Up until very recently, the low age of consent in many areas of Japan and the restricted legal definition of what constitutes prostitution has protected the participants from legal repercussions.
Even with new laws, Male hosts or Visual Kei/rock musicians and some Japanese Delinquents are the main participants.
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Ironically, if the young girl is shown to be in control or enjoying the situation it's a sure bet she'll be marked with the proverbial scarlet letter and written off as irredeemable.
HONG KONG: A man who murdered, then dismembered a teenage girl was convicted in her slaying yesterday and sentenced to life in prison. In passing sentence on Ting Kai-tai, 24, Justice Alan Wright described the man's crime as barbaric.
In this paper, I analyze the moral problems in relation to the practice of compensated dating in Hong Kong.
I identify three features which are often involved in the activity of compensated dating. If the trade of compensated dating involves an exchange of money for sex, then people may rightly question the moral permissibility of this practice.
The practice itself is rarely given a positive light, but the portrayal of the participants varies widely.