If Japan wants to up their image for they need to set an example and stamp this pedo stuff out. There isn't enough money on earth that would convince me to sell out my daughters! At the end of the day Japan has a nasty problem that is shamefully promoted. Embrace the reality, minna. This is so destructive especially the child! The future of the Japanese people is at stake. As the father of a girl i hope this man child part of j mens is addressed soon and leaves say with the olympics and smoking in public to boot.
This is the part of Japan that really makes me feel quite sad for it. When will they ever grow up?! The number of minors abused in child pornography has risen five-fold in the past decade, according to official figures. It's crap like this that promotes it! But it is a completely different culture from ours, especially in matters sexual, as far as I could tell as an outsider.
The age of consent is 13, and there seems to be little shame attached to sex - they seem to have a much more matter of fact view of it as a physical need that is satisfied in various ways, all of which would cause considerable social approbation in ours.
So, it is a little hard to judge them this particular sexual subculture from so far away. Standard Western feminist theory or traditional Judaeo-Christian morality don't seem to fit very well and have limited explanatory power. The nuances and tensions, and so the power equations and exploitation, if any, is quite different from what we understand.
Back home AOG is 14 all types of sex , quirk of the law 2 13yr olds can legally share a bed but no touching. It protects the rights of the parents and its families. These rules makes the de-facto age of consent of Japan at least 18 and can be interpretted as 20 in cases.
This is worse with the sheer number of grown men idolizing kids they have no relationship with at all Whether in an innocent way I'm not sure any would be or fetishist way I don't understand why parents would stand by and let it happen either. This does NOT mean that a minor can have legally sex with an Adult. Seen many stories where teens had a relationship but the one to gain majority got jailed. In magazines, children are modelling clothes. What Ai is doing is not much different," she says, despite the audience for idol shows being mainly adult males.
Here is another story from the the west: Rotherham UK child abuse scandal: Do you feel sad for the Children in the West? After reading the above? What sort of sicko fantasies are these guys thinking? The reality is that six year old children throw tantrums in public places while their parents assume a state of catatonic indifference. What is the least bit alluring in that? Pedophilia criticism should not be stifled due to some perceived yet non-existent hypocrisy.
I'm in japan and ill judge them as messed up man children who need a good slap in the chops! The situations you mention are all valid reasons for outrage but none of them are situations which put the children on display, rather crimes happening in private or secretive situations. Still no less disgusting Not saying the situation in Japan is worse I do not know one single person that has taken on this as a part of their culture.
Happens in both West and Japan. The common wisecrack about these West vs. Many Japanese men seem to never get older than 13 mentally and emotionally. I guess you could call them, morally retarded. However, you also have to consider the girls. They are just as responsible for this illness with all this idol crap. I'm sure some of them are duped into performing, but the majority enjoy their 15 minutes of fame and exploitation.
Next time you are on a train watch the J-men when a group of school girls get on the train. They will always check them out from head to toe and you can see their twisted little minds making up sexual scenarios with these little girls. It makes me want to smack them in the back of the head! My last trip to Japan I attended a free concert of one of these so called "girl groups" the guys were all singing along I never witnessed anything negative happening every one was having a great time.
Given what is happening in US gymnastics where over girls were sexual abused and the ongoing Harvey Harvey Weinstein case, and let us not forget the catholic church child abuse case were thousands of child were sexual abused, I don't think anyone has the right to point the finger at Japan. Because child abuse has also happened abroad? No logic whatsoever there. Any culture that does not fight the sexualisation of children is a failed culture. I wish these good Japanese activists all the best in their fight.
Couldnt put it any better. Please allow me to paraphrase; "I enjoyed the sexualization of children when I lived in Japan and continue to enjoy the sexualization of Japanese children on the internet. This sexualisation of teenage girls goes back hundreds of years in Japan. It really became prevalent with the advent of TV. If you have search around on YouTube you'll find many Japanese TV clips from the 60' and 70's sexually exploiting young girls.
It is a deep seated moral illness in Japanese culture. Is it me or I'm missing something. But in our overly permissive world, people find their own niche, whatever it might be, to get thrilled by.
Men as a whole are "visual" animals who become excited sexually through their eyes, what they see or picture in their head.
Women thankfully are not like that. But it's a shame that young girls might be exploited in this way. The phenomenon id not limited to Japan. Imo it's some sort of moral insanity i. I actually believe Himeno when she says 'most fans are pure'.
As an aside, I find us-types children beauty pageants pretty creepy too. Anyone who denies it just has their heads in the sand. Nothing much can be done about it from outside, though, as the locals just get defensive and say "You're not from here, you can't understand, and you're wrong! It's gotta come from inside, and fortunately women like the one in this article are helping.
Aren't you getting carried away with this? Humans can be evil.