Targeting Japanese women? Japanese women are called “prostitutes” even though they are here for sightseeing. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Targeting Japanese women? Japanese women are called “prostitutes” even though they are here for sightseeing.

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Entering the U.S. in Hawaii (partially doctored, photo is an image)

They took me to another room while I was impatiently asking, “Why, why? I was so scared, so scared, I couldn’t stop crying. I didn’t do anything wrong, I didn’t lie.”

Aiko, 29, an office worker, recounted her horrifying experience at Hawaii’s immigration checkpoint about a month ago.

I told them I was here for sightseeing, sightseeing, sightseeing, but they wouldn’t listen to me. Then they took my phone away and asked me to show them my phone.

The officer, who is fluent in Japanese, checked her line and confronted her with her correspondence with several men.

What is your relationship with these men?

They are colleagues from work and friends from school.

No, that’s a special relationship.

No, it’s a special relationship. Like, “I had a lot of fun at the drinking party the other night. Let’s do it again. No matter how much I try to argue with him, it doesn’t work. And then he hit me with words I couldn’t believe.”

I guess they are not here for sightseeing, but for business, for prostitution.

When I was assumed to be sloppy in male relations and insulted as a “whore” to top it all off, I had no choice but to get down on the desk and cry. Surrounded by strong interrogators, the interview lasted nearly six hours, and although the misunderstanding was finally cleared up and she was allowed to enter the country, her anger has not abated.

It seems they are targeting Japanese women, and that is racist.

Recently, the issue has been covered on the Internet and in some media outlets.

TBS announcer Risa Unai, 32, also commented on her X (formerly Twitter) page

[After seeing the topic of the Japanese woman’s refusal to enter Hawaii, I also entered the U.S. from San Francisco the other day, but there were quite a few questions, and I felt it was the toughest immigration inspection I have ever experienced.

A woman standing on the street at night, looking to earn money (image shown)

It has long been said that the U.S. has strict entry checks and lax exit checks, but since last year there has been a sharp increase in the number of young Japanese women who have been deported after attempting to enter Hawaii, Guam, and other destinations. The number of cases has spread to Los Angeles, New York, and other mainland cities as well. They cannot use cheap airline tickets to return home, are required to pay the full price, and must also pay cancellation fees for hotels and restaurants they have already booked.

The U.S. authorities, nervous about the high fees for “prostitution” and “daddy hunting,” have taken a strong stance to prevent entry into the country through a frontline operation. If a person is deported, he or she is put on a blacklist and banned from entering the country for about 10 years.

So, how can women who want to enjoy sightseeing smoothly pass the screening process? A travel agency official offers the following advice.

Avoid miniskirts and high heels, and wear jeans and sneakers if possible.
Do not wear brand-name clothes, bags, or watches.
Do not bring more clothes than you need. When your bag is opened, it will be judged as a photo shoot for commercial purposes.
(4) Show them the documents of the hotel you have already reserved. Even in the digital age, paper has weight.
(5) Be prepared to be questioned severely and persistently.

In the immigration area, always maintain a sense of tension that you are being watched, and if you are overconfident because you are a seasoned traveler, a painful payback awaits you. Young women who plan to visit the U.S. during the year-end and New Year’s holidays should be very careful not to arouse suspicion.

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