Monday, 3 May 2010

Who ya gonna call?

In the USA, if you have a problem and no-one else can help you can call the A Team. In Japan, you can call the MR Ladies, the operatives of the Mission Research Detective Agency. They investigate affairs, missing persons, absences from home, moral issues, stalkers, wiretapping, electromagnetic waves, and they also carry out pre-marriage investigations. Consultations are free. They take visa.

Detective agencies advertise freely in Japan. I get similar fliers every week. Japan is a country in which much is hidden. Conversations can be vague. Confrontations and showing anger are considered bad manners. Silence is often the answer to a difficult question. In order to avoid shame and embarrassment employing a professional to ferret out the truth may be an acceptable option. And judging from this leaflet, the people most in need of such services in Japan are women.