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Posted in: Japanese idols charge fans Y10,000 to talk to them for three minutes See in context

I have to wonder why you wouldn't just go to a girl's bar, snack, cabaret, or hostess club if you want to speak to women. There isn't much difference between what this idol group is offering and such locations, since in both cases the girls are just doing it because it's their job. The customer is simply paying for the illusion that the girl actually gives a sh!t about them. If you're going to pay 30,000 yen for 9 minutes, you might as well go to a club where you can get alcohol and a few hours of time. And hey, you never know what happens "after"

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Posted in: Exhibition puts Japan's child prostitution in the limelight See in context

Naivety is an epidemic here. Parents do not warn their children of the dangers becuase they do not know or belief dangers exist. Nor do school, teachers, friends or employers. They all belief the myth that "Japan is safe" and it being safe, no precaution necessary.

Very true, there is an attitude of out of sight out of mind here, which is not related to this topic, but general work, politics, economics, etc.

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Posted in: Exhibition puts Japan's child prostitution in the limelight See in context

Messed up comments. Apparently women are asking for abuse based off their clothes and willingly sell themselves for brands. Some of you need to surround yourselves with better views and scrub with concentrated bleach.

While I will refrain from the comment about abuse based on clothes, which is a very divisive subject in itself. (I personally think it can go both ways, and do think the sailor/blazer school girl uniforms have been sexualized, mainly because of Japanese modern society in itself), the fact that there are women, and not only women, but men too, if you want to really be fair, who willingly sell themselves for brands or money to buy brands. Not just in Japan, but every where else. It feels more apparent in Japan due to the strong mob mentality towards brands and fads to some of us who live here, but that is an eye of the beholder thing.

It is just as easy to assume everyone here is saying "all women are to blame for their situation" when they actually aren't, if that is how you want to perceive it. If your view is that all girls doing enjo are not to blame for their situation, then that is your "view"

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Posted in: Exhibition puts Japan's child prostitution in the limelight See in context

Messed up comments. Apparently women are asking for abuse based off their clothes and willingly sell themselves for brands. Some of you need to surround yourselves with better views and scrub with concentrated bleach.

While I will refrain from the comment about abuse based on clothes, which is a very divisive subject in itself. (I personally think it can go both ways, and do think the sailor/blazer school girl uniforms have been sexualized, mainly because of Japanese modern society in itself), the fact that there are women, and not only women, but men too, if you want to really be fair, who willingly sell themselves for brands or money to buy brands. Not just in Japan, but every where else. It feels more apparent in Japan due to the strong mob mentality towards brands and fads to some of us who live here, but that is an eye of the beholder thing.

It is just as easy to assume everyone here is saying "all women are to blame for their situation" when they actually aren't, if that is how you want to perceive it. If your view is that all girls doing enjo are not to blame for their situation, then that is your "view"

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Posted in: Exhibition puts Japan's child prostitution in the limelight See in context

This is a good example of why you should always use protection until you have both been tested - you have no idea who or what a person has done in their past. It's not like you suddenly needed protection because you found out she had previously been doing enjo kosai, you actually needed it right from the start (of having sex) before you had any idea of her background.

You're absolutely right on that, and it was sobering enough of a comment to send that impact home, and make sure there were no drunken mistakes. Unfortunately, for within Japan, it does seem that the usage of contraceptives is something that girls are also somewhat naive about...

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Posted in: Exhibition puts Japan's child prostitution in the limelight See in context

It seems to me that the biggest reason why this happens is that the level of overall maturity of teenagers is much lower than what you see in the west. At least from my own experience growing up in the US, compared to those girls who I met in college, and then the teens I worked with during my stint as a Jet. I mean this in that the children and teens here are more innocent, which means they are more naive and ignorant, which makes them more susceptible. I don't doubt that there are girls that are doing it for the money for the goods that they perceive they need because of the conformist society, but there are just as many who get trapped into it. There are girls like that the world over, but it just really jumps out at you with Japanese girls, and that lack of immaturity and naivety, while amazing at times, could be countered with proper education, both from schools, and parents. And I don't mean just the kids themselves, adults obviously need to understand this as well to educate their children and students.

I hear the statistic that they say 1 in 10 Japanese women have participated in AV and/or enjo, which I want to doubt, but just seeing the naivety of the woman who I have interacted with in Japan over the last 16 years, I have trouble sometimes doubting the statistic.

As for knowing someone who has done it, I had a brief thing in college with a Japanese gir,l who while drunk admitted that she used to do enjo in while she was in high school in Yokosoka. Needless to say, first thing I did was to make sure I had proper protection.

If anything, what surprises me the most is the fact that more girls don't get pregnant, or that STDs aren't more prevalent among them. Albeit, maybe they are and you just don't hear about it.

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Posted in: 17-year-old girl hit by train while using smartphone on platform See in context

The number of times these immersed walkers have bumped into me are more than I can count.....

Really? Are you sure that's not you? It's literally never happened to me.

Strangerland, that's probably because you're paying attention and moving to avoid such people? I have to do the same as well, it gets to be annoying sometimes to have to be the one who needs to adjust course or dodge people who drift into your lane of traffic.

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Posted in: Japan's porn industry apologises over coercion claims See in context

“But the remaining 20 percent and some illegal porn producers need to comply with the rules, which would require the government to take action.”

If the illegal producers followed the rules, they wouldn't be illegal now would they?

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Posted in: Tokyo governor submits resignation effective June 21 See in context

His term as governor was originally set to run to 2018, but with his resignation, a new governor will be elected to a fresh four-year term, requiring the mega city to hold another gubernatorial election around the time Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.

I actually wouldn't worry about having to have another gubernatorial election at the time of the Tokyo Olympics. Given the current state of Japan politics and scandals, there isn't much doubt that the next governor will do something stupid and will be out of office well before the end of his term!

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Posted in: Becky remains secluded at home following enforced leave from show biz See in context

As was mentioned above, the only person Enon needs to apologize to is his wife, otherwise it's really between him, his wife, and becky. (and the lawyer if Enon's wife (now ex-wife?) decided to sue). What I find truly hypocritical of this situation is that it's happened plenty of times before with celebrities dropping their wives for a trophy wife, but the reaction is totally dependent on who it is. Look at Sakurai-san from Mr. Children, he's a famous example of dropping his wife for a trophy wife, and no one can speak evil of Mr. Children.

At the end of the day, it's less about the affair and more about her coming out and lying about the relationship to the media and then laughing about it on line the day afterwards. That's what has ruined her career.

I mean come on, Mari Yaguchi can get caught sleeping with another man in her bed by her husband and come back after a year of exile, but that's because she was up and front about it. You'd think Yaguchi is worse, but it's all about admitting your wrong and showing the right amount of remorse (on becky's part). As for Enon? Guess he's just trying to be like Sakurai.

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