September 02, 2008
This is rather terrifying: in Japan now there are beautiful young women who work as paid seducers. They work for detective agencies and deliberately try to trap married men. This is done on behalf of wives who want to get rid of their husbands. (via)
Once the case is over, the young woman quietly disappears from the target’s life. He never discovers that she was an agent. If he is persistent, she says she’s moving to a far-off city. They text for a while, then he forgets her. If that doesn’t work, Tomiya arranges for a man who sounds like a gangster to phone or pay him a visit and tell him to take his hands off his girl. That always does the trick.
Sounds like a practical use for "Talk like a Yakuza".
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at September 02, 2008 05:03 PM (V5zw/)
This seems like the polar opposite of the Yamato Nadesico.
But that's not rhe real point. I hadn't heard of anything like this before, and not just in Japan. Maybe I'm naive or something. I'm sure there have been isolated cases of this kind of thing, but it stuns me a bit that it's become a profession.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 02, 2008 05:58 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at September 02, 2008 06:20 PM (V5zw/)
I should clarify that I'm not suggesting that Japanese women (or women) tend to be evil, just that they are people like everybody else.
If the guys who are "victims" in this didn't, you know...act on their disloyal urges they might not end up divorced and if they did they might not have to pay so much.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at September 02, 2008 06:35 PM (V5zw/)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at September 02, 2008 06:39 PM (V5zw/)
I wasn't making a moral judgment. I wasn't condemning her. I was just expressing surprise.
You seem to be inferring a great deal that I didn't imply.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 02, 2008 06:59 PM (+rSRq)
...anyway I wasn't ragging on you and meant no offense. I'm sorry if my tired-typing caused any.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at September 02, 2008 07:20 PM (V5zw/)
I actually have some sympathy for the poor guys in Japan. It's a fact a lot of Japanese women, once they get married, consider themselves "Mama" and not "lover/girlfriend" any more. They cut their hair in a "practical" style, dump all their nice clothes, quit wearing makeup, and now consider sex as a matter of procreation...only. I've seen it happen. There's a reason Japan has such a huge sex industry, and why it's a country where mistresses are very common (and often cheerfully accepted by the wives, who view her with a sort of relief--"At last he'll leave me alone to raise the kids!").
Posted by: Toren at September 02, 2008 09:22 PM (atCpK)
["Seducers" in quotes because they never allowed things to progress to actually having sex.]
Posted by: refugee at September 02, 2008 09:42 PM (l5DzU)
Our tax dollars at work. And only NPR would be shocked, shocked I tell you, to find out men and women are different. Oy.
Posted by: Toren at September 02, 2008 11:12 PM (atCpK)
Who would then be tragically killed, of course, since this is now a Film Noir plot, and that's just the way things go.
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