|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.|
Modern women will stop at nothing to get their man
Asahi Geino 9/17 By Ryann Connell
Some women go to any length to get their men - especially if that length is measured in inches, according to Asahi Geino.
Once upon a time, men instigated most physical relationships in Japan.
But just as women have adopted a more assertive position in society, so, too have they become more adept at luring men into their beds to satisfy their every desire.
“My boyfriend's married and has kids, but that didn't stop me from targeting him,” says Rumiko Honzawa, 24, referring to her 36-year-old beau with whom she works.
“One night while working overtime, we were the only two people in the office so I went over and started massaging his shoulders.
I made sure I gave him a great feel of each side of my cleavage and noticed his face was going red.
Once I'd seen that, I knew he couldn't resist me.
Now, I have fun trying to think of different ways to seduce him so I can trap him hook, line and sinker.”
But while Honzawa didn't have anyone to compete with at work for her boyfriend's charms, Asahi Geino notes things aren't so easy for Sakami Harada, also 24, a self-styled matchmaking party “queen” who prefers to use wilier ways to woo her men.
“Scores of women go to the matchmaking parties I like, which are popular with young guys making good money.
And most of the women would make pretty fine catches, so competition is real tough,” says Harada.
“I start the night acting demure, but make sure everyone sees I'm drinking.
Soon, I pretend I'm drunk and make a beeline for the nearest door.
I make a pretty big fool of myself, but any guy with half a heart will follow me.
As soon as I've got him outside, I suddenly‘sober up’and put the hard word on him to take me to the nearest love hotel.
It works every time and no one ever suspects anything.”
Where Honzawa and Harada are prepared to use guile, Nami Ishii, 23, has all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, according to Asahi Geino.
“If I like guy, I just go up and tell him, but there's only one condition - he's gotta be at least five years older than me,” says Ishii.
“One day I was crossing a set of traffic lights and I saw this guy in his 50s.
The gray tints in his hair sent a chill up my spine and his raspy voice sounded so sexy.
So I went over and said ‘excuse me,’ then asked if he wanted to have a good time.
He looked a little embarrassed, but his friend just smiled and urged him to go.
I just batted my eyelids and gave him my sweetest smile.
We ended up seeing each other a few more times after that, too.”(RC)