13-Year-Old Sells Self for $30

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A man (38) who engaged in indecent acts with a 13-year-old middle-schooler in a department store toilet, for the bargain price of ¥3,000, has been arrested.

He is said to have promised the girl the ¥3,000, though we do not hear just what level of service he received; whatever it was, it was enough to get him arrested on child prostitution charges, Mainichi reports.

This comes soon after a similar case in which a banker was caught out procuring another 13-year-old for a paltry ¥5,000, again in Hokkaido. At least they appear to have got the age of their partners right.

This latest case raises some interesting questions; in between lamenting the high prices of their local regions, 2channers are quick to point out that “even in Hokkaido” ¥3,000 is unrealistically inexpensive price, with girls engaged in enjo kousai presumably knowing the value of their wares, and that the man is said to have promised to pay the cash, but whether he actually paid up is not clear.

Clearly, there are a variety of possibilities aside from the obvious one, with it being possible the girl is hanging him out to dry for not paying her, or even that he has been caught out in some kind of blackmail (similar extortion rackets targeting men are well known in Japan).

Still, ¥3,000 threatens to knock the bottom out of the market… Maybe Hokkaido is looking to become the new Vietnam?


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    Comment by Ashton
    17:39 24/09/2008 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japan... where rori are cheap!

    Comment by Tesujin
    13:15 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn gotta give it to Japan ! they prolly say that they arrest these guys, chuck em in the over-night cell nd release them the next day.... cus they obviosly don't find the lolitution that bad if they don't do any thing to the wee loli's and blindly say their soo innocent they don't know what their doing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG, 3000yen?
    How come the time I at japan the market is not that low?
    WTF!

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    Comment by Tyciol
    10:56 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe she is offering it cheap because she's trying to improve her skills. It's like how you can get a haircut for $6 at a barber's school.

    Comment by neonshadows
    16:09 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He was helping that little girl learn!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:24 12/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is totally off-topic but from which game is the girl in the picture?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what do you mean by Vietnam man? That is not funny

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 22/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHOAH WHOAH WHOAH! $30? SHE COULD GET LIKE... idk how much prostitution goes for these days. She could get a lot more. And they do it in a Department store bathroom. Kids arent very good with sex related issues.

    Comment by JL
    13:26 25/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't the age of consent 14 in Japan? I find it hard to understand why some people would risk being arrested over one year's age difference.

    3,000 yen? Hot Damn!

    Comment by Korokun
    07:14 26/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan

    The "national" age of consent in Japan is 13, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender, as specified by the Japanese Penal Code Articles 176 and 177.[6] However, "prefectures" can have local ordinances that prohibit sexual activities with minors under 18.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 16/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it sorta went up 1 age to 15yr old some time ago...i think....also what "Kay" say is correct too...

    Comment by kay
    14:48 25/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I may be wrong but I believe the national consent age in Japan is indeed somewhere around 14. However most regions/cities (if not all) enforce their own consent laws which is somewhere around 18.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 16/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    16....

    Comment by Raven
    04:35 25/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats stupid! I would take her to a department store bathroom, I would take her to a more private place.

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    Comment by AmericanGrunt
    21:26 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Why would you take her anywhere but to her parents?
    Sick.

    Comment by kazemizuhi
    11:51 24/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Srsly, they gotta start teaching kids economics at an earlier age.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree

    They don't know what they're worth (at least a thousand, even for the ugly chubby ones)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plus if they get paid more, they can become more specialized and professional (full dating experience, tanning beds + cosplay outfits etc)

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    15:38 19/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unfortunately, I can name several western countries (I live in one of them) which not only have child prostitution cases similar to that, but also it happens on a daily basis, and it costs even less.

    Not that I agree with those... it's on the news almost every month.

    And unfortunately, pretty much as everything else, instead of the government taking direct action by improving police and enforcing laws, they only legislate stupid shit to make people believe they are "doing something about it".

    Comment by hehe
    17:03 14/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    such as them trying to ban loli in usa

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 20/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is this the reason why almost everyone is going to learn Japanese and move to a region of Japan to fetch some low-priced prostitute lolicon?

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    15:20 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF its so much more cheeper than here in canada D:



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