Prostitution is big business in Japan, as any wander down the back alleys of Kabukicho or around Okubo Park should quickly attest. The former is filled with blowjob parlors and "dispatch" shops, while the latter has become a notorious hotbed of streetwalkers (actually, street standers -- since they are all just lingering and waiting for clients to come along). We would like to think it's the sex workers themselves who are making all the yen but there are almost always middlemen (perhaps with the exception of the women at Okubo Park, which is why they are more vulnerable). As reported ...

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A US Marine corporal has been arrested for filming a female sex worker in Naha, Okinawa. The 22-year-old was arrested at the scene on May 4 for breaching a little-known law against filming sexual acts. The Marine is attached to Camp Kinser (Machinato Service Area) in Urasoe on the main island of Okinawa. He told police, "I didn't know it was illegal [to film]." And if we're honest, that's fair enough. While a customer likely knows it's almost always against the brothel's rules and liable to land you in trouble, it might surprise many that you can actually face arrest for filming your ...

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The stories about the victims of male hosts' exploitation seem to become more sensational week by week. Last week, we wrote about the schoolgirl who was allowed to build up a huge bill at a host club and had to prostitute herself to pay off her debt. Now comes a story in which this latest moral panic seems to dovetail with another recent trend: the tales of Japanese women going abroad to earn money as sex workers and take advantage of the weak yen. This has become so common that a crackdown has started in the United States. China, Hong Kong, and Macau remain popular destinations, however ...

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The media-driven moral panic over visible prostitution in Okubo Park has sparked a crackdown on host clubs, since at least some of the young woman engaged in selling their body in the area near Kabukicho, Tokyo, are doing it to pay their debts at host clubs. There is a similar moral panic over the youngsters who gather at Toyoko, though young people up to no good in Kabukicho is totally in keeping with the history of the area -- it just jars with the attempts by the Shinjuku government and land developers to gentrify the district. The so-called Toyoko kids at Toyoko are rumored to be ...

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Held at an undisclosed venue in Ginza on April 27 from 2:30 p.m., GBGW features a lineup of dozens of top Japanese sex workers as well as several leading Fantia adult content creators. Events include: a "breasts contest" with the lovely ladies, competing to see who has the best tits in the "oppai Olympics"; a game of "human musical chairs"; a talk with the ladies; and a sex quiz. The emcees include two pairs of manzai comedians, the porn star and wrestler Chanyota, and two top sex workers. Attendees also receive discounts from all the participating brothels and sex services that they ...

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With the yen cheap, local wages stagnant, and the media full of stories of young Japanese people on working holiday visas in Australia earning lots of money, is it any wonder that some people thinking going abroad is a quick and easy way to make a fortune? And that includes sex workers. As we have previously reported, Hong Kong has cracked down on Japanese porn stars traveling to the country to work as prostitutes, where they receive higher fees and are marketed as a AV celebrities. In the United States, border officials will stop young women if they appear to be entering the country for ...

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Q. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? My name is Pickles Bourne, and I am a nightlife ambassador in Tokyo, Japan. I work at a company called Kaku-Butsu, which operates a prostitution shop review website in Japan. At Kaku-Butsu, we created a website for visitors who want sexual services called Japanese HENTAI Girls Collection (JHGC). JHGC offers a concierge service, offering you a personalized selection of companions that fulfills your request. My job is to support tourists and visitors in Japan to experience the best out of what Japan has to offer, especially in terms ...

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The residents of a condo block near JR Nakano Station in the west of Tokyo started to become suspicious about some of the apartments in their building. Every day, different men seemed to come and go out of the apartments. Those well-meaning but perhaps a little nosy neighbors even went so far as to contact the cops, who promptly investigated. Sure enough, those gentlemen callers were up to no good -- at least, in the eyes of the law. A business called Nakano Men's Esthe Renga Spa was operating out of 33 apartments in the building, providing sex services to male clients. The police ...

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The moral panic over host clubs and prostitution in Japan continues unabated with a story yesterday in the Tokyo Shimbun about a 20-year-old woman whose whopping ¥10 million debt to a club prompted her to begin doing sex work. While still a high school student in Kanagawa, she went to a host club in Yokohama in autumn 2021. The chandeliers and attention of the hosts seduced her, and she was hooked. She ended up with a debt of ¥10 million, forcing her into prostitution at Okubo Park, Kabukicho, to pay it off. The club was demanding she pay back as much as ¥300,000 a day. Even after she ...

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While the Japanese mainstream media and social media seems obsessed right now with young women reduced to prostituting themselves in Okubo Park, Kabukicho, allegedly over host club debts, people in Yokohama are apparently upset over a "surge" in trans sex workers. Before the pandemic, the Asahi reports, just two male prostitutes were detained in 2019. But several male prostitutes presenting as women have been arrested since May this year by Kanagawa police. The suspects are from Thailand, the Philippines, and Peru. Cameras were installed the monitor the activities on the streets and police ...

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