#1
I just found out about this little Japanese documentary, "The Great Happiness Space".

Basically, people are lonely in Japan, and most of the guys are very shy and unassertive. So "host bars" have become huge, where lonely girls go to pick out a guy for an expensive fantasy boyfriend experience... and it is not uncommon for the clients to spend a couple thousand dollars per "date".

This is all presented in a very honest and unbiased way, getting perspective from both the client and host. A woman says she broke up with her fiance to continue "dating" her host in hopes of marrying him one day, and another woman says she spent $5000 in one day. One host admits that he has become emotionally "numb" from his job, another says he experiences identity and personality issues from living out a fake persona all the time, and one even says he thinks his liver's f*cked from all the excessive drinking dates that are part of his job. They are basically emotional giggolos for lack of a better term. Here is the full movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL1pA0McgvM

Anyways, this is one of the most sad but eye opening (on a social perspective) things Ive seen in a while. What does it mean when selling emotional investment like this becomes a real business?
#3
So let me get this straight: Lonely women in Japan go and spend copious amounts of money to have fantasy encounters with the opposite sex that they can't get in real life?

That is exactly what prostitution is.

EDIT: ^
#7
I don't know why, but as time goes on, I just hate Japan more and more.
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#8
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Would this be the equivalent of an escort service in the US?

Sounds like it.

I got to get to Japan. Sounds like getting laid would be so easy.
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#9
I can see why suicide rates in Japan are so high. They used to be such a cool little island...
#10
Thats 1 depressing form of prostitution
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#11
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I can see why suicide rates in Japan are so high. They used to be such a cool little island...

Ah, thatuh stereotypu!
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#13
So pretty much just go to japan show alot of confidence and women are putty in your hands
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#14
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Ah, thatuh stereotypu!

That's the episode that converted me from a hater to a fan.
#15
oh I would totally be like

me big American man, you small Asian woman


bang bang bang

rinse, repeat
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#16
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oh I would totally be like

me big American man, you small Asian woman


bang bang bang

rinse, repeat

**** rinsing
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I hit 'em and they stay down
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#17
It looks like an interesting documentary, I might watch it later when I have time.

It can't be worse than that documentary on adult males that kept life size dolls as companions though : /