Shihoko Fujiwara, the representative of Lighthouse, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse, warned of a dangerous mindset. A man looks at an idol singer at a concert in Tokyo on July Quasi-pornographic chaku-eroor clothed eroticism — images of small children posing in tiny swimsuits — are easily found on the internet, slipping through a legal loophole. Now they male fans say they prefer elementary school girls, without hesitation. The number of minors abused in child pornography has risen fivefold in the past decade, according to official figures. In a cramped and dark venue in a sleazy Tokyo district, dozens of middle-aged men cheer at a performer on stage:
More typically, idols are in their teens.
Japanese adults vent dark obsession with young girls at ‘little idols’ concerts
Adults watch a concert by an idol group in Tokyo on July Decked out in makeup with ribbons in her hair, Ai is dressed like an adult but still looks very much a child. It was only in that possessing child pornography was criminalized and authorities are struggling to bring the country in line with other advanced nations on the issue. But getting a foothold into the idol scene means the child has to interact with adult fans, taking photos together and autographing the backs of their T-shirts. Influential Japan businesswoman Katsuma says she's in same-sex relationship An influential businesswoman on Monday surprised many working women in Japan by disclosing she is in same-sex relationship, possibly a game-changing event in the nation's slowly growing acceptan Rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualization of young girls puts minors at risk.