NHK Enjo Kousai Exposé – “I Just Want To Feel Needed!”

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NHK has aired a shocking special on schoolgirl prostitution, or “enjo kousai” as the media persists in calling it, going into great detail on the topic – although many have questioned the extraordinarily sympathetic tone the programme adopts, as well as the fact it was aired on morning TV and included some perhaps unnecessarily detailed guidance as to how to decipher the online slang used in the trade…

The special on enjo kousai aired as part of NHK’s morning show “Asa Kara,” and is presented below with some translation and annotation:

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“By having sex with someone, it means I’m needed by someone”

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“Puchi-enkou – I sold things like hair and spit to people if there were buyers.”

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[“Kamimachi” – men arranging to lodge homeless girls at their place in return for sexual favours]

“I go to the man’s house, and in return for letting me stay I let him have my body.”

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“[Whilst doing him] I wanted to die, and afterwards I did some wrist cutting.”

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“I went there and we did it in his car.”

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“After he treated me to a meal the next day…”

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“… he told me to take my money and get out, he only gave me ¥1,000 though.#

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“If you’re in your thirties or forties I bet you have sex even if you’re not paid.”

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“I think it’s pretty sad to be doing a dirty woman like that.”

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[How to say ‘JK for 15,000, hotel fee not included, at Ikebukuro’ in enkou cant]

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A certain amount of scepticism regarding how NHK chose to present this issue (not least in managing to find a schoolgirl prostitute whose main objective is not money) is undoubtedly warranted, and naturally there is only one place to turn to when it comes to information regarding paying schoolgirls for sex:

“Was it really necessary to expound so fully upon the slang used on enkou boards?”

“Why are they airing this stuff in the morning!?”

“So she’s pretending she’s some kind of tragic heroine…”

“They are really spoiling these kids with this coverage – ‘won’t you understand them?’ etc.”

“Honestly, this programme is practically affirming schoolgirl prostitution.”

“And now they are going to blame everything on the parents.”

“Parents who raised such a spoiled brat really are to blame.”

“These kids have everything but they still want even more!”

“Are those people morons or something? Call it prostitution, not ‘enkou’!”

“Why is a child doing these things!?”

“They need to stop calling it ‘compensated dating’!”

“Just the kind of bitches you guys love.”

“Damn, I got hard.”

“She’s just a total prostitute, isn’t she?”

“Why are we supposed to feel sorry for these criminals?”

“Give us a break, airing this stuff in the morning!”

“This is a pretty helpful programme.”

“It’s a bit early in the morning to be continuously saying sex all the time…”

“What are they babbling about? ‘Darkness of the soul,’ give me a break!”

“You’ve got a home, so return there!”

“Crazies, no thanks.”

“A cutter…”

“Normal people cannot understand cutters.”

“‘Wrist cutting is proof I’m alive’ – not that stuff again…”

“There’s no meaning at all to wrist cutting. It’s just self-gratification.”

“Crazies basically just try to act out the role of tragic heroine.”

“I get the impression she just likes being miserable.”

“One of the presenters seems to want to say ‘stop making your environment into excuses to prostitute yourself.'”

“Why do people give children mobile phones?”

“Having kids is such a gamble.”

“Quit blaming it on the age we live in!”

“They are trying to make out that this is more about family problems than it is about prostitution itself.”

“Why are we even listening to the self-serving opinions of a prostitute?”

“The pussy is such a set-up!”

For a more frank account, see the previously featured confessions of such a girl to 2ch.

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