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On The Line: Simon Ostrovsky and Jake Adelstein Discuss 'Schoolgirls for Sale in Japan'

VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky and contributor Jake Adelstein joined 'On The Line' to discuss the new documentary 'Schoolgirls for Sale in Japan.'
VICE News
8.4.15
asia & pacific

Inside a Tokyo JK Cafe (Excerpt from ‘Schoolgirls for Sale’)

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.
VICE News
7.29.15
japan

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.
VICE News
7.23.15
japan

Schoolgirls for Sale in Japan

Japan’s obsession with cutesy culture has taken a dark turn, with schoolgirls now offering themselves for “walking dates” with adult men. VICE News investigates.
VICE News
7.20.15
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One Night in the Insane Video Game Arcades of Akihabara

Akiba is Japan's sprawling strip where J-Pop blares constantly, girls dressed as French maids entice you up to 5F to play GameCube games with them, and everyone's lost and found at the same time.
Jonathan Beach
7.13.15
VICE vs Video games

One Night in the Insane Video Game Arcades of Akihabara

Akiba is Japan's sprawling strip where J-Pop blares constantly, girls dressed as French maids entice you up to 5F to play GameCube games with them, and everyone's lost and found at the same time.
Jonathan Beach
7.13.15
Asia

Schoolgirls for Sale in Japan (Trailer)

Coming soon: Japan’s obsession with cutesy culture has taken a dark turn, with schoolgirls now offering themselves for “walking dates” with adult men. VICE News investigates.
VICE News
7.13.15