A lot of people are having a hard time with their job during this pandemic. You are most likely working from home and are distracted by the TV, your unruly kids, or even worse you are unfortunately out of work due to Covid -19. One thing we all have in common it seems is that we are all concerned about our finances. Whether you’re a small business owner or part of a family of five everyone is worried about money.
And when we say everyone we mean everyone so we were relieved to hear that Japan is trying to give sex workers a leg up during the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan is offering financial aid to the ladies or men of the night whose customers are taking social distancing seriously. But regulations make it difficult for those in the stigmatized industry to apply without outing themselves.
The country’s central government launched a massive stimulus package worth about 108 trillion Japanese yen, that’s about 1 trillion US to bolster the country during the impending economic downturn.
Initially sex workers weren’t included which led to some protest. While prostitution is illegal in Japan, other types of sex work that stop short of intercourse are permitted.
The government gave in and allowed the proposed plan to include those working legally in the sex industry.