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Filipino man arrested in Japan for allegedly selling sex while dressed as woman

/ 03:48 PM February 02, 2020
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Kabukicho district in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. INQUIRER.net stock photo

A cross-dressing Filipino man was arrested in Japan for soliciting prostitution in Tokyo’s red-light district of Kabukicho.

The man was reportedly selling sex by telling passers-by on the street, “Hotel, 20,000 yen (P9,400)” on Jan. 29, as per Fuji News Network via Tokyo Reporter on Friday, Jan. 31.

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The suspect had long brown hair and was wearing a black sweatshirt and joggers, as seen in a video from Fuji News Network. The Filipino admitted that he did it for extra money.

Police arrested him for breaking a public nuisance ordinance.

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In Japan, prostitution is illegal, according to a law that dates back to 1956. However, as noted by the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom, prostitution in Japan is defined only in terms of vaginal sex; other sex acts are not mentioned. Niña V. Guno/JB

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