Compensated dating video
It is the girls’ youthfulness, poverty and naivety that make them vulnerable to abuse, Nito said.
“I started so I could escape mundane daily life,” wrote another young woman, who lied about her age to get a job accompanying older men on walks, or , as it is known.
The US State Department cited as a worrying trend in its 2016 report on human-trafficking, based on research in which it collaborated with Colabo.
“Sophisticated and organised prostitution networks target vulnerable Japanese women and girls in public areas such as subways, popular youth hang-outs, schools, and online; some of these women and girls become trafficking victims,” it said.
Japan demands UN envoy to retract statement on schoolgirl sex The United Nations, in a separate report, highlighted the problem, the full scope of which it said was hard to grasp because of legal ambiguities.
Although firm data is hard to come by, the phenomenon also worries Japanese police.
The testimonial was part of an exhibit, including photos and artwork, in the Japanese capital that sheds light on an underground industry known as Japanese men’s fascination with high school girls fuels demand for such services, and exhibit organiser Yumeno Nito said many people have the wrong idea about the girls themselves.
The job soon escalated into touching and kissing, wrote the woman, who later went to work at a brothel for higher pay.
“If there are people who are thinking of entering the business, I would want them to stop immediately,” she added.
The mere use of the word “compensated” implies the girls seek fun and money, rather than being victims of sexual trafficking, said Nito, who heads a non-profit organisation, Colabo, that provides support to such young women.
“There is a notion the girls are guilty because they willingly sold their bodies,” she said, adding that the phrase “compensated dating” was unique to Japan.Graphic images in manga and anime are largely exempt.