A police report said a 7th Fleet sailor was found naked on the bed and contraceptives and lotions were seized from a woman dressed in red at his side.The sailor was released so he could make it back to the base in time for his midnight curfew, police said.“[They] are a serious problem.” According to Shihoko Fujiwara, a coordinator with the Polaris Project, a group working to halt trafficking in Japan, “the soldiers can be, just the same as other Japanese men, ‘innocent’ buyers of sex from abused women and children.” “We sometimes receive calls to our hot lines asking for assistance from women in the sex industry, and they are working in Misawa, Atsugi and Yokosuka.” Fujiwara said there are many reasons why Japan is a “hub” of sex trafficking in Asia.“Prostitution is illegal, but it is widely tolerated” because of “billions of dollars” in profit it generates every year, she said.In Japan, sex shops are permissible in certain areas as long as they give police notification. All sex service shops are illegal in Kanagawa prefecture, where Yokosuka Naval Base is.But neither military restrictions nor Japanese law has made a dent in the Honch’s “massage” business, the South Korean sex worker told Stars and Stripes.
“The younger guys get here, they want to try it out — they’re curious, like an experiment. But there still is work to be done on the “demand” side of the equation, according to Gail Mc Ginn, a Defense undersecretary who testified to that effect in a public hearing in June.
“The first concern continues to be the sex exploitation industry overseas in and near our areas of operations,” Mc Ginn said.
On the supply side, massagy girls aren’t supposed to go “all the way,” but some do.
And most of her customers are American sailors, she said.
“They come to forget their stress,” she said from behind a curtain.Asian date net is not one of mail order brides or husbands service.