Shobai

Shobai

(shō`bāī, shōbā`ī), in the Bible, family of temple doorkeepers.
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"Koritsuka o maneku 'seiji wa seiji, shobai wa shobai' rosen" [The attitude to separate politics and business will lead us to isolation].
(19.) Mackie explains that the literal translation of the term "water trade" from the Japanese "Mizu Shobai" is a "vague and euphemistic term for occupations connected with bars, entertainment, hostessing and sex work" (421).
Yoshimura, who joined Shochiku Studio in Kamata, Tokyo, as an apprentice in 1929, became assistant director to Yasujiro Shimazu and made his directorial debut with the first short film "Nukiashi Sashiashi Hijoji Shobai" (Stealthily Doing Business in Crisis), which he wrote in 1934.
Even these ladies engaged in "mizu shobai" (literally translated as "water business" but means the hostess trade), who are euphemistically referred to as "entertainers" or "talents," have to entertain themselves after a hard night's work.
The barrier between the fantasy world and everyday society has always been clearly defined either physically by red-light districts, or mentally by differentiating between women who worked in the mizu shobai and other women in society.(180) The worlds, however, are now merging into one.
Instead, by requiring registration, the law will push telephone clubs into the realm of the mizu shobai, where the police can monitor their activities.
In Japan's nightlife world, called the mizu shobai, women create a deliciously comfortable and ego-boosting environment for their male customers.
When Lisa was 22 years old, the mizu shobai became her world.
The CAR s Minister of transport - Shobai Abba Zain has held discussion on his country s setbacks related to infrastructure and the dearth of development projects in roads and railway sectors.
"Show by Shobai," a variety/quiz show, has been exported by the network, while the current quiz show "Magical Snow Power" provides another strong card in the ratings.