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10:39 am - 01/29/2013

Police raid high-school girl 'reflexology' parlors in Tokyo

Looks like the previously mentioned Soneya Cuddle Cafes will be short lived :X

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on Jan. 27 raided 17 "reflexology" parlors -- in which high school girls give a massage or other types of services to customers -- in Tokyo over suspected violations of the Labor Standards Act.

The parlors called "JK (Joshi Kokosei, or high school girl) Rifure (reflexology)," which feature high school girls giving a foot massage and other types of services to customers, have become increasingly popular in Tokyo, especially in Akihabara. But the types of services provided by such shops have been regarded as morally dubious because they employ high school girls. It is the first time in Japan that police have launched investigations into "JK Rifure" parlors. After questioning managers of the shops, Tokyo police plan to build a case against those involved over suspected violations of the Labor Standards Act.

Police raided eight "JK Rifure" parlors in Akihabara, four in Ikebukuro, three in Shinjuku, and one each in Shibuya and Kichijoji. Police took into custody about 100 people from the parlors, about 70 percent of whom were under 18.

In a typical "JK Rifure" parlor, a high school girl holds a conversation with a customer in a private room, gives him a foot massage and the like, or lies by the side of the customer, wearing pajamas. The basic charge is about 3,000 yen per 30 minutes. According to the MPD, adult women dressed like high school girls previously offered such services at "JK Rifure" parlors in Akihabara. But last year police confirmed that real high school girls were working at "JK Rifure" parlors. The number of such shops has sharply increased over the span of a year, and there are currently 70 to 80 such shops in Tokyo.

Although "JK Rifure" parlors are not subject to the sex industry law because they do not ostensibly offer sexual services, the MPD decided to raid the parlors because they believed that the businesses in question involve "hazardous work" for those people under 18 years of age banned by the Labor Standards Act.

A senior police officer said, "In addition to the fact that the service that features touching high school girls itself is suspected to be in violation of the law, if the situation escalates, high school girls could become involved in crime."

SOURCE: Mainichi News
charmy1 29th-Jan-2013 03:03 am (UTC)
japan.... why...?
age_of_green 29th-Jan-2013 03:14 am (UTC)
I love your media, Japan, but the fact that stuff like this exists..WTF.

Edited at 2013-01-29 03:15 am (UTC)
wapiko 29th-Jan-2013 03:44 am (UTC)
what the hell were they thinking? "it seemed like a good idea at the time"? WHAT ABOUT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA
johnnypenn 29th-Jan-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
Why can't they do something like a maid cafe where they have young, but adult women, dressing up as school girls???
I would think that'd get around the laws some what. I mean, the guys only want the fantasy. right?
retahdedtim 29th-Jan-2013 04:40 am (UTC)
lol a post about the exploitation and possible prostitution of minors would be right on top of a post about adult women who dress oiran-style for their coming of age ceremony where so many people have already made the "but they're dressing the way whores used to dress!!!" comments

wondering how some of your comments are going to look in this post after telling a group of adult women that they look too slutty for baring their shoulders in the last post

tho i'm guessing "not good" will be the correct answer
eevaleena 29th-Jan-2013 05:00 am (UTC)
Ahhhh... I remember that post from the last time. And I'm glad they raid this place. OMG.. how the hell did minors got involve in this??
fukkthedumbshyt I can't bring myself to care anymore...29th-Jan-2013 05:07 am (UTC)
it seems these sorts of things won't go away.

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Edited at 2013-01-29 05:09 am (UTC)
cuizy Re: I can't bring myself to care anymore...29th-Jan-2013 07:09 am (UTC)
I agree.... I mean why would young girls (or even older women) agree to these things..... Oh well, different things float different ppl's boats. Who am I to judge
bumie Re: I can't bring myself to care anymore...29th-Jan-2013 09:55 am (UTC)
same :(
yllana_ardais 29th-Jan-2013 07:17 am (UTC)
I don't even get why girls would do that. Ok the pay doesn't seem to be bad, but come on. In Akihabara on top of that. It's just creepy and I'm glad the police raided these seedy shops.
citrine047 29th-Jan-2013 08:03 am (UTC)
i've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.gif
atelierlune 29th-Jan-2013 12:45 pm (UTC)
I believe it is all about the money. Whether that money is their own or is going to someone else. It's really, really hard out there right now.
xanithofdragons 29th-Jan-2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
If only people would stop fetishizing high schoolers and minors in general. -_- Of course, Japan is far from the only country where such fetishization is a problem.
nova_usagi 31st-Jan-2013 10:18 am (UTC)
...Not right, but probably was safer for those girls than going solo and doing that compensation dating. :/
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