Perhaps you haven’t been following the “Keiko scandal,” essentially a 26-year-old University student publicly looking for young white men to come to Tokyo and sleep with her. In Keiko Hikono’s own words, “I have a nice apartment in Ochanomizu and you are welcome to stay with me if you are UNDER 35 and YOU ARE NICE LOOKING and YOU ARE WHITE. You can save your hotel cost (a lot in Tokyo!) and we can have fun!”
The idea is to email her some information and a picture of yourself, hopefully leading to an invitation to stay with her, speed dating for casual encounters gone digital. Unfortunately, she snared an employee of UBS AG’s Sales & Trading department, who then tried to recall the email he sent her:
From : Ashley.Harding@ugb.us
To : Keiko
Sent : Friday, October 13, 2006 9:02 PM
Subject : Recall: Great website!
Harding, Ashley would like to recall the message, “Great website!”.
This communication is issued by UGB AG and/or affiliates to institutional investors; it is not for private persons. This is a product of a sales or trading desk and not the Research Dept. Opinions expressed may differ from those of other divisions of UGB , including Research. UGB may trade as principal in instruments identified herein and may accumulate/have accumulated a long or short position in instruments or derivatives thereof. UGB has policies designed to negate conflicts of interest. This e-mail is not an official confirmation of terms and unless stated, is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell. Any prices or quotations contained herein are indicative only. Communications may be monitored.
© 2006 UGB . All rights reserved. Intended for recipient only and not for further distribution without the consent of UGB.
Keiko tells us that she censored the name and company information, but a trivial search in Google shows that the disclaimer is a standard footer for Union Bank of Switzerland: Aktiengesellschaft. I can only ask–why does an investment banker feel so lonely that he needs to email a girl in Japan for a sexual encounter? And why would he do it from work? Certainly using UBS’s computer systems to look for sex would be a violation of their professional ethics.
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