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.
A young Thai woman’s desperate plea for help via a secret note helped her and four other women get rescued from a prostitution den in Busan, South Korea.
According to AllKpop, the unnamed woman stealthily passed along a note to a cashier at a local supermarket at around 4:20 am in an unspecified day back in May.