Tuesday, 28th July 2009
In General Japan News,
Hostess positions 'increasingly sought after'
Working as a hostess is an increasingly popular career choice as the recession continues to hold Japan in its grasp, it has been reported.
The New York Times noted that while such jobs have previously been seen as immodest, as times have become hard for some in Japan, more women are turning to such a role.
Hostesses work in bars and clubs and are responsible for ensuring that people - mostly men - in the venue have a good time, offering drinks, attention and conversation.
The girls who work as hostesses can often earn more money than they would in another temporary job in a bar or restaurant.
The newspaper commented that in Tokyo alone, there are around 13,000 places which offer late-night entertainment from hostesses or male hosts.
Many business people take clients to hostess venues to keep them entertained.
Kentaro Miura, who helps to manage seven clubs in Tokyo, told the source that being a hostess is seen as a glamorous job.
Written by Kimberley Homer.