|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.|
Japan's notorious schoolgirl prostitution market is apparently undergoing a fundamental shift.
Now, girls in the 12 to 15 age bracket have become the dominant players, according to Weekly Playboy (9/17), picking up trifling amounts from men who are at an age when they should be reading them bedtime stories instead of helping the girls to make them.
"Make no mistake, but the number of junior high schoolgirls using online personals sites has skyrocketed recently," says a frequent user of the websites often used to set up lusty and illegal liaisons.
"I'd say about 40 percent of all messages on the sites come from junior high schoolgirls.
Some of them will cut off contact if you ask how old they are, while others simply pretend to be older than what they really are.
I've met loads of girls claiming to be in their late teens who've turned out to be junior high schoolgirls.
"What's even better is that these girls are easy to please.
They're more than happy just to eat out at a family restaurant.
Take them to one of the better family restaurants, and they'll even get all starry eyed and go on about how wonderful it is to go out on a date with a real adult."
Weekly Playboy suggests the popularity of the younger teens lies in their freshness when compared with the harsher attitudes that high schoolgirls, or even married women, have adopted once they've been in the business for a while.
Regular users tend to agree.
"When a married woman I've met through an online site expects to be paid for sex, it makes me furious.Women in their early 30s were in their prime during the economic bubble era, right?
They're spoiled rotten. Go out to a restaurant and they order the most expensive meals and they never stop demanding something.
Sometimes, I really feel like punching them out," says a man who wishes to be identified only as Shinji.
"High schoolgirls simply charge too much.
Yet, when they finally get into bed, they just lie there and let you do all the work.
It's meaningless going out with them.
You feel like reminding them who's paying for the session.
"Junior high schoolgirls don't have a lot of cash, but they don't really need it, either.
They'll charge anywhere from 10,000 yen to 15,000 yen, though I've heard of some cases where they'll go for as little as 5,000 yen."
Indeed, 14-year-old Sayaka tells Weekly Playboy she'll perform for a mere 5,000 yen.
"I want to wear trendy clothes, but they're all so expensive," she says.
"I want to buy a skirt (for 15,000 yen),but I've only got 10,000 yen, so I need to get the other 5,000 yen somehow."
Aya, a year older but still yet ready to enter high school, shows that though they may be younger, junior high schoolgirl sex sellers are just as materially oriented as their older sisters in sin.
"My boyfriend and I want to go to Tokyo Disneyland.
It costs 4,800 yen each to get in.
My boyfriend's only a schoolboy and he hasn't got any way of making money, so I have to do it," she says, explaining why she won't go below 10,000 yen.
Aya claims she is doing her parents a favor by selling herself.
"I had about 10 sessions during the summer vacation.
I used the money I got to buy clothes, go on dates or to a karaoke box with my friends," she tells Weekly Playboy.
"I don't want to be a nuisance for my parents.
My motto is that if you want to spend money you should make it yourself."