They look comic with smudges of Channel purple metallic lipstick on their front teeth. See how she clings to her cell phone for dear life. The driver parks by the curb and flips on his hazards.
Their Dior sapphire-blue eye shadow drives their eyes inward, making them look a little like cross-eyed circus clowns. Her eyes scan the train station across the street, checking out a man's ass here, sizing up a woman's style there. Yumi heads over to car and yells over her shoulder to Mariko. Let's go." Mariko, always meticulous, marks down the time and date in her cell phone's digital calendar.
These web sites are called deai-kei; in English, it means "match making." Whether it's on the cell phone or website, both are avenues to enjokosai. I tally over 25 cell phone numbers just in my town and the towns next to mine. It astonishes me that my little speck of a village, which appears, on the surface, to be squeaky clean and drowning in family values, has an another reality entirely. Fukutomi chose about 960 high school girls at random to poll. Of the girls who had "experienced" enjokosai, 23% said they had sex.
The Japanese call what Yumi and Mariko "do" enjokosai.
in Japanese, the word translates into "compensated dating." It is a polite word that has become synonymous for teenage prostitution.
Before the child ever gets to school it will have received crucial, almost irrevocable sex education and this will have been taught by the parents, who are not aware of what they are doing.
- Dr Mary S Calderone by Jennifer Liddy Two girls spread out on the sidewalk in front of the 7-Eleven 24-hour convenience store.
They are sort of like the big boom version of the sex lines that were so hugely popular in States during the 1980s. " Mariko giggles and shakes her hips like she's doing a defunct version of the mambo. This body's had a baby, girl," I say and wiggle my hips back at them. Then, like all scandals, the frenzy around this one died down, and enjokosai faded again into the background.