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