• Kyodo


Many young women who signed contracts with talent agencies to become fashion models or idols have been asked to perform sex acts on camera, with some giving in to such requests, a government survey showed Wednesday.

The online survey conducted last December by the Cabinet Office covered 197 women who signed contracts with talent agencies. Of the total, 53 respondents, or 26.9 percent, said they had been asked to participate in the shooting of porn pictures or videos, which they did not know or was not included in their contracts, it said, adding that 17 women, or 8.6 percent, actually did what was requested.

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