|The story below is originally published on Mainichi Daily News by Mainichi Shinbun (http://mdn.mainichi.jp).|
|They admitted inventing its kinky features, or rather deliberately mistranslating them from the original gossip magazine.|
|In fact, this is far from the general Japanese' behavior or sense of worth.|
The shocking sexpertise of Japanese co-eds studying abroad
Shukan Gendai 11/6 By Mark Schreiber
On Oct. 6, Koike Yoshifumi, operator of a small printing business in Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of running a prostitution ring.
Subsequent investigation turned up his customer list, which included the names of well over 100 major Japanese corporations based in Southern California, as well as some 20 young Japanese women who made their services available through Koike's connections.
The majority were in the U.S. as students.
Shukan Gendai reports that a key player in the sting operation was Japanese-American detective Ron Hasegawa, 49.
Posing as a Japanese businessman, Hasegawa called Koike and arranged for a pickup in the lobby of a high-class hotel.
Descending from his room to the lobby, he was astounded at what he saw next: The girl, although dressed in an abbreviated miniskirt, did not come across like a typical hooker.
In fact, she seemed like a girl from a good family, the kind one might find on a college campus.
“What do you do in L.A.?” he asked nonchalantly.
“Oh, I'm a student,” came the response.
“At what college?”
“That's a secret,” she replied coyly.
After 10 minutes or so of conversation, she went into the bathroom and, after taking a shower, emerged clad in nothing but a bath towel.
“Ni-hyaku doru ni narimasu kara. (It'll be 200 dollars.)”
Hasegawa handed over the money.
But because undercover cops are not permitted to engage in sex with the women they are likely to wind up testifying against, he tried to beg off, claiming fatigue.
“If you don't mind, just give me a massage this time,” he said.
In the course of the massage, however, the girl clearly had other things in mind.
“Come on, let's do it,” she entreated.
“What's your specialty?” Hasegawa asked.
“I give good head,” came her reply.
Ever the dedicated cop, Hasegawa somehow manages to resist temptation.
Later, he adds up the costs of his first investigation: The services of the lady for one hour 40 minutes, plus parking for her car in the hotel lot came to a total of 370 dollars.
It was later learned that the standard payment of 200 dollars was split, with 125 dollars going to the procurer and 75 dollars to the prostitute.
Changing hotels over a period of four weeks, Hasegawa made repeated requests for girls to Koike, taking pains to avoid getting the same girl a second time.
To establish his credibility, he always set a large suitcase in his room, and kept a plane ticket and Japanese newspapers visible on the table.
The amazing part of the story is that although Koike was nabbed by the police on Oct. 6, the decision was made not to bring charges against his stable of girls.
As a cop, of couse, Hasegawa has dealt with far sleazier forms of vice.
He still feels uneasy, however.
“These girls are from good families, but don't give any thought to the dangers of AIDS,” he tells Shukan Gendai.
“Some of them also wept, saying that if they were deported their parents would learn of their activities.
Parents have no idea of what their daughters are doing as ‘students’in America.” (MS)