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Red-light District Crackdown

In the Guardian, Justin McCurry reports that Tokyo is cracking down on Kabukicho red-light district hawkers in a pre-Olympics cleanup

It is still early on a humid weekday evening but already this cabaret club in Tokyo's Kabukicho district is in full swing. At 20-minute intervals a different hostess arrives, takes her place next to her customer and goes to work: pouring drinks, lighting cigarettes and engaging in small talk. The lights dim and the chatter is interrupted by a troupe of female dancers whose routine only occasinally borders on the risqué. Read the article

 

Last modified on Monday, June 08, 2015

Published in: Dispatches

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