Japanese court says adultery OK if it’s for business purpose

Via Time:

Ruling suggests cheating on one’s spouse fine if there’s a financial incentive at stake



A Japanese court ruled that extramarital affairs are alright, so long as they’re done for business purposes.

According to the Japan Times, the Tokyo District Court ruled on a case where a man’s wife was seeking compensation from a night-club hostess who had a sexual relationship with the husband.

The court ruled the wife should not receive compensation because the hostess was engaging in the affair for business reasons: to retain the husband as a customer. This precedent could also apply to prostitution, a more direct type of sexual business transaction.