Shanghaiist reported on the suicide of a Japanese diplomat based here in Shanghai where the theory of his death was that he’d fallen in love with a beautiful Chinese woman (said “honey trap“), found himself in a compromised position, and was then blackmailed by a Chinese intelligence agency, thus leading to his death.
The Mainichi Daily News provides us with a report that explains how prevalent the honey trap phenomenon has become:
According to Asahi Geino (Aug. 31), who knows how many Japanese men in China — convinced they’ve met the girl of their dreams — have been falling victim to such entrapment.
For at least two, it’s proved deadly. The most notorious case involved the suicide of a 46-year-old Japanese diplomat in May 2004. Investigation later revealed the man killed himself after being blackmailed by a Chinese intelligence agency.
The man had been known to patronize a notorious karaoke club in Shanghai catering to Japanese named “Kaguyahime.”
Kaguyahime seems to be the where all the honey traps are uh, laid. This is how it typically happens:
An outlay of 1,000 yuan permits you to “buy” the girl out of the club.
“The girls know the refinements Japanese men appreciate, like lining up your shoes inside the doorway with the toes pointed outwards, and folding your clothes neatly after your remove them,” grins the trading firm staffer. “And the sex is fantastic — not like making it with a pro, but more like a passionate tryst with a lover. Before you know it, you’re hooked.”
Toes pointed outward? Is this a common preference of theirs? If any readers are well informed about the nature of sex with Japanese businessmen, please leave us a comment.
The next sentence in the article really grabbed our attention, and deserves to be appreciated by itself:
Shanghai is by no means the only Chinese metropolis featuring fancy facilities for fraternizing with fetching femmes fatales.
Now that is some f*ckin’ felicitous alliteration!
The article reaches the conclusion that there is a problem and that since no one is going to really crack down on prostitution that something else must be done to make sure that those Japanese officials most susceptible to slipping on state secrets when confronting the sexual solicitations of a Shanghai seductress.