Then she feeling the rhetoric home, but it was used along the womrn and never got there, so it was all for nothing. Of the forty-eight friends who were out in snack bars when they called in Cambridge, all but one of the loads described going out with designers to provide frank services as their way responsibility. Inshe met someone who embarked her to go to London. The designers religiose her they could take right of everything.
Rei grew up in southern Thailand. She completed the twelfth grade in school and then got a job as a receptionist for five months. For the next four years, she took many different jobs, but didn't keep any of them for more than Women seeking sex partners in tai po months. During much of that time, Rei had no job at all. So, she said, "I heard about many women going to work in Japan, and I knew many agents in my neighborhood who could arrange for me to go.
I knew I would have to be a prostitute, but the promise of a good salary was very appealing. She is the second of seven children. Inwhen Phan was fourteen years old, she and her sister moved to Thailand to join their parents and siblings, who had moved there a year earlier. The next year, when Phan was fifteen and her parents were having difficulty finding enough money to support the family, Phan began working at a brothel in Chiang Rai province. After about four years of working as a sex worker in Thailand and Malaysia, Phan was approached by a Thai man who asked her if she wanted to go work in Japan.
Soi was twenty-four years old when she was recruited in A Thai friend whom she had known for two years asked her if she would be interested in going to Japan. As Soi recalled, "[My friend] didn't tell me what kind of work there was, but said I could make a lot of money. She lived with her mother, grandmother, and grandfather. After she finished sixth grade, she stopped going to school. She wanted to continue her studies, but the school was far from her house and her family could not afford to send her. When she was fifteen years old, her friends went to work as sex workers, and she went with them.
Over the next four years, she worked variously in Bangkok, southern Thailand, and her village, sending money home to support her family. Inshe met someone who asked her to go to Japan. At age twenty-three, when Bun was asked to go to Japan, she was heavily in debt and agreed to go in order to pay back her debt and make some additional money. But when she arrived in Japan, she found that she had been misled about the conditions and financial arrangements of her employment. I only knew that I would have to work for free for two or three months. At nineteen, Married women in kofu arrived in Japan to find that she had to work every day for the next five months without compensation as she struggled to pay the money she "owed.
They said, 'no problem,' they could arrange all the documents. I Waxahachie amateur porn in haifa so many other girls going to Japan, so I agreed. Others were promised jobs as waitresses or factory workers, though in almost all cases they were placed into the sex industry when they arrived. Saalaa found that of the Thai women who stayed at the shelter from tohad worked as indebted sex workers in Japanese snack bars. And while a majority of these women knew that they would be working in restaurants or bars with at least the option to perform sex work, only a quarter of the women understood that they would have to sell sexual services, and a third expected work outside of the entertainment industry altogether.
A decade later, it has become more difficult to deceive women about the type of the work they will do in Japan, but Siriporn Skrobanek explained that recruiters are increasingly targeting women in northern villages who do not have previous experience of working in the Thai sex industry, because they consider such women easier to deceive about the financial arrangements and other aspects of the work. Furthermore, women were not told how debt repayment calculations would be determined. This was left to the discretion of their employers in Japan, who routinely used the woman's "debt" to extract labor under abusive and coercive conditions.
And the methods of coercion that employers regularly applied to ensure that women fully repaid their "debts" were, of course, not described by recruiters or agents. Agents handled women's travel and job placement arrangements, often obtaining falsified documentation for them and always providing escorts to accompany them on their trip. Women were given only as much information as they needed to get through immigration procedures. In many cases, women traveled to Japan legally, on their own passports with Japanese tourist or transit visas, and they did not understand that their visa status prohibited them from working.
In other cases, women were told to memorize fake names and stories before they left Thailand, so they realized that they would be deceiving the airport authorities. But in these cases too, the arrangements were made by the agents, and women were required to follow the agents' instructions. Once a woman had agreed to go to Japan and an agent had begun to make preparations on her behalf, the woman was in the agent's debt; she was not allowed to change her mind. Moreover, the women traveled under conditions of deception; the promises of their recruiters and agents had not yet been proven false. Many women Human Rights Watch interviewed spoke of their surprise and confusion regarding their legal status and Japanese laws in general: Jaem, who entered Japan at age sixteen, stated, "I didn't know the law and I didn't know that coming to Japan and doing this kind of work was illegal.
Before I went to Japan, nobody told me that it was illegal. I don't know Japanese law at all. Now I understand that whatever Thai people do in Japan is illegal. The agents never told me that I would be legal or that I would be illegal. They just took me to make a passport and told me that I would work at a restaurant as a waitress with a good income. I didn't know Japanese law. But after I arrived in Japan I knew that I was illegal, so I just hid and escaped when police came," explained Aye, who went to Japan in at age twenty-seven, after having been a sex worker since the age of fourteen or fifteen in Thailand. They [her bosses at the snack bar] said that if you meet police or immigration officers you have to run away from them.
Everybody said that we stayed illegally, but nobody explained what was legal or illegal. Some women had heard firsthand stories about abusive conditions in Japan, or knew women who had returned to their villages in Thailand sick and empty-handed. Awareness of the dangers of migration has increased as a result of information campaigns launched by the Thai government and local NGOs as well. In some cases, they lived near large houses built with remittances sent by women working in Japan, and they saw women who had returned to their villages after achieving financial success in Japan.
I knew three or four women from the village had already died in Japan, but other women got a lot of money, so I decided to go. Women only get positive information from agents and returning women, but they don't know about the negative things. So I gave them both--the positive and the negative information. I said to them, "some women are successful, but do you know about the suffering behind their success? Most of the women said: So most went anyway--they had already made the decision to go when I met them--but this way they were better prepared.
The Social Welfare Department tries to prevent them from going with information campaigns in the villages saying how hard it will be in Japan, that they'll be beaten, etc. A police officer who is also a song writer Police Colonel Surasak Sutharom even wrote a song about exporting women, saying that it is not a heaven but a hell. There were also ex-sex workers on talk shows on television saying don't go to Japan. But still women want to go. Rei's recruiter was a Thai man who lived in her neighborhood. He was known as the "boss lek" and was known to have arranged jobs for many women in Japan.
As she explained to Human Rights Watch, "a client invited me to work in Tokyo. I explained that I had no identification, but he said he could get me a passport because he was a member of parliament. So I agreed, and the client took me to a place to have my body checked. There I saw many other Thai girls trying to go to Japan. I was told I would work as a server. When she was nineteen years old, her relatives in Bangkok convinced her to go to work in Japan. As she recalled, "I could not find a job in Thailand and I saw that many women in the village had gone to Japan, so I decided to go. Once a woman agreed to see an agent, the recruiter hurried to make the introduction.
After that, the woman generally did not see her recruiter again. Chan was recruited to go to Japan inby friends of her aunt's whom she had known for a long time. Of the Thai women in contact with Saalaa shelter fromalmost eighty percent of the women who had worked as indebted snack bar hostesses when they arrived in Japan reported that their agents were Thai, while an additional thirteen percent dealt with agents from Japan. The agent paid the recruiter for the introduction, and then made arrangements with a broker in Japan to receive the woman.
Some agents have contacts with brokers in many different countries so they are able to move women according to the demand. For example, according to a report in a major Thai newspaper inthe arrest of three agents in Bangkok revealed a book noting the expenses for sending women to Japan, the United States, Australia, Sweden, South Africa and Italy.
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These agents were arrested following leads given to the Acting Thai Police Chief by seven Thai women Married women in kofu had been arrested in South Africa and claimed to have been trafficked by them. Khai explained that the first thing her recruiter did when she agreed to go to Japan in was take her to "a place where I had my body checked. The agent wanted me to get my eyes done too, but I refused. Other women got plastic surgery for their breasts, eyes, or other body parts. Women who were not beautiful enough were given a bus ticket home to their village. Thai and Japanese government policies have made it difficult for women to obtain passports and Japanese visas legally, but agents are able to overcome these legal barriers through a variety of tactics, including obtaining authentic passports and then switching the photographs; arranging "marriages" to facilitate passport and visa applications; booking flights to the United States or other destinations with a layover in Japan, as transit visas are easier to obtain than tourist visas; and using passports from third countries such as Singapore where visas are not needed to enter Japan.
While most of the women we interviewed traveled on Thai passports, others used passports from Malaysia, Singapore, and even Japan. Over half of the women Fuck girl in allende interviewed said agents used false passports to secure their Japanese visas and entrance into Japan: Getting the passport was no problem, even though I couldn't sign my own name, let alone the name they gave me. I went to apply for the passport with the agent, and then the agent went to collect it on another day. When I went to apply for a Japanese visa, I was never asked any questions and got the visa without difficulty.
When she first decided to go to Japan inshe applied and received her own passport with the help of the agent. However, when she was unable to pass the interviews with the Japanese embassy for a visa, the agent produced a new passport for her, complete with visa, within a week. She did not know whether the new passport was in her name, because she was never allowed to hold it. The boss lek accompanied me to the passport office the first time, but I went to collect my passport by myself. Then, boss lek took me to the Japanese Embassy and told me what to do. However, I actually went into the Embassy alone and did it myself. The boss lek told me to tell the Embassy that I was going to Japan to look at a plastic factory, since I am the boss of a plastic factory in Thailand.
Boss lek gave me a letter which stated that I was the boss of a factory. I also gave the Embassy a phone number for the factory. When the Embassy called the 'factory'--it was actually the boss lek's number--the boss lek answered and said I was gone to a meeting for the day. The embassy never called again. I got Married women in kofu Japanese visa a couple days later. I was also told I would get a monthly salary and extra tips, and I wanted Swing parties in dubrovnik go because my family's business in Thailand had collapsed and I wanted to help support them.
The 'boss' in Thailand arranged everything for the trip. In late JanuaryI left Thailand from the southern border and went to Singapore. I traveled with a passport that the boss gave me. The first page of the passport had been changed with my name, photo, age, and sex, but the other pages were from someone else who had lived in the United States for ten years and had even been to Japan before. Kay entered Japan in on her own passport, but her agent had arranged a marriage for her to facilitate the visa application process.
According to Kay the agent told her that, "a 'Mrs. I met the man who was to be my husband at the district government office when we registered our marriage, and I have never seen or heard of him since. Several women, for example, reported that they had obtained Japanese visas without having to answer a single question, despite an official Japanese policy heightening scrutiny of Thai visa applicants. Agents used a combination of persuasion, deception, and coercion to ensure that the women stood by their decisions to go to Japan. Invariably, they misled women regarding the financial arrangements and other conditions under which they would work.
In some cases agents spoke to the recruits about their costs and the debt the women would incur, and women often understood that they would have to repay agents for their travel costs. But agents frequently lied about the amount of debt, or the amount of time it would take women to repay it. And those who did not lie outright used vague and misleading jargon that made it virtually impossible for the women to understand the nature of their financial arrangements prior to arriving in Japan. When Khai agreed to go to Japan inshe was told that she would owe bai [1. Later she told me that I owed bai, and then she added 70 bai more to cover additional expenses. In total I had to pay off a debt of bai [3.
She went through a Malaysian escort in Bangkok, and was told that her debt would bebaht 1. But after arriving in Japan, "I was shocked to hear that my debt was 2. I cried without eating for two days. And a few women were expressly forbidden from going out unescorted or from making any contact with friends or family during this period, which usually lasted about a week though sometimes was as short as two or three days. Thus, women who had voluntarily agreed to go to Japan found themselves confined against their will, deprived of their basic right to freedom of movement, and unable to change safely their decision to go to Japan. As Bun recalled, "Once I agreed to go, I was put in a room by the agent and not allowed to go around.
The agent gave me a passport, and I went to Japan a week after Du did with a farang [Westerner] escort. We told immigration that we were on our honeymoon. She was eighteen years old and had been working at a bar in southern Thailand for two years. I let him take a photo of myself and went home. Two or three days later I was called to go to a hotel. I stayed there for twenty-four hours--I wouldn't have dared to go out--and left the next day. At the airport, I was given a passport with a false name. She agreed because it sounded as though she could make more money, but she had no documents. The agents assured her they could take care of everything.
Two days later, they helped her escape from the brothel and then held her in a hotel for five days until she left for Japan. During that period, she was guarded and not allowed out of the room. InSri was a twenty-one-year-old sex worker in a massage parlor in Bangkok, when a client invited her to go to work at a massage parlor in Macau. Sri agreed, and the client introduced her to an agent. The agent said he liked Sri and would send her to Japan where she could make more money. After Sri agreed, the agent brought her to an apartment in Bangkok. I was kept there with five other girls. Most of the women we talked to met the escort for the first time in the airport or as they were boarding the airplane; none of the women we interviewed saw their escorts again after they were delivered to brokers in Japan.
The escorts facilitated the women's departures from Thailand and entry into Japan, often via third countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, or South Korea. In some instances, escorts contacted agents in transiting countries to change passports or to collect or deliver other women. The escorts held the women's travel documents, tickets, and money during the trip. None of the women interviewed by Human Rights Watch were allowed to carry their own passports except briefly when passing through immigration, after which they were immediately taken from them again by the escort. And those women who stopped in other countries along the way reported that they were strictly guarded at all times.
Janya was twenty years old in August when she was sent by an agent in Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur to meet a Malaysian woman who escorted her to Japan. I was carrying a Singaporean passport with a Malaysian-Chinese name on it and my photograph. I came with the Malaysian woman and her five year old daughter. I was a little worried because the passport was fake, but the Malaysian woman told me I didn't have to say anything. She told me to just practice writing my new name and said that she would take care of everything at customs. Nothing happened at customs; I got through easily. When she and her friend arrived in Malaysia, they were taken to Kuala Lumpur and placed in a large apartment with about one or two hundred other Thai women.
Nat was confined to that apartment for a month while agents prepared a Malaysian passport for her. As she recalled, "They gave us meals, but the only things to do were watch television and sleep. We were not allowed to go out. I didn't have a visa for Japan--I didn't know that I needed one. I flew from Bangkok to Singapore on my passport, but on the flight from Singapore to Japan, about thirty minutes before arrival, the Japanese man who was escorting me gave me a Japanese passport and told me to use it with the immigration officers in Japan. I was very surprised, and I asked why.
He answered, 'a Japanese passport will make it easier for you to enter Japan,' and I didn't know what else to do, so I did as he said. Khai entered Japan in December with five other people who were posing as her "family": All the women were actually going to work, and the man was the agent. But I memorized all the details and passed [through airport immigration] with no problems. The officer was laughing and I believe he knew exactly what we were going to do. Then the [escort] arranged all of our passports with the immigration officer and we passed through without any other questions asked.
In hindsight I believe that the immigration officer at Don Muang airport in Bangkok knew what I was going to do in Japan better than I did at the time of my departure. Because the officer was buddy-buddy with Dee and just kept smiling at us [the Thai women] as he stamped our passports. She went through first and then came to help me. She spoke Japanese and got me through. Nat, whose experiences in Malaysia are described above, traveled from Hat Yai to the Thai coast, where, she explained, "Two men were waiting and they took me and my friend on a small boat. On the boat, my friend and I were told not to tell anyone that the two men were police.
After about two hours, the boat arrived at a pier with fishing nets everywhere. The border police seemed to have been informed about our arrival and immediately opened the lock for the wire fence. A Thai Labor Affairs Officer stationed in Tokyo told Human Rights Watch about a case in which a twenty-year-old Thai woman entered Japan with the passport of a fifty-year-old woman; only the photo had been replaced. The Thai woman had explained to the officer that she used a password, as she had been instructed, and passed through immigration at Narita airport without any questions asked.
During the investigation of the murder of two Thai agents in Marchthe Northern Bangkok Metropolitan Division Deputy Commander, Kongdej Chusri, told reporters that he believed that for there to be trafficking in women, both Thai and Japanese officials had to be involved in the trafficking of women. He explained, "It is difficult to leave Thailand and enter Japan with a fake passport. Without assistance from the immigration authorities, it would be almost impossible for them to slip through the tight control [of immigration]. According to our interviews, most of the brokers were either Japanese men or Thai women, but some women also reported that certain Thai and Taiwanese men had acted as brokers.
The brokers provided the connection between the agents in Thailand and the employers in Japan, and they held the women while making arrangements for their "procurement. While a woman's placement was being arranged, she was confined and denied access to the outside world. Women were also deprived of their passports, which were held by the brokers and then given directly to the procurers. Descriptions of the brokers' "job placement" activities indicated that the women were treated as property, rather than as job applicants. The women consistently referred to being "sold," and they had no opportunity to negotiate their "contract" nor any ability to select or refuse their placement.
In the majority of the cases documented by Human Rights Watch, women were placed into work in the sex industry, usually as "hostesses" in "dating" snack bars. Interviews with NGO staff, Thai Embassy officials, and others in Japan who work with women from Thailand, as well as with women returning from Japan to Thailand, confirmed this. The women's shelter Saalaa reported that out of the Thai women who stayed in the shelter from toeighty-five percent were "sold to small bars called snacks. Here and below we focus on women who were placed into employment in snack bars: Phan arrived at Narita airport in Japan in early She and three other Thai women were then taken by their escort to an apartment where they were handed over to a Taiwanese broker.
All of the women were told to shower, after which they drove through the night to Kofu city in Yamanashi prefecture. There they were given some winter clothes and told to shower again and change. According to Phan, the women "were sold by the Taiwanese broker for bai [1. The broker explained that our debt would actually be bai [3. Inonly 3. Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of husband and wife as a basis.
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The 6 month ban on remarriage for women was previously aiming to "avoid uncertainty regarding the identity of the legally presumed father of any child born in that time period".
Under Married women in kofupresumes that after a divorce, a child born days after divorce is the legal child of the previous husband. A ruling issued on December Matried,the Supreme Court of Japan ruled that in light of the new days before women's remarriage law, so that Marrief is no confusion over the paternity of a child born to a woman who remarried, any child born after days of remarriage is the legal child of the current husband. This amend shortens the women's remarriage period to days and allows any woman who is not pregnant during the divorce to remarry immediately after divorce.
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