The sharper edge to traveling in Asia

WoWasis book review: ‘The Snakehead’: of smuggling Chinese nationals into the U.S.

WoWasis has already reported on the AAMP (Asian Apartment Massage Parlor) scene in the western U.S. In that environment, based on our interviews, it would appear that most of the women involved in the trade view the United States as a quick way to make great money, and a way-stop on their way back home. Whether […]

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WoWasis Reports: Apartment Asian Massage Parlors (AAMP) in North America

Today, your WoWasiscorrespondents visit North America to report on Apartment Asian Massage Parlors. Also, read the WoWasis post on commonly used AAMP acronyms relating to practices at North American massage parlors).  AAMPs, as they are commonly known, are most typically found in large apartment complexes, although a few “float” in hotels. Part of the service consists […]

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WoWasis book review: ‘Yakuza: The Explosive Account of Japan’s Criminal Underworld’

If you’re looking for a comprehensive book that provides great insight on Yakuaza business, history, culture, scams, players, this book is it, even though it was first published in 1986. Where it falls short is in the area of Yakuza and prostitution, where frankly, it has a lot of it wrong. We’ll explain why, but […]

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