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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  • Some pedophiles can’t seem to realize why saying that the average, middle class, Japanese teenage girls with materialism usually fueled by:

    1. a misconception of what is deemed as “beauty”

    2. wanting to fit in or not stand out amongst a crown

    3. a desire to be accepted by peers

    And a general lack of social wisdom associated with being a minor, isn’t exactly going to support the claim that their willingly engaging in sex to full fill these typically regarded as negative social impacts must mean that children are totally within their right to decide they can have sex or not.

    Child exploitation. What a beautiful umbrella term a lot of pedophiles fail to consider to truly go deep into.

    Hey, maybe this is the answer as to why so many people are against adults fucking children!

  • Anonymous says:

    It is important to know about the “net-nanmin” phenomenon in Japan, basically all the people who can not afford to pay a rent and would live in the street if the netcafe weren’t there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_cafe_refugee

    Wikipedia is giving a number of 5400, but I seriously doubt this number and seems a lot more to me. Many young jobless in Tokyo use such way to avoid sleeping in the street.

  • Anonymous says:

    nooo! i haven’t been to japan yet, don’t ban it just yet.
    poor peeps left by the train can no longer spend their night in privacy on a cubicle and possibly with loli service on the sides

  • Anonymous says:

    I don’t care if a thousand disease ridden hobos use the booths for a gay sex orgy…they should not ban booths because of illegal activity. Nobody should have to suffer for the deeds of others.

  • rofl, I’m honestly just waiting for these guys to ban the internet and cell phones because “kids are using them for illegal purposes” Come on, it doesn’t even use logic any different from this! wheee, it’s the end of the world, and it went out with not a bang but a blip!

  • Anonymous says:

    dont be so retarded man..
    if they wanne ban the booths of net cafes it doesnt mean they wanne ban net cafes right?
    it just means less “privacy” in net cafes..
    first of all.. why u can be more private in a net cafe booth than at home? … silly ppl who always scream “our privacy is in daaaaanger” -.-

    i think its a good idea ~if~ child prostitution will be lowered by that .. and it certainly will

  • I used to think that the Japanese were some of the most intelligent people on the planet and really had their shit together… what the fuck went wrong?

    A country that does absolutely NOTHING to school girl whores but tries to put men in jail for asking directions to McDonalds now wants to ruin net cafes because they give you some privacy. Japan, do something about your insane politicians and laws.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why the fuck would you need privacy in a net cafe?
      Home is for privacy.

      If you need privacy outside of your home rent a frigging hotel room.

      I used to think that Japan is the most perverted nation on the planet and I am still thinking that.

      • “minors aren’t in a mental or financial position to give “consensual sex.”

        Nor do a majority of minors desire to engage in statutory rape with pedophiles.

        LOL!! xD
        my god, no wonder your one of those morons who think anything under 18 can’t have sex or acknowledge it xD

        • @14:08
          my job gives me constant access to a computer

          and i’m trying to get the basement dwelling pedophiles to accept their pedophilia as a sickness rather than a normal preference which is only so strongly abhorred by society as it has been for decades thanks to be demanded to by “the man”

        • Anonymous says:

          I see people talking about brain functioning properly and people being abnormal and what not.

          But if the brain is supposed to function properly in normal people, then how come those we elect to be in power who are supposed to be normal and have a properly functioning brain make us go to war over the stupidest reasons and give up our lives in the name of patriotism while all they do is sit on their asses thinking of ways to make their bank accounts bigger?

          If we’re gonna get into the argument about getting rid of evil doers, then you’ll have a tremendous task ahead of you because let me tell you, if you wanna get rid of all evil doers in this world you might as well get rid of the whole of the human race.

          But if someone has a real solution, stop wasting your time here, kick out those corrupt bastards out of power, take over and fix this messed up world already.

        • @KleinerKokiri:-

          Forget explaining common sense or trying to provide knowledge to this ignorant, mental moron.

          1) He obviously misinterprets comments and accuses them of pro-pedophile while they are FAR from it.

          2) He CANNOT read a article that has to do with anything underage and use any amount of mature reasoning, if he did, has comments would insist of understanding example the banning of the booths in netcafe makes no sense what so ever because that would not stop child prostration however he believe it does, how I don’t know but clearly he does not have all has brain cells in use .

          3) He claims that all of Sancom is full of pedophiles or pedophile supporters and has not only no proof but has says this at points which are both out of place and time.

          4) He clearly is either very ignorant or very nerve, as if he grew up around enough teenage women, he would of noticed they are far from innocent children, as they are VERY LIKELY to engage in a relationship for money or sex just like everyone else.

          5) All these traits makes me wonder if he is just a troll or some real moron who just can’t seem to get a clue.

          Either way, any logical or intelligent argument or discussion would be wasted on the likes of him.

        • Of course I contradicted you.
          There are two phases at which the brain function basically “improves”. As a toddler and when you hit puberty.
          Then you ‘mature’ through experience and by reflecting on what happened to you in your life.

          You on the other hand just said that you ‘mature’ much later. Which is not true. Your brain does not mature, but it stops functioning as it has before. This is neither an improvement nor a problem, depending on how you see it. You cannot change as easily anymore and experience you gain is not as important anymore.
          So it is common knowledge that you HAVE to experience and mature before this point.
          Again: this is not a peak.
          Your brain does not mature the whole time until this point ! It worked perfectly before it’s peak. It just needs experience to work on.

          To answer your question:
          “I’d like to know the point you’re trying to make and how they relate to the justification of grown men having sex with children, though.”

          1. I don’t consider teenager to be children.
          2. You have no right to control every aspect of society just because you think you know what’s best for everyone else.
          It’s that simple.

        • How does it come that everything you say is fully retarded ?
          You are a shame for the japanese race.

          >it has been suggested that the brain may >actually fully mature at ages as late as 40, >which could justify pushing the age of majority >back

          It is in the mid 30s. But it’s much more complicated than what you say and not just a ‘maturity’ thing. Actually it’s even the opposite.
          Your brain becomes more immune to changes and you learn much less from this point on. Also your personality doesn’t change much at that point anymore. You’re less to develop new personality traits and/or reflect on yourself in a critical manor.

          So it’s basically like you just won’t change as much anymore due to changes in your brain. It’s more like a breakpoint than a ‘peak of maturity’.

        • @KleinerKokiri
          In regards to your last statement which fuels the illusion in pedophiles that their “interests” are being scrutinized under the same circumstances homosexuality was years ago:

          Grown men can’t and aren’t allowed to fuck adolescents (“teenagers”), too, under most countries’ laws. You figure out why.

          And it’s not so much yours and other pedophiles ideas that grown men having sex / lusting to have sex with children or “teenagers” being viewed as a product of sickfuckertry is “forced” onto society.
          Society agrees that it is, as to why society still supports and places in power the men who create and passes such pedophile-unfriendly laws.

          Pedophilia is abnormal human lust which has been proven to spawn mainly from a psychological disorder.

        • @schierkeandme
          lol:

          1. “There are two phases at which the brain function basically “improves”. As a toddler and when you hit puberty.”

          psychological development and puberty do not directly relate in anyway.

          2. “Then you ‘mature’ through experience and by reflecting on what happened to you in your life.”

          since when has this been recognized as a “stage” that occurs in everyone.

          3. “You on the other hand just said that you ‘mature’ much later. Which is not true.”

          I said that the brain enters it’s last stages of development. Particularly, psychologically. And pointed out that some scientists suggested that brain development doesn’t completely stop until the age of 40.

          4.”You cannot change as easily anymore and experience you gain is not as important anymore.”

          it’s not impossible to change though. that last statement is your opinion.

          5.”So it is common knowledge that you HAVE to experience and mature before this point.”

          empty generalization

          6. “Your brain does not mature the whole time until this point ! It worked perfectly before it’s peak. It just needs experience to work on.”

          wat

          Welcome to Sankaku Complex….

        • then again, from personal experience acquired from having had been a youth myself not too long ago, a majority of minors have no desire of having sex with adult men.
          At least, as far as minors in Japan plus their attitudes towards generally unattractive, overweight (or any other type of physical/mental ailment which may drive men to openly pedo fantasize together at adolescent Japanese bodies on the internet) men goes.

        • @schierkeandme
          yeah, i’m aware that under Sankaku Complex’s standards i have a knowledge deficiency for objecting pedophilia etc

          disgrace to humanity etc

          I’d like to know the point you’re trying to make and how they relate to the justification of grown men having sex with children, though.
          It’s not as if you contradicted me or anything other than why it wouldn’t make complete sense to push back the age of majority, you’ve just broaden what i was saying about brain development…

        • i’m pretty sure there’s some isolated cases that speak the opposite.

          However, becoming 18 years of age marks the time one is allowed to secure themselves financially, and are legally free of their parents’ or guardians’ authority under a majority of countries’ laws.

          I believe it’s like this because it being scientifically backed that 18 is the age in which the brain begins its last stages of maturity. it has been suggested that the brain may actually fully mature at ages as late as 40, which could justify pushing the age of majority back

          Evolution doesn’t even justify grown men fucking children, unfortunately.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is another law by the right wing oligarchs that run japan to fuck over the homeless even more.
    The revolution is coming, you zaibatsu cunts, you’re all going to fucking die, your entrails will be sprayed all over the chanel shops in ginza.

    • “Ahh Quality Service as always” Bleh!

      It’s Japan trying to prevent itself from exploding due to awesomeness by shooting down the good things one at a time. Sure the cases might be there but C’mon As in actually closing down the Booths? If they go on with this mentality Japan will soon end up a wasteland with Children/Unacceptably (Cute/Young Looking) people fit inside bubble Domes like Guinea Pigs(If they continue)

        • I agree the police are just wanting more money and they’ll probably get it.
          Which is why I say the Japanese national police sometimes act more like a crime syndicate then a police force.
          Once the net cafe owners start paying off the police any child prostitution that occurred in net cafes will resume.

          In fact expect net cafes to become even more associated with crime as cafe owners seek alternative income to cover their now higher over head.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wrong. Even before money was around ho’s were using prostitution as a form of battering for goods. Hell, I heard something about Chimpanzee’s prostituting for bananas. So there you go. World / Nature’s oldest profession LOL!

    • 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.

      • “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.

        • Anonymous says:

          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.

        • 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.

        • “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.

        • Anonymous says:

          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.

        • 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.

        • @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??

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

  • Anonymous says:

    You know, the police enforcement on this ban is a illegal act of violation of several articles of the japanese constitution.

    They don’t have the right to force persuation on anyone
    on their will.

  • Anonymous says:

    >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.

  • See this is a good example as to why you should not allow law enforcement to makeup their own laws.

    Japan really must be very different from the west.
    In the US or any European countries there would be law suits and protests possibly violent ones.

    Seems like the Japanese national police are as corrupt as the Federal Investigations Agency in Mexico was and should face the same fate.

    • “See this is a good example as to why you should not allow law enforcement to makeup their own laws.”

      >Saying this as if the decision to makeup/create laws were left in the hands of the “people,” it’d result in a significantly different outcome.

      I take it you believe that all Japanese people are so sexually “open” they’d have nothing against socially insecure men fucking school children.

      Popular misconception among weeaboos who just happen to be pedophiles, or pedophiles in denial.

      • How would that prevent it?
        They’d just move to seedy hotels and gas station restrooms.
        Plus child prostitution will still happen at the brothels they allow.

        If some seedy brothel was employing 14 year olds those same police would probably allow it if they are paid off.

        The police accept payoffs this alone means they don’t give a damn about the public.

        • @shuu
          >they can then finally attack the roots of the problem instead of the branches it spawns, to paraphrase another user. Either way the pedophile loses.

          as i said in a following post, which the pedophiles have disliked so much it has became hidden. sorry for compelling you to try and lecture me the point of this article as if most of the “concerned posters” cared about that underlying aspect in the first place.

        • @arabesque / 大和魂

          “It would prevent it as far as child prostitutes turning tricks in net cafe booths go.”

          It appears you haven’t heard of the principle of equality before the law. Why should net cafes be banned from offering privacy while love hotals are not? Police have no business deciding which establishments may offer private booths and which not. Legislators do (and by extend courts and judges), but even then there potentially is still the constitutional issue of equal treatment. This is not about whether underage prostitution is good/bad/harmful/whatever. You’re missing the point big time.

          How does completely ignoring love hotels and cracking down on net cafes “attack the roots of the problem”? You’re not the brightest horse in the barn are you?

        • “they can then finally attack the roots of the problem instead of the branches it spawns, to paraphrase another user. Either way the pedophile loses.”

          Am no, net cafes are not the root of the problem, I don’t live in japan and even I can tell you that, pedophile loses ? am starting to think someone close to you were raped or molested or you yourself was attacked.

          “for the record, how does it feel to not ever be one of those sick fucks being turned in a love hotel, bro?”

          No different, cause I would be at my home instead of a love hotel bro.

        • @Legend of the Evil King

          they can then finally attack the roots of the problem instead of the branches it spawns, to paraphrase another user. Either way the pedophile loses.

          for the record, how does it feel to not ever be one of those sick fucks being turned in a love hotel, bro?

    • Anonymous says:

      probably won’t, for the same reasons as why any morality legislation doesn’t affect live action porn.

      just as certain groups pretty much run the porn industry in Japan, those same certain groups tend to operate or use a lot of the love hotels.

      and boy would it be a government wide scandal if it ever became public (and i mean actually public, not “everyone pretty much suspects it”) how many government officials have had some sort of connection with those certain groups over the years.

  • well so the banned net cafes that use booths problem is almost all net cafes in japan use them… well unlike my country’s net cafes have only computers and open spaces and sometimes quite small places as well… ohhh well the only fix for that problem is to remove the booths and redesign the interior

  • I have a huge problem with people (all around the world, not just where governments are concerned) that think that cutting off a branch fixes a bad apple tree. If you want to combat underage prostitution, it doesn’t matter how many estabilishments you force to close, it’ll always happen. Learn to go after the roots, treat the illness, not the symptoms.

    • Exactly, we should kill all people below the age of 16 or 18 and stop reproducing. That way, we have solved problem by going after the roots.

      No more minors/underaged/children, no more underaged prostitution, no more pedo anything. Take away the temptation and there won’t be any crime.

      • prevent the psychological anxieties which drives the temptations.

        do people here even KNOW why most men in Japan resort to enjo kosai?

        Or how most men acquire pedophilia in general?

        There’s absolutely nothing “natural” about pure pedophilia.

        Keep thinking it is and you might one day be granted the same “preference” rights like LGBTs.

        • Okay, by Pedophilia, do you mean anyone under the legal age limit? Or a pre-pubescent child?

          I don’t think calling someone a pedophile for going for an underaged girl of ages 14 – 16 would be fair, because the legal age of consent is just a man-made construct. Many men are all about ‘the younger the better’. From many papers that I’ve read, men also engage in enjo kosai to ‘reclaim’ their youth. They also believe younger girls to be healthier, cuter and more ‘innocent’.

          If you want pedophilia to be seen as an illness, ‘underaged’ will have to be pre-pubescent.

        • There’s no speculation via scientists about what drives a man to be interested in pedophilia as their is with gender preferences.

          Multiple studies, inquiries, etc; have shown that a majority of peoples who are pedophiles are suffering from a mental disorder or trauma of some sort.

          Frankly speaking, one who’d be diagnosed as a pedophile is simply fucked in the head regardless how much they say otherwise.

          Unless you can provide valid sources to your statements (as I’m more than willing to do mine) about pedophilia being as normal a preference as homosexuality, you’re lying to yourself.

        • I don’t see it as an illness at all. Being gay or being a pedophile is no different from other preferences like if one prefers girls with long or short hair, brunette or blonde, big or tiny breasts, cute or sexy, quiet or noisy, etc… What’s so different about having a preference for a certain age or gender?

          It’s nothing more than a preference. However, it’s because these tendencies are in the minority that they get ostracized and branded as weird.

      • yeah i’ve been pulled over numerous times for “suspected possession of drugs”,
        ofc, most of the time they never find anything, and they just wasted 2 gallons of gas, blocked a street, called another cruiser, grabbed some guys balls and wasted about 30-40 mins that they Could be spending to take down/INVESTIGATE a dealer or SOMETHING worthwhile, and not a measly little $150 fine, (and just to say, i don’t know many people that have $150 lying around)
        so, to sum it all up, drugs don’t ruin people’s lives, the police does.

      • Underaged does not equal child.

        A girl aged 15/17 years 11 months 30 days 11 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds is considered underaged, but a 16 year old is not.

        For me, I always saw child as anyone who hasn’t hit puberty. Because when you hit puberty, your body is telling you that you are ready for sex.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wrong… since are born with genitals that are fully functional, nature is telling us that we are supposed to be having sex from birth.

          Seriously, I have MANY cousins who have admitted that they started masturbating at as young as 2 years of age…. what was different from them than most? They had parents that didn’t wig out about it and realized that it was normal… thank you, Kinsey.

          It’s also pretty apparent that since there is no ‘force field’ or anything else between adults and children’s genitalia that they are supposed to be having sex together if BOTH people wish to.