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Cambodia charges Japanese man, 2 others suspected of sex trafficking

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Ya know, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. $5,000 month as a waitress, in a country where tipping doesn't happen? Come on now.

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Bravo! A nice long sentence for Fukui, please.

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if something sounds too good to be true,

Victim blaming. We have no idea what their circumstances were. Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world.

Lock up the traffickers for a long time. Find their bosses and lock them up.

Hats off to the Japanese Police!

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Human trafficking of any kind should carry the maximum life in prison sentence. This is a form of slavery and should not thrive here in the 21st century.

Hats off to the Japanese Police!

Don't you mean the Cambodian police? They're the ones that caught those scum.

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Japanese restaurant vacant in Pnomh Penh! I wonder if it can be had cheap?

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I wonder if the poor ladies in Japan will be well treated with some compensation or just deported asap? Probably don't even have to ask.

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Wow, I remember reading about this a month or so ago, and I'm impressed they actually followed up with this to the source and arrested this scumbag.

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and some will dispute the facts that the girls were tricked and insist they went willingly into the arms of prostitution. That story has been around since 1945.

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Victim-blaming guilty as charged. I blame them for being gullible and dumb. Didn't they stop to ask themselves why someone would have to offer them 20 or 30 times the minimum wage in their country for a job that requires no skill sets, in a country where so many are struggling to get to because of its standard of living? Did they think they just caught a lucky break?

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I blame them for being gullible and dumb. Didn't they stop to ask themselves why someone would have to offer them 20 or 30 times the minimum wage in their country for a job that requires no skill sets, in a country where so many are struggling to get to because of its standard of living?

You realize it's a third-world country, where many people have a minimal education, and almost zero experience with anywhere else in the world other than where they live, right? And that being in a third-world country, their image of first-world countries and the opportunities they offer is likely to be distorted significantly?

Yeah, they are stupid for being born into such a country. Complete and utter morons for choosing to be a third-worlder. Definitely their fault.

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But they would know how much the local people make for different jobs, and to suddenly be offered an amount that is so much higher than that, they just saw dollar signs and jumped on it without thinking.

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And Cambodia is definitely not one of those places you would want to be locked up in... if found guilty the trio will surely be regretting there actions.

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But they would know how much the local people make for different jobs

Yeah, in their country. And they know Japan is a rich first-word country, with opportunities that don't exist in their third-word country.

to suddenly be offered an amount that is so much higher than that, they just saw dollar signs and jumped on it without thinking.

An opportunity to go live in a first-world nation for a proper salary, in a nation where people make proper salaries? Why wouldn't they take it?

Which of their experiences exactly should have given them the insight to know that the opportunity they were being offered wasn't everything it seemed to be?

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It never happened! They were all willing volunteers! They were not tricked or coerced! Seems the practice is still alive and well.

Glad they were caught there and not here, where they would get off with a slap on the wrist if anything. Hope the rot over there for the maximum sentence; maybe get a taste of what it feels like to be passed around as meat.

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Definition of gullible - easily persuaded to believe something CHECK

Definition of dumb - lacking good judgement CHECK

So I am correct, you are just providing reasons why they are that way.

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Cambodians in Fukui? surely not.

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The majority of Cambodians have never been out of their own country and have little chance at a decent education. How would they possibly know what goes on in Japan? The salaries mentioned are way above what any Japanese waitress earns, even at the low end. Any poster thinking otherwise that somehow the women weren't deceived have little idea of how the Japanese sex industry operates....

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Of course they were deceived, otherwise they would have been told "hey we'd like you to come to Japan and work in the sex industry." But them being gullible and dumb made it so much easier for the people taking advantage of them.

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sensei258: "But them being gullible and dumb made it so much easier for the people taking advantage of them."

You're being just as naive as they are if you think they had any way of educating themselves to know differently. If you were poor, hungry, and even desperate and someone offered you something that seemed legit (and don't play like you would know otherwise) why would that suddenly make you "dumb and gullible"? Japan is renowned for doing this to people across Asia, and is one of the leading offenders of sex and work trafficking because they promise good opportunities, then exploit the people. Hell, they do it to their own people even, all the time. The people who get duped aren't "dumb", they just believe there are systems in government put in place to protect them, but as we have seen that is all too often not the case.

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Definition of gullible - easily persuaded to believe something CHECK

Yeah, curse them for being born into a place in which they cannot gain the experience to disbelieve they believe is trying to help them.

Definition of dumb - lacking good judgement CHECK

Yeah, curse them for being born into a place where they cannot gain the experience with which to be able to compare in order to have good judgement.

Damn right satan-spawn these women are. The most disgusting thing is that they weren't screwed around even more for being so stupid as to be born in a third-word country. They deserve complete and absolute blame. Ab-so-lute.

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@ Smith - how can you possibly know what they believe and whether or not they are dumb did you interview them personally?

@ Strangerland - stop making comments and acting as if I was the one who said them. And I disagree that they deserve absolute blame as you so stated. But they are partially responsible

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I disagree that they deserve absolute blame as you so stated. But they are partially responsible

Changing your tone suddenly from earlier:

Victim-blaming guilty as charged. I blame them for being gullible and dumb.

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Did I say I blame them absolutely as you did? No. Did I change my tone? No. I can't help it if you change your interpretation of what I mean I haven't changed what I meant since the beginning.

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Look, as far as I'm concerned, it's ridiculous to blame the victims at all. You never answered this question:

Which of their experiences exactly should have given them the insight to know that the opportunity they were being offered wasn't everything it seemed to be?

You seem to be blaming them for being born into an environment in which they didn't get the life experience to be able to know what they were getting themselves in to.

For that matter, that's not even necessarily a third world thing. When I first came to Japan, I had a job lined up, but I had no idea what i was actually getting into. What they told me on the other side, and what I envisioned, turned out to be quite different from the reality. Fortunately for me, that reality wasn't so bad, and I wasn't sex trafficked, but I could have been. And look how many people come from overseas and get stuck in crappy English teaching jobs (the jobs themselves being crappy, not the fact that they are teaching English).

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Wickedness never was happiness.

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