The National Police Agency announced in 2001 that it would regard telephone clubs as part of the sex industry, and prohibit anyone under 18 years from using telephone clubs, under the revised Law of the Justification of the Entertainment Industry (fu-zoku eigyo- tekiseikaho-) (AS January 26 2001).~ In 1995, police picked up nearly 5,500 girls under the age of 18 for prostitution and related activities, a 40 percent increase from 1993.Many Japanese men have a thing about schoolgirls in uniforms.
Telephone clubs allow women and men to communicate anonymously to arrange meetings. ~ According to the 1996 survey by the Tokyo Government, one out of every four students said they knew someone who joined a “dating service” (enjo ko-sai) telephone club, and four percent of girls among 110 high schools in Tokyo said they participated in this behavior (Oji 190).
According to another 1996 survey, 10.2 percent of male students and 17.0 percent of female students in middle school, and 6.6 percent of male students and 27.3 percent of female students in high school had already used telephone clubs.
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According to one sociologist, "these men do nothing but work their entire lives.
When they have a little money they want to treat themselves.
It will stop child prostitution through the notorious sex tours of South East Asian countries, Japan’s online child pornography industry, and the problematic “dating service” telephone clubs of teenagers. ~ In 2003, 4,412 youths, including 19 elementary school students, 1,315 middle school students, and 1,882 high school students were taken into custody on prostitution charges.
In 2000, 613 suspects were arrested in 985 cases of child prostitution, 164 suspects were arrested in 170 cases of child pornography (U. The arrested youths said they prostituted themselves voluntarily (71.4 percent), because they wanted spending money (29.0 percent), because there was a particular man they liked (21.1 percent), because they were curious (12.9 percent), and because they wanted sex (5.5 percent).
Some vendors are reportedly even collecting samples of menstrual fluid for their customers.
There are also stories of women buying the men’s soiled underwear.
Anyone who trafficked in foreign children for the purpose of prostitution would face prison sentences of two years or more.