|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.|
Sex workers on the ball with World Cup fever 2006,06,01
Spa! 6/6 By Ryann Connell
Soccer's World Cup kicks off in Germany later this month and Japan's ever-inventive adult services have come up with loads of innovative ball-playing games to mark the world's single biggest sporting event, according to Spa! (6/6).
Mania Space, a Tokyo club targeting masochistic men, in a twist on the tradional "Spot the Ball" competiton has come up with a World Cup-themed ball game designed to appeal to its target audience.
Called the Three Kick Penalty Playoff, customers are initially sat down naked on the floor with their legs spread apart.
The woman servicing them stands some distance away with a soccer ball placed on a penalty spot.
She then takes a kick, aiming for the part of the customer where it'd probably hurt most if hit with a flying soccer ball.
The customer, meanwhile, has to use his feet to try and stop the lady of the night's penalty kick.
If the customer stops the ball with both feet, he wins.
If the ball hits his balls, he loses.
Winners in the best-of-three contest are entitled to a 3,000 yen discount on their service charge, while losers can look forward to the penalty of the worker grinding her high-heeled foot into their groin.
Luckily for customers, Juuri, one of the girls working the club, doesn't seem the type out to hurt the customers.
"I just love cuddling masochistic men," the 27-year-old brothel worker tells Spa!
Takara Junnu in Tokyo's Nippori district normally charges 9,000 yen for a 45-minute session, but if customers can name at least three members of Japan's 23-member squad for the World Cup, they'll be able to get their member manipulated at the special price of 7,000 yen for 40 minutes.
In Saitama Prefecture's Nishi Kawaguchi Tsukai Sekuhara, a pub that specializes in offering services where customers can choose to sexually harass a worker or be sexually harassed, all customers will be entitled to 3,000 yen off for the duration of the soccer extravaganza.
Clients of call-girl service Joule will be able to claim 2,000 yen off the charge of any service they receive during the World Cup simply by ending the phone call in which they made their reservation by screaming out, "Ganbare Nippon! (Go Japan!)," the war cry of Japan's samurai soccer stars.
Similarly, saying "Nippon Gambare" when booking a session at the Gotanda Maruhi Kurabu in southern Tokyo entitles the customer to receive a special private G-string strip in front of their eyes before being presented with the removed undergarment as a souvenir of their session. (By Ryann Connell)
June 1, 2006