More often, it involves sex — child prostitution by another name.“We actually find regular bars uninteresting these days,” said one man in his 30s who was sitting at a wooden school desk in AKB High School, a cafe in Akihabara, a part of Tokyo known for its subcultures.“I got tired of regular bars with old women.”They admitted that the uniforms are a big part of the attraction. “The uniforms make them look one and a half times cuter than they actually are.”This is Japan’s shady “JK” or “high school dating” business.One business offers peep shows where girls between 15 and 17 years old sit in their school uniforms folding paper cranes, their legs arranged so their underwear was visible.
The practice of “high school dating” matches young girls with men much older than them. Sometimes this involves a walk around the block or a drink in a bar.
, are telephone-based dating services originating in Japan.