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The Japanese All-Girl Idol Group and Their Older Male Fan Base (Extra Scene From 'Schoolgirls for Sale')

In this extra scene, Simon Ostrovsky interviews a member of the all-girl idol group Akishibu about Japanese schoolgirl culture and their older male fan base.

by VICE News
Jul 23 2015, 5:02pm

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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 extra scene, Simon Ostrovsky interviews a member of the all-girl idol group Akishibu about Japanese schoolgirl culture and their older male fan base.

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