This week, Grandfather Satake had her final concert for = LOVE. It seems like this is just in time as Shukan Bunshun published an exposé today showing that she has been working as a high-end escort for a sugar daddy company under her real name since the end of February and even as a = LOVE Member.
The paparazzi writers for Bunshun discovered Grandfather Satake Accompanying not just one but several different customers in different hotels, often for hours. When asked about the publication, the Papakatsu service she worked for could only point out that she was meeting customers at these hotels in private rooms under the guise of dining together.
The type of escort service involved is known as “Papakatsu“. From SoraNews24::
While the concept of having a sugar daddy or papakatsu is not new to anyone in the western world, right now in Japan girls who want to benefit from their good looks and camaraderie flock to middle-aged men who are open to being their mentors – as long as they have a permanent bank account, that is.
From an outsider’s perspective, Papakatsu doesn’t seem too different from Enjo-Kosai, or compensated dating, where girls (especially high school aged) seek out and / or approach older men who are more than happy to give them money and gifts for a little bit of time or maybe more. But those who currently have a sugar daddy say the concept is completely separate because they don’t focus on physical desire or love. That is, contrary to the Western concept of a sugar daddy, these sugar dads don’t get sugar, and the relationship is closer with that of a hostess and her client.
Jamie Koide from SoraNews24
Much of this industry is in the gray area with questionable legality, as the service itself does not advertise sexual services, but rather mediates the meeting between companion and customer. This part of the sex work industry has grown in prominence since 2017 as there have been a handful of high profile criminal cases in which other girls have been victims of working in the sector.
After talking to a number of people in the Papakatsu store Bunshun reported that while the club has a high price of admission, it is actually pretty much in the middle of the range for clubs in the industry, and the price for it Satake Setting yourself up is actually pretty low for a celebrity of her level.
Promotional email for Satakewhich clearly states that it is part of = LOVE
Bunshun Since the beginning of the pandemic and the lackluster attempts by the government to assist individuals in this major economic disaster, many people around the world have turned to jobs like Papakatsu to make ends meet.
Once the news came out, most of it = LOVE The fans expressed their shock and concern for the girl in question.
“Top Ota” (that is, one of the biggest fans for a particular idol) is concerned about Satake on-line
While Japan has one of the largest sex industries in the world, Japanese society has quite a negative view of women entering the industry. A common example is the abundance of “your life is over”, “this is it for you” comments that come across frequently GirlsChannel or 5 channel Threads about sex workers.
From an interview with a current porn actress at Waseda University
There were some who went as far as to say, “Why should she do this when she went to a good school like Waseda?” Accept. or “your life is over”. The AV industry has a particularly negative image and a lot of people think “if you do porn your life ends”. The internet was especially tough, especially when it turned out that I was a Waseda student.
Shukan Bunshun Interview with Mao Watanabe, January 31, 2021
This way of thinking is incredibly common around the world, so her most passionate fans are currently expressing a range of emotions resulting from caring for her, protecting against a backlash, worrying about the other members and shock. Only time will tell how this will play out.
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