Since Japan Airlines declared a humiliating bankruptcy in January, the national insult has had to deal with a huge run of problems, but a bunch of news websites reports that they’re just as concerned with a far more flattering issue; Japan Airlines flight attendant uniforms are being sold to the local sex industry after becoming highly sought after by fetishists. Apparently, the crisp, no-nonsense, dominant yet subservient uniforms appeal to Japanese men.
Despite the many shops of questionable content selling imitations, it seems that nothing beats the real thing. The demand is apparently so high that uniforms have reportedly been sold online for over $15,000. Air Nippon had such a problem with its own sicko curious population buying black market uniforms that they even installed serial numbers, chips and GPS tracking devices (yes… GPS tracking devices) so uniforms could be easily tracked.
According to UK’s The Times, Yu Teramoto, the owner of a specialist costumier in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, said that there’s hope that the demise of the airline will mean uniforms become readily available as former staff attempt to sell their outfits for a profit.
In contrast, Air NZ crew wear the most awful uniform I’ve even seen in any industry – perhaps they’ve done so to put and end to the role-playing fantasy trade?
In reading about this topic, I found plenty of sites that were selling Japanese ‘anime’ comic-style costumes for those that have a fetish for bonking big animated wobbly monsters. Strange stuff. Stranger still is that there’s a name for those bestiality-type fans that enjoy ‘relations’ with anthropomorphic animals and characters – plushophilia or furries. It’s big business in Japan. All of a sudden, flight attendant uniforms don’t seem that odd.
Urban Dictionay’s Rule 34 states that there’s a “… generally accepted internet rule that states that pornography or sexually related material exists for any conceivable subject.” I guess aviation isn’t excluded. After all, we’re custodians of the craft that facilitates the needs of those wanting to join one of the world’s most exclusive clubs.