日本社会における援助交際は売春と考えられるか? The emergence of enjo kosai in Japanese society, and whether or not it should be labelled as child prostitution
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Although the word enjo kosai (compensated dating) first began appearing in the mass media from the early 1980's, the phenomenon gained prominence in Japanese society through media attention in the mid to late 1990's. Ostensibly, given that young girls appear to have received remuneration for offering sexual favours, it seems reasonable to simply dismiss the movement as a form of child prostitution. However, there are a number of reasons and evidential studies that tend to imply that enjo kosai should in fact not be labelled as prostitution. This paper examines those reasons and investigates the phenomenon from a sociological point of view.
- Memoirs of Hokkaido Information University
Memoirs of Hokkaido Information University 15(1), 15-32, 2003-09
Hokkaido Information University