A Historical Perspective on the Japanese Sex Trade

Seiko Hanochi

Abstract


Providing a brief historical perspective
on the evolution of international trafficking
in Japan, the article emphasizes the
importance of the state in establishing the
sex trade as an entrenched social institution.
Drawing attention to the crucial
influence of American military presence
in Japan and other Asian countries, the
article hints at the crucial role played by
the sex trade in an "orderly and efficient"
industrialized nation.

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