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Japan: confession service

Lee at Tokyo Times introduces a confession service in Japan. Most of the clients are men in 30s who want to express their love but are afraid of being rejected.

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  • IN MANY CIRCLES WE REFER TO THIS PRACTICE AS GAMESTALKING. A POTENTIALLY SHATTERING EXPERIENCE FOR THE VICTIM, IT IS A GROSS INVASION OF PRIVACY.
    TYPICALLY, A FIRM WILL HIRE INVESTIGATORS TO DEVELOP A FILE ON EMPLOYEES SUSPECTED OF LEAKING COMPANY INFORMATION TO THE PRESS OR TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
    ALSO, SEX CRIMINALS AND THIEVES CAN USE THESE METHODS TO AVOID APPREHENSION.
    STALKING CAN HAVE PERNICIOUS EFFECTS ON THE VICTIM. USUALLY UNAWARE THAT SHE [OR HE] IS UNDER SCRUTINY, THE SUBJECT CAN BE TROUBLED BY A GROWING NUMBER OF SEEMINGLY UNRELATED EVENTS. SHE MIGHT CATCH A LANDLORD ENTERING HER APARTMENT. A NOSEY NEIGHBOR FAILS TO HIDE A TAPE RECORDER RUNNING TO PICK UP THE CONVERSATION. SUDDENLY, THERE ARE CLICKING NOISES ON THE TELEPHONE OR A COMPUTER VIRUS THAT DEFIES EVERY ATTEMPT TO ELIMINATE IT.
    THIS HARASSMENT CAN CONTINUE FOR YEARS THE SUBJECT U8NAWARE OF THE SOURCE.
    THIS IS A GROSS VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

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