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Sex Workers to Get Part of $1 Trillion Stimulus Package in Japan

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Sex workers in Japan will be offered financial aid as a part of Japan’s state of emergency 108 trillion yen (roughly $1 trillion) stimulus package.

As coronavirus ravages the world, Japan initially did not include those working in the stigmatized industry. According to CNN, it was only when #NightWorkIsAlsoWork or #夜職も仕事です started trending on Twitter, and a letter to the government from the Japanese advocacy organization Sex Work And Sexual Health (SWASH), was the pushback received.