The neon lights of Kabukicho, one of Tokyo’s red light districts. Photo: Shutterstock.
The neon lights of Kabukicho, one of Tokyo’s red light districts. Photo: Shutterstock.

Coronavirus pandemic good for forcing ‘pretty girls’ into sex work, Japan comedian says

  • Takashi Okamura has apologised for the remarks he made on a late-night talk show in response to a listener frustrated at the closure of red light districts
  • He said the man should save his money, as the economic fallout of the crisis would mean more desperate young women entering Japan’s sex industry

The neon lights of Kabukicho, one of Tokyo’s red light districts. Photo: Shutterstock.
The neon lights of Kabukicho, one of Tokyo’s red light districts. Photo: Shutterstock.
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