Police Ban Net Cafes as Child Brothels

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Japan’s police have decided to ban the nation’s net cafes from using booths, based on their assertion that some patrons have been engaged in underage prostitution.

Japan’s National Police Agency has instructed all forces to treat Internet cafes operating booths or stalls without obtaining permission to operate under brothel control laws as being illegal.

Police claim the cafes are now a “hotbed” of underage prostitution, justifying a blanket ban on customer privacy.

The brothel control law in question requires establishments serving food and drink to patrons in private rooms under 5 square metres in size from which they cannot be seen from the outside to seek permission from police or face prosecution.

The law would originally have been intended to cover various types of club offering intimate services to customers in private booths under the pretense of being bars – although such establishments are still common to this day.

Permission can be granted, but this prevents establishments opening after midnight, a rather crucial requirement for cafes which often serve as overnight hotels for people trapped in the city after the last train, or those in need of cheap lodgings with good entertainment facilities.

The industry is concerned about the effects on its business – “If we can’t operate establishments with booths, the impact will be inestimable.”

An executive with a major chain explains that the police seem set on obliterating their business: “90% of our seating is in private booths. Booths, late night operation, and the sale of food and drinks – if we lose even one of these we will not be able to serves our customers’ needs.”

Police cite an unspecified number of incidents as grounds for ruining them: “There have been incidents of underage prostitution and indecency connected to the abuse of private booths.” Osaka police have already begun arresting net cafe operators.

Some chains have begun complying by lowering booth walls and making doors transparent, but given the strong expectations of privacy held by customers (many of whom use the booths for onanistic purposes) they are concerned about the effect on sales.

As Japanese police routinely allow supposedly illegal brothels to operate if they register with police and make regular payments (and pay no attention at all to love hotels), there is once again some doubt as to just what is really motivating this latest pointless crackdown on a generally harmless sector.


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    Avatar of Surrender Monkey
    Comment by Surrender Monkey
    04:26 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Perhaps Ishihara and his buddies need to go to a net cafe.
    Maybe they wouldn't be to frigging cranky.

    Avatar of Shippoyasha
    Comment by Shippoyasha
    09:05 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    There's no freaking way rich and powerful men don't use prostitution services one way or the other. That almost never seems to happen but with the most stalwart politicians with unwavering morals.

    I'm just curious why these cafes allow for under age girls at all. I hear some net cafes for younger crowd already has them in public, semi-private rooms anyway. So a few netcafes are unscrupulous. Meh.

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    Comment by Gitami
    09:46 23/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Police should be fining the parents for letting their under-14 kids remain outside after midnight.
    I know some kids are absolutely horrible but they need to be dealt with rather than shifting the burden onto others. Ie. the people who missed their train.

    Hell the net cafe provide a little shelter for the girls. If the net cafes start banning underage girls past midnight they'll be on the street in the dark, freezing or taken home. If they freeze it might encourage them to go home or it might encourage them to find anyone who'd take them somewhere warm.

    Net cafe should change to manga library + food + overnight stays + free wifi access shops. If they don't offer computers then they aren't net cafes. Customers can bring their own laptops.

    Avatar of Shippoyasha
    Comment by Shippoyasha
    09:52 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Many Japanese businesses bordering on prostitution in massage parlors to hostess bars seems to operate in the same unscrupulous way, but it's perfectly 'okay' because they pay police/yakuza royalties plus they employ more adult aged women. Yeah, parents are a part of the problem, but so is the rotten culture when dealing with young women. It gets worse if they allure the girls with promise of a profit. That kind of wink-wink dealings happen a lot.

    It's pretty damn obvious what is really going on. Not sure one can expect much of the rotten government and rotten police to fix a rotten issue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 24/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    how can the police make demands anyhow... should't this be a decision for someone higher up in the government?

    Avatar of Holy One
    Comment by Holy One
    04:44 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Net cafes without booth sounds fine to me. Banning net cafes altogether would be retarded.

    When they say owners need to get permission if they still wanna operate with booths, it's so double standard and I feel confused at the same time.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    06:49 24/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Basically, if you ask it's fine, if you don't then you're a fcking criminal

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 25/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks like they are trying to solicit payments from the net cafes.

    Step one make up unspecified crimes committed in unmentioned areas.

    Step two say anyone not willing to ask permission is going to be raided and shut down.

    Step three wait for owner to come ask for permission to keep there business afloat, reply we could look the other way for a fee.

    Avatar of Sylar
    Comment by Sylar
    18:57 17/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like Mafia selling protection isn't it?

    Avatar of Rakshasa
    Comment by Rakshasa

    You haven't ever spent a non-trivial length of time living out of those net cafes... The privacy of the Booth is crucial to getting decent sleep.

    Hey, how about you spend a few weeks sleeping on the street so we can get a more educated opinion from you?

    Avatar of Holy One
    Comment by Holy One
    13:32 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    If I'm spending a night outside, I'd go to a hotel. Your logic is retarded.

    *rolleyes*

    Hey, how bout growing a brain before you start commenting at all?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why would you do that? The cafes are way cheaper and food and gir-

    Oh wait, I guess not anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    But those booths also serve as cheap stay for the poor guys who are awesome enough to have decided to make a living! That's like banning homeless shelters!

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:36 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That is possibly the real reason.
    They always seemed bent on sweeping the homeless problem under the rug.
    Plus the net cafes allow one to anonymously post things on the net.
    Cracking down on piracy also is another reason.
    But one can run a torrent app minimized.

    Child prostitution is just the smoke cover they chose to use.

    Avatar of 大和魂 【門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む】
    06:00 23/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    "Child prostitution is just the smoke cover they chose to use."

    And how in the fuck is tackling a nationally acknowledged societal problem a "smoke cover?"

    That's makes as much sense as me saying that resolving homelessness is a smoke cover for sweeping child prostitution "under the rug."

    But the pedophiles will approve regardless how blatantly you've contradicted yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If they stop the prostitution from happening in net xafes they will just go somewhere else that is less safe. This doesn't change anything except potentially increasing rape and murder.

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    06:14 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You again ? how old are you ? cause you are far from a sense able adult.

    "And how in the fuck is tackling a nationally acknowledged societal problem a "smoke cover?" "

    While for 1) am pretty sure net cafes are the least of the problem with Child prostitution, cause they can simple browse from home or a wireless network. 2) Most Child prostitution are heard about when the girl meets the guy over the phone NOT at the net cafe.

    "That's makes as much sense as me saying that resolving homelessness is a smoke cover for sweeping child prostitution "under the rug." "

    The homeless problem is bad in itself and SHOULD NOT be sweep "under the rug" period, the child prostitution is bad but there no way of stopping it, prostitution alone is impossible to stop, much less underage girls who just want money and have access to technology.

    "But the pedophiles will approve regardless how blatantly you've contradicted yourself."

    Now this is just another one of your moronic comments because you definitely didn't seem to have read has post properly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    and don't think child prostitution is only a japansese problem, even america has under age girls selling themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 24/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or better, simply realize that pedosexuality is normal and legalize this stuff... simply put, they have tried to stop prostitution for a long time now and have been telling children/adults that they have other choices other than prostitution.... if they are still doing it?

    Only a few explanation:

    1. They like doing it.
    2. They like doing it.
    3 to infinity. THEY LIKE DOING IT!

    I have no sympathy for even child prostitutes anymore unless they are basically being chained up and physically forced into this stuff.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:35 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they wish to do something about child prostitution this is not how to do it.
    All this will do is drive it elsewhere and punish people who may be innocent of any wrong doing.
    Instead they need do the following.
    First educate kids about the dangers of getting into prostitution.
    Second if they wish to catch real child predators they need to get off their lazy asses,go out in the field and perform some sting operations.

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    09:51 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "He worded it in a way in which it appeared to me he was saying that going after child prostitution in general was a "smoke cloud" for not focusing on those equally troubling societal problems."

    He was saying that the ban was not about CP, which it CLEARLY was not.

    "Your failure at comprehension+ ironic insults are amusing."

    Look whos talking, I think you should fix your comprehensive skills and grow a brain before you can literature me.

    ""how old are you"
    if i said something under 16, wuld u b turned on??"

    No, I would ask you to gtfo, cause you are obvious to immature and retarded to use the your internet connection.

    Avatar of 大和魂 【門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む】
    08:48 23/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    @master-evil
    He worded it in a way in which it appeared to me he was saying that going after child prostitution in general was a "smoke cloud" for not focusing on those equally troubling societal problems.
    Your failure at comprehension+ ironic insults are amusing.

    "how old are you"
    if i said something under 16, wuld u b turned on??

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    >Police cite an unspecified number of incidents as grounds for ruining them: “There have been incidents of underage prostitution and indecency connected to the abuse of private booths.”

    there also was an unspecified number of incidents
    where people did stuff like that in their own homes, so the police better arresting anyone living in any kind of house.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Which is why there are rumors of Japan dropping out of a 1st nation qualification sometimes soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh fail. Meant to comment on the post below (i.e. gundam4ever2's)

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    Comment by motaku96
    03:47 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Damn, I wanna go to a net cafe now! But it's too late since the crackdowns.

    Avatar of gundam4ever2
    Comment by gundam4ever2
    03:24 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What is up with 1st world nation becoming police and nanny states as of late.

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    Comment by Tokeijikaku
    03:32 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *cough*Sweden

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    03:35 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *cough* Australia *cough*

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    Comment by TNinja
    03:58 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *cough* Overprotective higher-ups *cough*

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

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    I have planted over 1000 flowers.
    Unaware of loss,
    Nor aware of gain.
    Waiting for one's arrival...
    I have nothing but regrets, this is the only path.
    My whole life was
    UNLIMITED PATHETIC WORKS

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    Comment by Yourtime
    04:37 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *cough* god your avatar is just awesome *cough*

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:44 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Everyone stay out of this thread, it looks like everyone's getting sick.

    *Cough*

    Fuck...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh no!!!! The plague has come!!! Everyone run for the hills!!! (or something) *cough* Oh no it is too late for me!!! Run for your lives!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

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    Comment by kazaza2
    04:18 23/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Just be quiet and keep paying your taxes. We know how to contro...I mean what's best for you.

    Avatar of 大和魂 【門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む】
    04:56 23/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Versus the unregarded complaints of overseas pedophiles, they do.

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    06:17 23/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Oh shut up, you are definitely one who DOES NOT know whats best for people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    if someone has a vaccine against pedophiles and idiots, please use it now

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    14:27 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "men have been criticized and even ripped of their power statuses due to the most trivialized of sex scandals. to actually try and use that is pretty fucking pathetic, imo."

    That was during there running as a politicians dumbass ~____~

    "at least you're further exposing me to the inner workings of your average pedophile."

    and your showing me the inner workings of a complete dumbfuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    People has elected people who create, push, and enforce laws, that's fine and dandy but why did it take them so long to try and enforce the law, prostitution is not something new in Japan and I highly doubt those who are trying to "enforce the law" now are newly elected officials. Why they waited to enforce a law after things got out of their hands, beats me.

    we give those people our votes right away, wished they did the same when it comes to laws to really protect the citizens.

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    09:34 23/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "It's common sense that men having sex with children are wrong."
    no duh, sheerlock, did you come up with that just now or are you now learning it.

    "That's why the public has elected people who create, push, and enforce laws that make it illegal to do so."

    O rly ? you think this is the WHOLE point of a election ? am start to wonder if you were molested as a child.

    "You do know that it's man who creates laws, not laws who create man , right?"

    No, I believe fairies made laws and man is just along for the ride.

    "Such a saying applies strongly in democratic societies - which Japan just happens to be regardless of kazaza2's anarchist agenda."

    Dude was making a joke or did you not catch it, oh right cause your a moron.

    Avatar of 大和魂 【門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む】

    @master-evil
    >your
    >moron

    if you insist...

    Avatar of 大和魂 【門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む】

    @master-evil
    >>O rly ? you think this is the WHOLE point of a election ?

    men have been criticized and even ripped of their power statuses due to the most trivialized of sex scandals. to actually try and use that is pretty fucking pathetic, imo.

    at least you're further exposing me to the inner workings of your average pedophile.

    Avatar of 大和魂 【門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む】
    09:06 23/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    @master-evil
    It's common sense that men having sex with children are wrong.
    That's why the public has elected people who create, push, and enforce laws that make it illegal to do so.

    You do know that it's man who creates laws, not laws who create man , right?

    Such a saying applies strongly in democratic societies - which Japan just happens to be regardless of kazaza2's anarchist agenda.

    Avatar of 大和魂 【門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む】
    09:11 23/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    @ 08:59

    it's called the FBI, therapy, and genocide.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    03:50 23/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Yes it's like watching a sinking ship.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Except it's not a ship and it's not sinking, but being one of the best.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They're going back to 1900-1945 ... old good times ...







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