occupation, reserved exclusively for young women
and consisting of simple clerical
-making, and other surprisingly-to-the-westerner ineffectual duties.
Needless to say, to most western thought, this is a sexist concept, however the numbers of office ladies (aka OLs) in Japan are legion and these women are amongst the most free from societal convention of all Japanese. OLs also tend to have high disposable incomes, and like to enjoy life outside the workplace to the fullest.