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What do hosts in Kabukicho eat after a night of working in Tokyo’s red-light district?

We try the breakfast of champions that fuels the night workers of the city.

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Middle school teacher moonlighting as host bar host arrested in Nagoya

Woman he illegally invited to come to his bar wasn’t who she initially seemed to be either.

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Tokyo to crack down on hostess/host bar advertising trucks by closing loophole

Metropolitan government may ask other parts of Japan to match its restrictions on adult entertainment advertising.

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Why is there a wrestling ring in the Underground Arena fighting bar in Kabukicho?

Investigating the underbelly of Tokyo in one of its most notorious districts.

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Why don’t hosts in Kabukicho approach our female reporter any more?

Back when she was younger she couldn’t get away from them, so we visit a host club to find out what’s going on. 

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 4: Not Like a Dragon

The fourth and final stop on Mr. Sato’s look at Kabukicho, the real-world Kamurocho.

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 3: Crazy Town

Stories of blood, cockroaches, and the old days of Kabukicho, Tokyo’s real-world Kamurocho.

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 2: Towards the Gray Darkness

Mr. Sato continues his night out in Kabukicho, the real-world Kamurocho.

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Is Tokyo’s real-world Kamurocho as dangerous as the Yakuza games’ setting? Mr. Sato investigates

Our ace reporter hits the streets in his Kiryu Kazama cosplay to talk to the people who know Kabukicho best.

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Idol singer from Keyakizaka46 says she’s now working as a Tokyo bar hostess

”This is a type of work I’ve really been longing to do.”

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Adult entertainment guidance center in Tokyo also serves up great curry【Taste test】

For when the hot, steamy action you’re craving is of the curry variety.

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Photos show otaku district’s iconic Kitchen Jiro restaurant has been replaced by something very different.

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How sexy is Japan’s for-bar-hostesses “sexy mask?” Let’s find out【Photos】

The Night Veil arrives at SoraNews24, but how much sexiness did it bring with it?

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Hooters closing original location in Japan as large-chested chain’s downsizing continues

In a country that loves breasts as much as Japan, how is Hooters failing?

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Tokyo plan to give 100,000 yen to residents who get infected with coronavirus sparks backlash

“So is this the start of the Coronavirus Challenge Lottery?” asks opponent of Shinjuku program.

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Japanese kimono maker creates alluring face mask for hostesses

Hidden design features add extra sex appeal when eating and drinking.

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All the charm and none of the hassle.

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Japanese Twitter user’s plan to open virtual beautiful hostess bar hits major snag【Video】

Everything starts out fine, but it turns out it’s impossible for this beautiful hostess to drink.

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Japanese bar hostess goes too far with the compliments, scares customer into going home

There’s a fine line between “Only this girl realizes how cool I am” and “There’s no way that should make anyone attracted to me.”

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The true, and truly weird, story of the time our hostess-bar-loving reporter went out for a drink, and couldn’t come back.

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