Much like Cyzo’s recent report on the troubles Yoshiwara bathhouses endure with Chinese tourists, Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. But language problems and particularly strenuous demands leave the gal frustrated.
“They watch a lot of adult videos,” says the 23-year-old woman, who is not named by the tabloid. “So there is this misunderstanding that all Japanese women ‘spurt’ like geysers. So they’ll vigorously shove their fingers inside. But for me, I physically cannot do that.”
Language difficulties will then make a verbal explanation of this point fruitless.
“So they will then pull out an iPad and replay a particular scene from an AV film,” she continues. “They then badger me to do that.”
It only gets worse.
“For the finish, the guy will want to shoot in my face, but that’s an extra charge,” says the gal, “and they won’t pay.”
In spite of the ongoing dispute regarding the Senkaku Islands, Chinese tourists are arriving in Japan in large numbers. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, a record-high 1.43 million Chinese tourists visited Japan in 2012. This figure represents an increase of 37.3 percent over the year before, when the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture unfolded.
Further, last year’s onset of “Abenomics” — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge to raise government spending in an effort to raise prices and weaken the yen — is now making Japan even more appealing to travelers from overseas.
In years past, shopping in Tokyo’s Akihabara and Ginza and visiting the temples at Kyoto were the basics for a visitor from China. But Shukan Post says that Chinese males now find Japanese women to be more adorable than ever before.
This sudden interest is also creating challenges for operators of hostess clubs. “They’ll come in here and expect to be able to walk out with a girl,” says the manager of a kyabakura (cabaret club) in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. “We try to explain but they just say, ‘How much?'”
There are also cases of excessive groping and kissing. The confusion lies in the belief that the clubs are run like karaoke parlors in other parts of Asia.
Money is not an object for Chinese tourists as it flows freely from their pockets, which leads to customers requesting nyotaimori (naked sushi) sessions or female escorts back to high-end hotels. It is more than a manager can handle. (K.N.)
Source: “Narikin Chugokujin ga Nihon no fuzokute de shitai hodai!” Shukan Post (May 24, pages 149-151)