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Read the story so far and then think on it… October 18, AKB Sexual exploitation of child labor is sooo cute. I regret to have to tell you that such incidents are way too familiar to the average Japanese to sink in below sea level.
As editor-in-chief of Posse magazine, Sakakura first alerted the public to the presensce and prevalance, of black companies. We also accepted getting laid off without notice, no maternity or paternity leaves, discrimination against women, sexual and moral harassment in the workplace, poor wages and did I mention no overtime pay?
To the Japanese, work proffers its own reward and justification and with news of the unraveling global economy we were grateful to be able to work at all. Of course the majority of the Japanese KNOW exploitation exists, and that this was one of things that was wrong with the country and the rest of the world.
Everything he touches has turned to gold — unfortunately, the gold stays firmly tucked in his pocket without benefitting the girls he ruthlessly expolits. But there it is — the man certainly knows how to make a yen from peddling idoru fantasies to love-starved males with glasses and bad skin.
Who IS Akimoto anyway? A Zegen was the middleman who bought and sold girls often with the express consent of the parents to the sex trade and entertainment industry and too bad for the Japanese that no one bothered to distinguish between the two until the GHQ came along to tell us Nooooo, they were different.
Okay, we got that now. The GHQ also did much to stomp out the Zegen operating in and around Tokyo but the middlemen simply went on doing what they did, and took on another name: The lucky ones made it to the TV screen and when that no longer worked, were taken down a few notches to serve as bar hostesses or cabaret dancers, and eventually wound up in a brothel.
It was the oldest story in the book, repeated ad nauseum. Yasushi Akimoto was a Zegen with a vision — having never been popular in high school himself, he recognized the deep sexual frustration and vast need for sexual fantasies festering in the educated and dateless Japanese male.
Akimoto subsequently married an Onyanko and he was too smart to pick the prettiest of the lot, but went for a quiet, mediocre type and settled down in his idol manufacturing kingdom.
These girls were grass roots level — they had no connections, no prestige, and was willing to work till they dropped. Most telling of all, they were excessively and agressively, ordinary. In his book Sakakura lays bare disturbing but familiar facts: Akimoto treats the girls like fast food workers — hiring and firing in bulk, with hourly wages to match.
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