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Japan's obsession with cutesy culture has taken a dark turn, with schoolgirls now offering themselves for "walking dates" with adult men. In our exclusive investigation, VICE News takes you to one of Tokyo's busiest neighborhoods, where girls solicit clients in their school uniforms, to a concert performed by a band of schoolgirls attended by adult men to behind the scene, where schoolgirls involved in the rent-a-date industry reveal how they've been coerced into prostitution.
In this excerpt, Simon Ostrovsky goes inside a 'JK Cafe' in Akihabara, Tokyo where high-school aged schoolgirls are paid to provide company to men of all ages.