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In his latest work, Tokyo’s governor Shintaro Ishihara is complaining that as a consequence of the “Darkness of the Internet,” as well as too much emphasis on freedom and rights and not enough on duty and obligation Japan, has degraded into a nation where elementary school prostitutes amass hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings.

In the book “The Parents Don’t Know – The Children Sucked in by the Darkness of the Internet” (“親は知らない―ネットの闇に吸い込まれる子どもたち”), a compilation of anti-Internet pieces published by major newspaper house Yomiuri, he makes some very unusual claims.

Using their phones, he says, Japanese children amass tens of millions of yen in savings from prostituting themselves, hiding the cash in station coin lockers kept “bursting at the seams” – a state of affairs seen in no other nation.

With their phones, these children enjoy a huge increase in communication ability, but that is only virtual, he warns.

They only use this ability to distribute nude pictures of themselves and gather customers, squandering the proceeds on shopping; children whoring themselves for such shallow gratification, he claims, is something seen only in Japan’s degraded society.

Naturally, Ishihara’s mysterious insight into the details of schoolgirl prostitution has aroused much curiosity:

“Where can I buy one safely?”

“So show us one of these schoolgirls then?”

“Like you can buy an elementary schooler in Tokyo that easily…”

“How much a go?”

“Seriously? I’d like to visit the country this guy keeps talking about.”

“I’ve never heard of any of this. Where doe he get all this stuff…”

“Ishihara’s senile. He probably believes everything he hears.”

“You old fool, you’ll only discredit yourself putting out these kind of ridiculous examples.”

“There are limits to how far you will be believed, Ishihara.”

“This guy must believe everything he reads and have no media literacy at all.”

“He read too many erotic novels.”

“Where is he getting this stuff… he seriously cannot distinguish reality from fiction.”

“This sounds like something from the pages of Comic LO.”

“Any girl who made that much would spend it all on clothes. There’s no way their parents wouldn’t realise.”

“This guy is just an attention whore.”

“Scandalous. Someone tell me where I can confirm this is going on so I can report it.”

“This is what you’d call a ‘fictional minor,’ right?”

“Agnes is going to love this!”

[A user points to the Amazon listing for the book, which has an average rating of 1 star – in it one reviewer summarises the book as “a litany of tedious prejudices against the Internet, published by desperate Yomiuri old-media hacks – 1 star is too good for it, it is utterly shameful that a newspaper is trying to profit by publishing this drivel”]

“Can’t they ban rubbish like this, with prejudice masquerading as factual reporting? I fear it is harmful to the healthy development of young people. When old people read this stuff they get riled up and start attacking the young.”

“Somebody ban Yomiuri as harmful literature too please.”

“Anyone believing this is crazy… count how many times you’d have to do it to amass that much.”

“They wouldn’t have time to go to school.”

“I don’t know, I expect loli whores selling themselves to politicians and doctors and the like could make $1000s a go.”

“There is no way a child that age would be able to hang onto that amount of money.”

“Tokyo’s vice governor Naoki Inose [an Ishihara henchman, also a writer and known for making controversial remarks about manga] is tweeting that everything in the book is true!”

“What, 100% accurate!?”

“Seriously, these people are frightening.”

“Even if they did exist it would be like 2-3 in all of Japan.”

“At least make it easier to believe. Like they spent it all on hosts or something. Nobody is going to believe that coin locker rubbish.”

“I’m seriously interested in how they found all this weird stuff out.”

“Ishihara admitted in his book ‘Kokka Naru Gensou’ that he bought a little Vietnamese girl in the sixties. It said she was a ‘great delicacy’ and that he gave her a pair of his used underwear. Creepy stuff.”

“How many girls can there be who fit his story…”

“How about this:

1. Yomiuri make some stuff up about child prostitution because they hate the Internet

2. Ishihara puts his name to it to promote it

3. The foreign press lap it up and publish it as facts about Japan (source: the governor of Tokyo)”

“This is all a situation from one of his novels, isn’t it?”

“Ban coin lockers immediately!”


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    Avatar of DFC
    Comment by DFC
    01:23 17/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ishihara is jelly that they got rich faster than from his sale of rape novels.

    Comment by flood
    01:31 17/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "The Parents Don’t Know – The Children Sucked in by the Darkness of the Internet" omfg his moral faggotry is getting worse 8 fold by the millisecond.

    Btw its hard up rating comments with an iPad :X even with my little pinky, I need to zoom in just so i wont hit the username or report abuse mark instead.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    01:53 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This old man Ishihara is starting to bore me. One more thing: Haruyama and his pantsu shot works are really awesome (the picture above is one of his).

    Comment by Anonymous

    Where would be the problem of hitting the report abuse mark? Amazon isn't meant to sell propaganda at all.

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    Comment by Megidola
    02:13 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This book will be a new bestseller... in the fiction section.

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    Comment by obro
    01:48 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    One is certain.I know where I will be going this summer.

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    Comment by owi2000
    01:34 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe he speaks from experience? He'd probably pay 100,000 for one.

    01:52 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ishihara's they're number one customer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:39 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes and he is so old he didn't notice his school girl was 56 school cosplayer bitch.

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    Comment by Elle Lowel
    02:03 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I was actually pondering that possibility. Because there's a strong 73.85% chance that it is an actuality.

    Comment by Anonymous

    “He read too many erotic novels.”

    He WRITES too many erotic novels! >_<

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    Comment by Serujii
    02:32 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    ishihara just whines because he only earns 5 yen a year...

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    Comment by Megidola
    01:55 17/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Ishihara continues his career in trollitics, no surprises here.

    02:01 17/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Ishihara continues his life as a retard, no surprises here.

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    Comment by usernametaken
    06:30 17/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Shithara just jealous because his work-pay is less than the prostitutes.That's why he trollin.

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    Comment by toyNN
    06:43 17/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'm curious as to why and how he is such the expert on these things..? Just waiting for the photos to air him out!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because he's missing out on all the school girl action, he's making sure noone else gets it.

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    Comment by Lurkerman
    05:46 18/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... Honestly, I would point to an American hatred hype, but I honestly can't decide between the Mazes and Monsters hype, the comic books hype, the Video game hype... you get the idea. Honestly, I wish publishers would READ the books they were publishing, and any book that treated the writers delusions as rallying points be thrown out the window and be refused publishing. America gives people the right to write what ever the hell they want, but that doesn't mean the publisher has to oblidge.

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    Comment by Tremere
    20:36 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish I were a little girl in his world. My vagoo can solve Japan's economy woes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's not missing out. He knows from experience. ;D

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:29 17/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    What you expect He is a Rape Novelist not fit for Governor. Whoever Vote for appointing this guy to that position is a TRULY CERTIFIED RETARD!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, how did this guy get to be governor???
    100000 in coin lockers my a$$! That's ridiculous

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is there anything the youth of Japan can do to stop people like this douche? Or do they have to wait for him to drop dead before cleaning up his shitstorm?

    Why is Japan governed by idiots like this? Just assassinate him and be done with it. The majority wouldn't cry over it, they'd be happy about it. One less hypocritical closet-rapist making important decisions that affect the future of a country unfortunate enough to have these ignoramuses running amok. I mean, even the guys on 2ch have a better idea of what needs to be done than this guy, and that's saying something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:59 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time to go breaking into coin lockers.
    Either we can disprove Ishihara, or we get rich. Win-Win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    For a retard he did makes A LOT OF MONEY!

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    Comment by AzureHakua
    11:38 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    His ideals are too old fashioned. If I'm reading this right, it seems like he's attacking the internet now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god anime manga the internet nothing's safe

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    Comment by Observer
    01:53 17/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    BAN MOBILE PHONES !!!!!! They can be used for underage prostitution !!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ban Ishiharas from their country! They can be used to spill out bullshit!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes ban them, that way they won't disturb me in the subway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This is horrible. Teenage girls will read this and think they can make that much money and then look into prostitution. Young girls are often stupid and desperate to get away from home. This could give them an idea that they can make a ton of money this way they might not have considered, or thought it could ever be that much. This is way more harmful then manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    they have been doing this since way back so don't worry this article presents no new ideas to them.
    in the past they were stopped from doing this by family values, but since that is so old fashion they have started running rampant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:41 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    correct, in the mid90s they whored themselves for expensive clothing and burnt their skin to a crisp. They were called the kogyaru.

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    Comment by Girla PurpleHeart
    12:02 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Prime Minister of Japan should outlaw prostitution since children are into prostitution. They do realized that you have to be at least 18 to have sex (or something), but their age of consent is completely different from other countries, such as North America. I think the crime rate of Japan is increasing because of this old fart.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, when they're asked where they got the idea, they can say "Governor Ishihara said so!"

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    04:15 17/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    "Reactionary Politics" at work here.

    This, people, is why a Republic fails. Not the entire reason, but a good part. When "Apathy" sets in after the period of stability/pride, the public isn't as involved as it should be. Most ignore politics/participation in how things are run completely.

    What remains is the people who use the system for themselves, "Voting themselves money". Now, in the media they try to say it's those abusing the "Social Safety Net" but in reality its elites, businesses working out government contracts for them, the most money, the least actual work. These people prop up leaders who support them by giving them handouts, tax breaks, easy government jobs, etc.

    These leaders are actually hindered at doing anything to repair their society as it decays. Prosperous people need good wages and good social services, protections, education, etc. That goes against big companies and ultra elites who want to be richer and richer and richer.

    The task of these politicians is to get enough votes in a decaying voter pool to keep getting in office, but do no real work for society other than feeding the parasite elites who pay for their elections and if they are really good feeding them give them cushy jobs/massive retirement funds.

    So, what to do?

    Moralist alarmist pandering.

    What better way to get votes in such a decayed pool than to have that tiny part of "Conservative" people vote for you? You don't bore them with "Over the decades we've seen a shift in..." you go "Manga Nerds rape CHILDREN!!! Ban Loli Manga!" "Grade School Prostitues! When will it end?" etc....

    The message changes from other societies and other decades. Abortion. Communists. JEWS... But it's always the same. The degeneration of a democracy/republic into true Fascism or worse, enabled by social decay and apathy and accelerated by power grabbers and greedy thieves...

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:27 17/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Life is so unfair. If I were a hot girl, I could live without working, just fucking every day, and have money for everything I fucking want. Not going to fucking work everyday and sitting behind my PC in office like a fucking plant all day.

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    Comment by owi2000
    01:38 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Y'know that's actually a good point Riiku. But if all these girls were getting rich in elementary school, why are they so particular about their guys' income? I mean, if they've been making all that money for so long, they'd be so wealthy by the time they were adults that money would be the last thing they'd care about.

    The irony is, such logic would never fly in Japan.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    02:04 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're preaching to the choir, Riiku

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    bitches life is not all glamour as portrayed by the media you have to buy
    your drugs and pay your pimp, those alone are high expenses not to mention your career only last while you are in middle school part high school. a
    also later on you have to pay for medicine because of aids acquired during unprotected sex.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There is some truth to his claims on teenage prostitution. But his accusation that the internet is at fault is pure bullshit.

    Girls who love to whore themselves can't really use the internet for advertising themselves because of anti child pron police and those internet loli.

    Comment by chihiro
    04:44 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why is this guy still in office? He old.

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    Comment by VonTheCrazy
    03:02 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So according to him the avarage schoolgirls make more money than their parents(especially if unemployed)? Then the unemployment crisis and birthrate problems have a solution in commom: breed more schoolgirls! lol That guy is nuts if any of this was true then there wouldn't be so many problems in japan's economy(because those girls would certainly consume a lot of things), though there would be a far more serious one in terms of nation's morals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I know worse boy.He is 78 years old and take money more than 10,000,000$ from taxes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    [citation needed]

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say too much Original Research was put in this.

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    Comment by Holy One
    04:12 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I have the impression that Japanese girls these days aren't exactly the way they were back then. Times changed.

    However, there must be a proof to back the claims regarding elementary school girls "amass tens of millions of yen in savings from prostituting themselves". I mean, that shit ain't funny. Where's the statistics? And how was the survey done? What's the proof? How did he get that number?

    And prostitution's been around way before the computer was even invented, so what's it got to do with the Internet completely baffles me.

    I blame the upbringing factor.

    I wonder if it was only based on HIS experience with one... *shrugs*

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the statistics are based on his speed dial list.

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    01:35 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    However, the internet thought me the real and actual look of a pussy which none of the local health book have ever presented to me in my child/teenhood.. The internet is both dark and bright at the same time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 18/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, that is kind of strange, actually. I guess they figure with the internet, there is no need to have a photo in textbooks or whatever, but.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i also learned about watersports and creampie that way. not to mention dpp.

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    Comment by Lunatique
    01:41 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    EVERYTHING has a dark and a bright side.
    ... except Ishihara?

    02:26 17/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ishihara's the crud side.







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