On the second floor of the press center, where the booths of the Olympic Committees of the countries participating in the Games are, there is an elder working as a safety guard. Kosaka Takaaki is called according to him puts on the identification of him. He is a very nice lord, until journalists begin to sniff where they should not be played and begins to curse in Japanese.
The man, assuming that wrinkles and bags in his eyes do not deceive, is quite more than 65 years old, the retirement age in Japan for those who have quoted at least 25 years. Every few minutes, after the ride of recognition for his stretch of the second floor, Kosaka sits down to rest, with his eyes lost towards the ground, as if he disconnected without closing his eyelids of what happens around him.
Kosaka is not the only one of his family working on the Olympic operative. He has a nephew who has participated as a model in a couple of ads on the games before they started. These days he can be found by moving from one side to another with the team that organizes the logistics of the buses that take the journalists to the headquarters.
The nephew will call him Yuki. She is not the real name of her but she is the one that appears on the page of the model agency that she went to work before the pandemic at a Kabukicho Host Club, the Red Barrio Tokyo.
Then the host clubs and hostesses appeared. Places where customers, men and women, pay to get drunk with the company and the fool of another person, pretty and with good guy, of the opposite sex. The night does not have to end up in a more intimate meeting if the host or hostess does not want.
Yuki earned his life entertaining the clients and encouraging them to spend a lot of money in his club. Because some wealthy Japanese women leave large sums of yen in male hosts in exchange for a night of good conversation with champagne, flirt and, often, sex.
"Japanese men are not very attentive and do not show their feelings, but the hosts treat you like a princess, I want me to pamper me and I do not care how much it costs," answered the client of one these clubs in a report published a couple of years by the AFP agency.
The arrival of the pandemic and the four states of emergency decreed by the Japanese Government in Tokyo, put on JACE to these nighttops of Tokyo. Now, with the dry law that after 20.00, all the bars are closed, directly the businesses of hosts have disappeared. For the moment. Because they will return when everything is normalized.
Yuki now looks for life working on the Olympic Games, who have been a good job out for many young people's unemployed who, like the host, take a good salary until Nipona night returns all its splendor.Updated Date: 27 July 2021, 07:44