GPod 24: Working At A Host Club In Japan
By Anthony Joh
As a follow up to a recent article about working as a hostess in Japan, I wanted to find out what it’s like for the men who work at a host club. I managed to track down an English speaking host, so we heard from the women now let’s hear from the men!
Originally from Japan but raised in America, Kirito recently came back to Japan and after being approached by a fellow host he decided to join the club. We discuss the many myths surrounding the host clubs, who the clients are and what kind of money can be made.
Unlike hostess clubs, there are very few foreigners who work at host clubs. Whether it’s due to language barriers, cultural differences or racial prejudices the world of male hosts remain predominantly Japanese.
My thanks to Kirito for taking the time to give us an insight into this uniquely Japanese pastime.