Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Bite-sized Japanter - N°6

BSJ N°6 – a ヘルス (“herusu”) is, for all intents and purposes, a brothel. It’s supposedly a health spa. I hear they deliver. The most Japanterous element to this is the name the Japanese used to use for it: a トルコ, or a "turoko", a Turkish bath. The reason for the name change? The Turkish ambassador complained. And the Japanese politely changed the word their brothel patrons use for brothels. 

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