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Meet the $200,000-A-Night Gigolo

In Tokyo's "host clubs," Japanese women pay huge sums of money for the company of suave male hosts, then shower them with extravagant gifts

Credit: Vocativ Staff

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Japan’s nightlife is home to hundreds of “host clubs.” These are nightclubs where women pay men simply for their attention and affection. The gigolos can make as much as $200,000 a night. Not only do they get large tips from the female customers, but they’re also presented with lavish gifts ranging from expensive alcohol to designer clothing. Vocativ went to Japan and spoke to Hikaru Aizawa, who is perhaps the most famous Japanese host of all.

Japan’s nightlife is home to hundreds of “host clubs.” These are nightclubs where women pay men simply for their attention and affection. The gigolos can make as much as $200,000 a night. Not only do they get large tips from the female customers, but they’re also presented with lavish gifts ranging from expensive alcohol to designer clothing. Vocativ went to Japan and spoke to Hikaru Aizawa, who is perhaps the most famous Japanese host of all.

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