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Tokyo Calls For Ban
On Sale Of Used
By Colin Joyce
The Telegraph - UK
"Japan has been troubled for more than a decade by teenage prostitution, which girls euphemistically call 'compensated dating'... [It] is recognised as a nationwide phenomenon, with girls often using the money to buy goods such as Burberry scarves and Louis Vuitton handbags."
TOKYO -- Officials in Tokyo yesterday sought to stop men buying schoolgirls' used underwear as the city tackles teenage prostitution.
By-laws will be amended to prohibit sex shops from buying underwear and other clothing from girls under 16 for resale to men.
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
I claim knowledge of this from time in Japan and not interest in the subject matter.
The product was available through vending machines in a plastic tube. 10-15 years ago schoolgirls would never deliver the merchandise, it was mature women.
There are potential legal cases everywhere if you want to see it that way, including for misleading advertising.
This is not atypical of the culture, it's actually not regarded as too much of a big deal. Is that weird? It goes along with ultraviolent manga and whiskey bars and geisha girls and pachinko parlors and mass merchandising gone rampantly wild.
And the country is far less violent (crimes against women or men) than the USA.
Why is that?
Maybe America is not the most A-moral nation?