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Japan's coronavirus lockdown strips exotic dancer of her savings

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Yumiko says she makes as much as 300,000 yen a month from two performances a week. Most of that, however, is from tips, which means she has no way of showing how much she usually earns should she apply for government relief.

She would have if she had declared her income and paid tax.

Exactly. Can't have it both ways

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This story is being passed around the media outlets like an exotic dancer in a club.

Does she expect some kind of special sympathy for being in the situation she put herself in? Everyone else is complaining and feeling the pinch, too. When times were good, she had no issue with not claiming her tips to be taxed. Now that it comes back to bite her, oh no, boo hoo, life is so unfair.

Go ask all your suitors to help you get thru these tough times, or go get a job at your nearest conbini if your money is running out.

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Burlesque isn't for kiddies, you guys. Burlesque is for grown-ups. Many female burlesque artists are 40 or over, and from the look of Aya Mermaid she'd have no problems attracting an audience of mature gentlemen and ladies who know what this stuff is all about.

More power to her, and hopefully some money too.

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Governments are ready to close companies and people down but not willing to support them.

Aya will be hoping for her two masks and 100k yen only then...

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There is nothing wrong with being 40 and doing what she does. If she can still draw in a crowd, then more power to her.

However, having said that, she couldn't have expected to do this forever. She has finite number of years left until she'd probably has to pack it up and find another way to make money. She lived for 'now' rather than the future all her life, and now it looks as if its going to catch up to her.

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40s Japanese women age better than most western females of the same age,pound for pound.

this is also very true. Western women of the same age look nothing like them, body wise. Still you wouldn’t pay money to watch them dance

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in terms of paying money to see her dance erotically, yes.

40s Japanese women age better than most western females of the same age,pound for pound.

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Feel like 40 is the expiration date for a woman...

in terms of paying money to see her dance erotically, yes.

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A 40 year old burlesque dancer, yikes...

And what’s wrong with being a exotic dancer at 40? Feel like 40 is the expiration date for a woman...

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@1glenn Thanks for that link :D

@zichi We need a link for that one!

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America's most popular stripper is in her 90's. This one is still a spring chicken.

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A 40 year old burlesque dancer, yikes... she should consider herself lucky to have made it to that age doing that.

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Crowd funded online shows.

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Sorry to hear she has no money left. I wish I could go to her show when the virus is gone. Strange how they said "stripped" of her money.

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See you at the next 81 party Aya.

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/drive-thru-strip-club-coronavirus_n_5eac4c0ec5b624b39692963d

The above link is to an article about how some strippers in The States are coping.

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I guess looking for a sympathy angle in this story.But it's another single person,who didn't save their money.And two to three months of savings isn't saving.6-8 months emergency fund is considered the norm.She's 40 not 20.

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At that age and in that line of work, she needed to do a much better job of saving her income.

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Yumiko says she makes as much as 300,000 yen a month from two performances a week. Most of that, however, is from tips, which means she has no way of showing how much she usually earns should she apply for government relief.

She would have if she had declared her income and paid tax.

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