We have shared wonderful moments, we spent nights and even weekends together…Sex was important, but that was not the most important thing between us… Feeling loved by another man has helped me being more self-confident.Although Airi, 18, is not a high school pupil, she wears her school uniform at a café in Tokyo because, she says, it makes her more popular with customers than when she wears her regular clothes.Picture: The Washington Post Here, “high school dating” matches girls in uniforms with men in their 40s and 50s, and older. Sometimes this involves a walk around the block or a drink in a bar. “It’s easy to talk to these girls,” said one man in his 30s who was sitting at a wooden school desk in AKB High School, a café in Akihabara, Tokyo.In October, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, the UN's special rapporteur on child prostitution and pornography, angered Japan's government by saying that up to 13 percent of schoolgirls had taken part in Enjo Kosai, or compensated dating.She said later that the figure was not official, and would not be in her final report.
In the capital Tokyo, infantilised sexual culture has become accepted, and Japanese rights groups are campaigning to end the practice. I’ve been faithful to my husband for 17 years, but I had the urge to feel this rush of adrenaline again, to seduce again…But I needed to be very discreet, because my family life makes me happy and I didn’t want to change anything to it.According to Madame Riri, “modern Japanese men are becoming more and more passive,” and are less likely to openly pursue women, stating that “compared to our herbivorous young man, western men are distinctly meat-eaters!Western men come out and say what they’re feeling; if they like a woman, they tell them.