The growing practice of older men meeting teenage girls for ''enjo kosai'' - ''compensated dates'' - has triggered a public outcry here. Alarmed parents and authorities say the rendezvous are leading to more teenage prostitution.
The business has been helped by a loophole in the local criminal code - Tokyo and nearby Nagano are the only areas in Japan that have no laws specifically banning sex with a minor.
japanese schoolgirl prostitutes.
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