But what the heck does anyone really know about what goes on in their city?Japan's Anti-Prostitution Law of 1956 states (in English translation) that "No person may either do prostitution or become the customer of it," but the law contains many loopholes and liberal interpretations of the law, which in turn has caused a loose enforcement of the law, which has allowed Japan to establish a sex trade industry to comes into some ¥2.3 trillion (Cdn/US .2 billion) a year.A disadvantage to this activity is that the question experts do not get to learn anything new.
I then sat the other 18 students in groups of either 1 or 2 around a ring through the inside of the room.
These students sat facing a "question expert." I set a timer on my computer and projected the countdown on the screen in the front of the room.
The newspaper article then notes that traditionally Japan has blamed the men/boys involved, and openly penalizes them while instead offering counseling to the females.
Personally, if there were no women offering sexual services for money, then prostitution would not exist.
Thankfully, Japan has been promoting the use of condoms, so pregnancies have been kept low.
Having said that, some Japanese girls are blasé about condom usage and have no concerns getting pregnant—and even the dear-old school teacher will often turn a blind eye to pregnancies rather than get involved.
A recent article (as of 2011) in the international press states that prostitution is rife in Japanese schools, with schoolgirls of ever younger ages selling their bodies for extra spending money, both to adults and among themselves.
Prices for girls in elementary school are said to have dropped below ¥3,000 (~Cdn/US ), leading some to wonder what has and will become of the nation’s public morals.
It wasn't necessarily the "smartest" kids that were the question experts.
Everyone was moving and working - they only had two minutes! : Each time I do this activity, the question experts need to change.
In many cases the prostitution is conducted through deai-kei (出会い系...