[invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

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[invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:49 pm

In Japan, prostitution is illegal, as it is in many countries around the world.
However, one hotel doesn’t care about this law, and offers ‘companions’ on room service, at extra charge. The hotel makes a lot of money on the back of this venture, and the government can’t stop them.

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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:54 pm

Does the hotel operate within Japan's borders? Are the clients human? Japanese? Do the 'companions' provide the same services as a prostitute (as we would normally conceive of one)? Are they actually breaking the law? Does the government want to stop them? Do they service the government in some way?

Is there something unusual about the hotel? Does the hotel use the profit in some relevant way? Do hotel patrons actually use (and pay for) this service?

Is there some sort of positive spin-off effect from this practice?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby Earnest » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:09 pm

To be sure...is it relevant ehat happens in the rooms where companions enter? ...it's what we all immagine right? Do costumers explicitely say it if asked?

Again to be sure: does the Governament want to stop it? If so, in order to apply laws? Would a specific law on such form of prostitution (the one adopted in the hotel) prevent also other legal practices? Affect people's right? Is international law involved? Japanese traditions? Architecture of the hotel?

Is the denomination 'companions"' relevant? Role of Geishas relevant? Would it be considered legal in another country in the world? In any other country with similar laws as Japan? Is the extra charge explicitely paid for the companions? Or maybe as part of the room service? Does the hotel explicitely tell its client that with an extra money customers can have companions?

Had it happened in another hotel would the puzzle have worked? Is the hotel explicetely an hotel? Is the name of the hotel relevant?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:18 pm

WiZ wrote:Does the hotel operate within Japan's borders? yes Are the clients human? yes Japanese? some are, some are foreign Do the 'companions' provide the same services as a prostitute (as we would normally conceive of one)? no Are they actually breaking the law? no Does the government want to stop them? no Do they service the government in some way? no

Is there something unusual about the hotel? other than this, no Does the hotel use the profit in some relevant way? no Do hotel patrons actually use (and pay for) this service? yes

Is there some sort of positive spin-off effect from this practice? increased customer satisfaction and hotel popularity
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:27 pm

Earnest wrote:To be sure...is it relevant ehat happens in the rooms where companions enter? yes ...it's what we all immagine right? depends what you are imagining, Earnest :lol: Do costumers explicitely say it if asked? say what?

Again to be sure: does the Governament want to stop it? no, good Q If so, in order to apply laws? Would a specific law on such form of prostitution (the one adopted in the hotel) prevent also other legal practices? FA Affect people's right? Is international law involved? Japanese traditions? Not 'traditions' exactly but OTRT Architecture of the hotel? no to the rest

Is the denomination 'companions"' relevant? 'companions' is a good word for it Role of Geishas relevant? lovely idea but no Would it be considered legal in another country in the world? yes In any other country with similar laws as Japan? yes Is the extra charge explicitely paid for the companions? yes Or maybe as part of the room service? Does the hotel explicitely tell its client that with an extra money customers can have companions? yes

Had it happened in another hotel would the puzzle have worked? Yes, although it would likely be in Japan Is the hotel explicetely an hotel? yes Is the name of the hotel relevant? no
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby Earnest » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:46 am

Ok let's say it more explicitly: do companions in fact have sex with customers asking for them in exchange of money? Is their service mainly requested inside of the hotel's wall? Or maybe they fake themselves wives of the customers? They act like tourist guides? They go around the city with them? Are they requested by a certain kind of customer? By all customers? Only by rich customers? Entrepreneurs? Single customers? Do Japanese appreciate to conduct affairs with foreign people? With unmarried people? If not, do companions act in the first case as "local wives" of foreign people and in the second case as wives? Relevant the clothing of companions? Traditional clothing? Relevant? That's certainly a WAG but...do they act like fake wives of homosexual people? (hope not)

If they instead act only in the boundaries of the hotel...do they sleep with customers? Are they usually asked for more than one night? For more than an hour usually? For more than one day? Do they leave before night? Or it depends on the time they are requested? Could a man do their same work? Are they usually asked "one per customer"? more than one? Depends?

Relevant Japanese traditions: karaoke? cats (xD)? food habits? massages? spa? social conventions? tea? Anime/manga? others? (I am listing commonplaces more than traditions but...)
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:53 pm

Earnest wrote:Ok let's say it more explicitly: do companions in fact have sex with customers asking for them in exchange of money? Heaven forfend! No. Is their service mainly requested inside of the hotel's wall? yes, it can be, but also... Or maybe they fake themselves wives of the customers? They act like tourist guides? They go around the city with them? no to these Are they requested by a certain kind of customer? By all customers? by a lot of customers, perhaps the majority Only by rich customers? Entrepreneurs? Single customers? Do Japanese appreciate to conduct affairs with foreign people? With unmarried people? If not, do companions act in the first case as "local wives" of foreign people and in the second case as wives? no to these Relevant the clothing of companions? yes Traditional clothing? yes Relevant? yes That's certainly a WAG but...do they act like fake wives of homosexual people? (hope not) definitely not

If they instead act only in the boundaries of the hotel...do they sleep with customers? yes, but beware FA Are they usually asked for more than one night? sometimes For more than an hour usually? yes For more than one day? usually Do they leave before night? usually not Or it depends on the time they are requested? Could a man do their same work? no Are they usually asked "one per customer"? more than one? Depends? Typically one or two, sometimes more

Relevant Japanese traditions: karaoke? cats (xD)? yes food habits? massages? spa? social conventions? tea? Anime/manga? others? (I am listing commonplaces more than traditions but...)
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby Earnest » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:19 pm

Do they take care of the pets of customers?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:40 pm

Earnest wrote:Do they take care of the pets of customers? No
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby Earnest » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:57 am

Wo oh...to be sure...are such companions HA F? If so could a male have done the same job? Witu same results in terms of service given?

Are there cats in the hotel? Owned by the hotel? Brought by the companions? Do costumers wear traditional clothing as well? Do companions make a service to customers? In terms of: company? Taking care of them? Or is their service mainly toward to someone else related to the customer? Are such companions present only in the hotel? Do they make a service that usually is found outside hotels? In pubs? Is cleaning relevant?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:20 am

Earnest wrote:Wo oh...to be sure...are such companions HA F? Not human. -AF, -CF, -AM, -CM are all possible If so could a male have done the same job? Witu same results in terms of service given? They can all do the same job equally well

Are there cats in the hotel? yes Owned by the hotel? yes Brought by the companions? no and FA Do costumers wear traditional clothing as well? no Do companions make a service to customers? yes In terms of: company? yes Taking care of them? no Or is their service mainly toward to someone else related to the customer? no Are such companions present only in the hotel? no Do they make a service that usually is found outside hotels? yes In pubs? unlikely Is cleaning relevant? no


Great questions, Earnest :D
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby GalFisk » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:39 am

Are the cats companions? Do they cuddle with customers? Is it "prostitution" because the cats have no clothes on?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese [KAWAII]

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:46 pm

GalFisk wrote:Are the cats companions? yes Do they cuddle with customers? yes Is it "prostitution" because the cats have no clothes on? haha, no



************************$POILER***********************

In Japan, there are many 'cat cafés' which are very popular and do a roaring trade. One hotel takes advantage of this and offers 1-2 cats per room at extra cost. The hotel is usually full.

Sorry for the deliberately misleading puzzle statement... which is still actually true!
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby Earnest » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:36 am

AHAHHHAHAHHA great puzzle and puzzle statement really!!!!!! Enjoyed it very much
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:25 pm

Lol, glad you enjoyed it Earnest :-D
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Turning Japanese

Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:27 am

I guessed at this fairly quickly, because one of my friends frequents a "cat cafe" here in South Florida that doubles as an adoption center. Hotels offering cats to sleep in your room are not unknown here, either. Good puzzle.
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