This is the part of Japan that really makes me feel quite sad for it. In the crowd at an idols show, Soichiro Seki, 40, says he watches young girls on stage twice a week. In magazines, children are modeling clothes. More typically, idols are in their teens. It's crap like this that promotes it! Shihoko Fujiwara, the representative of Lighthouse, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse, warned of a dangerous mindset.
Interesting article and unfortunately Japan is not normal for this issue.
Fascination with Japanese schoolgirl culture hiding a darker side?
Of course when you mention "idols" in the same sentence as "pedophiles," your mind is going to make that connection. In a country where birth rates are crashing, the stats have been blamed on everything from anime to porn and women not pulling their weight. The common wisecrack about these West vs. On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Survivor overcomes her sex trafficking past. Here we go Foreigners lecturing the Japanese about Sexuality when in America they have beauty pageants for six years.