In the 80s & 90s, many couples met through newspaper classified ads.
Has what you found mislead you or been an accurate predictor?
At the same time, like folks in most other developed countries, Japanese people have been inundated with media from America and are avid travelers.
They are equally interested in Europe, and other parts of Asia like Taiwan, Thailand and Korea.
While it didn't seem out of the ordinary that teen boys wanted to meet girls their age, Simon explained that there were also men in their 40s and 50s who knew all of the band's lyrics and enthusiastically waved light sticks throughout the show.
Japanese culture is at times pretty much the exact reverse of western culture.How can you tell if a girl/guy likes you in a country where ‘yes’ can mean ‘no’?Or read peoples’ emotions where pretty much no-one wears their heart on their sleeve?'After sitting with her for seven to ten minutes, I told the camera I couldn't do it anymore because it was so awkward.' In action: A hidden camera in the JK business captured this man's 'rent-a-date' with a teen girl, and although their conversation was fairly innocent, these paid services can quickly escalate into something more The Vice News team used a hidden camera to capture another man during his 'rent-a-date', and while their conversation remained innocent, Simon admitted it was creepy to see an adult male so engaged with a teenage girl.Simon also took in a performance of one of Japan's many schoolgirl bands and noticed that the venue was packed with men of all ages, many of whom paid money to visit the girls after the show and meet them.A Japanese woman has bravely revealed the dark side of the country's schoolgirl culture after she was recruited to go on 'walking dates' with adult men - before being coerced into prostitution as a teen. 'The strange thing is that a lot of people look at Japanese culture and think this is all role playing,' Simon said. During the documentary, Simon visited a small JK business where he learned that he would be able to sit down and chat with a teen girl and get his fortune told for 3,000 yen, which is roughly .