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Trouble with Chinese tourists visiting Osaka’s Tobita Shinchi

Trouble with Chinese tourists visiting Osaka’s Tobita Shinchi

The brothel quarter includes rows of establishments where women seated in the doorway entice passersby…

Soapland bathhouses begin ‘omotenashi’ services prior to Olympics

Soapland bathhouses begin ‘omotenashi’ services prior to Olympics

An eradication drive in Yoshiwara may precede the 2020 Olympic Games…

Tohoku author documents Tokyo brothel quarter post 3/11

Tohoku author documents Tokyo brothel quarter post 3/11

After March 11, 2011, a chef from Sendai found himself jobless and in need of money…

Soapland DVD set offers foamy fuzoku fun from bygone era

Soapland DVD set offers foamy fuzoku fun from bygone era

'Special Techniques of the Nation's Soaplands' captures a bygone era in Japan's sex industry…

South Korea’s tourism chief resigns amid soapland allegations

South Korea’s tourism chief resigns amid soapland allegations

Charm Lee visited a soapland in Yoshiwara on January 1, 2012[…

2020 Olympics may KO Tokyo’s Yoshiwara brothel quarter

2020 Olympics may KO Tokyo’s Yoshiwara brothel quarter

There are roughly 100 soapland bathhouses in Tokyo's Yoshiwara…

Japan’s sex industry to go both ways after tax hike

Japan’s sex industry to go both ways after tax hike

After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced last Tuesday that Japan would raise its consumption tax beginning in April 2014, television programs began speculating on how the hike — from five…

Akihabara sleaze peddlers to be targeted in countdown to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Akihabara sleaze peddlers to be targeted in countdown to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Crackdowns like those in Kabukicho and Yoshiwara may occur in Akihabara …

‘Abenomics’ not raising low-end prostitution prices in Tokyo

‘Abenomics’ not raising low-end prostitution prices in Tokyo

A price war among soaplands is unfolding for the early-bird market in Yoshiwara …

From Edo onward: The legality of prostitution in Japan

From Edo onward: The legality of prostitution in Japan

Solicitation of prostitution occurs in the open in Osaka's Tobita Shinchi…

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