South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported in the pages of its June 16 edition that a Web site is clearly exposing South Korean prostitutes while they are engaged in erotic escapades in a red-light quarter in Tokyo. This specific site allows viewers unlimited access free of charge.
According to the article, a clip showing intercourse between a Japanese man and a South Korean woman last October was released and shared widely. About twenty women have been exposed thus far. One such target of the site consulted a human rights agency in the United States. “I was taped while engaged in prostitution overseas,” she testified, adding that another woman caught on video is being treated by a psychiatrist.
“The newspaper has been covering prostitution by South Korean women outside of the country,” says a writer who focuses on the adult-entertainment trade, known commonly known as the fuzoku business. “As a result, this has been sending a warning sign that South Korea is turning itself into a frontier country, one that exports working girls to the U.S. and Australia, where incidents of prostitution involving these women are prevalent.”
Shukan Jitsuwa, of course, wonders about the content of the tapes.
“Apparently, the site releases clips showing behind-the-scenes glimpses at South Korean celebrities,” says a writer covering the adult video industry. “The content is likely a clip, shot with a camera on a tripod, showing a South Korean deri heru” — that is, out-call sex — “woman serving a customer in (the entertainment area of) Uguisudani. The clips are readily available on the Net, and the number of viewings increased substantially after the newspaper ran that article.”
Since the site typically targets celebrities, these clips feature high-end South Korean female talent. While the facial features of the men are censored, Shukan Jitsuwa assures that other parts are not. Plus, one can clearly see the faces of the women.
“This type of voyeurism existed before but the clarity of these clips is incomparable,” says the same AV writer. “Once the videos are uploaded, it is easy to produce multiple copies and share them. This makes life for these South Korean women difficult. In one case, Internet users were able to determine the identity of one particular woman.” (A.T.)
Source: “Kankokubijo no baishun tosatsudoga no nakmi,” Shukan Jitsuwa (July 12, page 213)
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