People walk past a sign for a brothel in Japan. A sex business operator said her revenue declined 80 per cent after she suspended her business in April in accordance with requests from the local authorities. Photo: AP People walk past a sign for a brothel in Japan. A sex business operator said her revenue declined 80 per cent after she suspended her business in April in accordance with requests from the local authorities. Photo: AP
People walk past a sign for a brothel in Japan. A sex business operator said her revenue declined 80 per cent after she suspended her business in April in accordance with requests from the local authorities. Photo: AP

Sex business operator sues Japan over exclusion from coronavirus cash handout programme

  • Japan’s government offers US$19,000 and rental assistance to small businesses hit by the Covid-19 pandemic – but not the sex industry
  • Meanwhile, a report found nearly 36,000 Japanese companies have chosen to discontinue their business this year, mainly due to the coronavirus crisis

Topic |   Japan
People walk past a sign for a brothel in Japan. A sex business operator said her revenue declined 80 per cent after she suspended her business in April in accordance with requests from the local authorities. Photo: AP People walk past a sign for a brothel in Japan. A sex business operator said her revenue declined 80 per cent after she suspended her business in April in accordance with requests from the local authorities. Photo: AP
People walk past a sign for a brothel in Japan. A sex business operator said her revenue declined 80 per cent after she suspended her business in April in accordance with requests from the local authorities. Photo: AP
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