|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.|
Young women finding Balinese men irresistible
Shukan Shincho 9/7 By Takeshi Ito
Despite cholera incidents that temporarily scared vacationers away earlier this year, the Indonesian island of Bali is continuing to attract a growing number of Japanese tourists, including many lone-ly, single women in their 20s.
The presence of these love-hungry women on beaches is causing a Japanese study boom among young Balinese men who dream of joining the ranks of some 200 locals who have gained financial security through their Japanese wives, reports Shukan Shincho.
The five-page report is hardly an objective look at the estimated 200 Japanese women who have married Balinese men in the last 10 years.
The magazine makes its critical stance clear in the lead, where it suggests that an increasing number of Japanese women are heading abroad with the intention of finding instant lovers.
The magazine refers to such women as "yellow cabs," a Japanese English phrase implying they're an easy ride.
From this angle, Shukan Shincho notes that Japanese women are easy targets on the Indonesian island's main pickup spot, Kuta Beach.
Quoting a Japanese source, a local diving school manager, the magazine says Japanese women lie on the beach aimlessly wait-ing to be picked up by beach boys who are well aware of how rich these women are by Balinese standards.
At night, the instant international couples head for local discos and create such shameless, intimate scenes that make conservative Japanese male onlookers blush and want to turn their faces away, reports the magazine.
According to Shukan Shincho, a good percentage of these cou-ples move from discos to the men's family houses and spend the night together.
The beach boys, reminds the magazine, all have fam-ily approval for bringing in and sleeping with Japanese women because they all know Japanese women are rich in a way few local counterparts are.
The magazine quotes another resident source and informs its readers that Japanese women's spending money for their trip easily surpasses average annual income for locals.
Young Balinese' men are primarily after the financial comfort Japanese girlfriends guarantee.
There is even a book of romantic conversation-al phrases in Japanese that came out in Bali recently to assist the beach boys' economic ambitions.
On the other hand, all Japanese women can see is sweet-talking exotic men who treat them like queens, reports Shukan Shincho.
"I think Japanese women are a bit foolish," one Balinese beach boy says to the magazine.
"They are like kittens.
They fall for us as long as we keep say-ing 'I love you.'
It's so easy.
I once had about 30 Japanese girlfriends.
Now, I have only one because I'm afraid of catching AIDS."
Shukan Shincho suggests more Japanese women are sad rather than happy being married to Balinese men.
One Japanese women, a 27-year-old marine sports instructor, recounts to the magazine that she was unable to marry her boyfriend nor, have an abortion when she found out about her pregnancy.
Her boyfriend was married to another women and abortion was banned under Indonesian law.
Another regretful informant, a 31-year-old boutique owner, found her husband leaving her for another Japanese women only months after their marriage.
"I don't recommend marriage if someone asks me for advice." says a woman married to Balinese.
"Just the other day, one of my Japanese women friends told me, 'My Balinese boyfriend waited for me in front of my hotel for the whole day.'
But they have no job.
They just sit around all day.
Bali is the kind of place where you don't have to work.
Those women who adore Bali say 'Japanese men are not so kind.'
That's not true.
Japanese men do not have time to sit around and wait for an entire day.
It's about time these women realized this!" (TI)