now that I've read 'em, I'd say the difference between me and Dave is that he has direct personal experience of this kind of situation... :)

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There are thousands of Japanese orgy scenes on porn sites and video and DVD.

Or so I've been told.

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The one and only reason Yoshihiro Murakami's orgy was raided- He didn't pay his special 'taxes' to the police.

Prostitution is technically illegal in Japan, but alive and kicking, if you play by the rules.

Case in point and also, ironically, in Osaka ( and not, by any means, the only one)- 松島組合, the quaintly named 'Matsushima food union'-- formerly known as 松島遊廓 'Matsushima red-light district' before the end of World War II, prior to prostitution being made illegal by the occupying forces, hence the name change to assuage the authorities.

At least forty knocking shops (white signs, black writing) in plain view, with trophied windows of the available women and Mama san's yodelling for customers, all under the watchful eye of it's very own police box- no doubt a beneficiary, which is where Yoshihiro Murakami no doubt fell foul- You have to 'get to know' your local police.

Osaka isn't the perennial winner of 'The most corrupt police force in Japan' mantle for nothing.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kujo,+Nishi+Ward,+Osaka,+550-0027,+Japan/@34.6758258,135.4763696,18.74z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6000e6495462e42b:0xd121c139ad4df45d!8m2!3d34.6760962!4d135.4727646

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I wonder what the ground rules were? No jizzing on the silverware?

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RecklessToday  05:57 pm JST

I wonder what the ground rules were? No jizzing on the silverware?

Only on the silver he neglected to contribute to the local law enforcement.

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As far as I can see, his crime was not paying tax (legal and corrupt) on his income. The rest would have been ignored but for that.

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Yo, don't you know that women are multi-orgasmic? We are energizer bunnies, while you guys are one-trick ponies. wink

Ahem: "Hold my beer"

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He's been watching too much Tokyo Hot.

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Yo, don't you know that women are multi-orgasmic? We are energizer bunnies, while you guys are one-trick ponies. wink

Trick #1, the jackhammer.

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Well, if you think about it, All participants in Osaka 'orgy party' arrested sounds fairer than

Some participants in Osaka 'orgy party' arrested..

Whatever that means.

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. Yo, don't you know that women are multi-orgasmic? We are energizer bunnies, while you guys are one-trick ponies. wink

Once again I have to insist that neither men nor women are the same as all the others. Many women are NO-TRICK ponies.

But yes, we should all have the freedom to enjoy sex consensually as we wish or abstain if we wish. That it could be written into law that we don't have this choice is disturbing and horrific. Those who have made these laws or advocate them should be shunned. Perhaps even jailed for the safety of the rest of us.

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Point, if ANY of you guys watched on porn hub you to paid!!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Prostitution is rife in Japan- this article warrants a miss...

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How dare people pay for something that can be given away for free. Evil. Evil.

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