Neon signs in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment and red light district. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Neon signs in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment and red light district. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Neon signs in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment and red light district. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Japan’s sex industry stays open amid pandemic as workers and business owners weigh health with income

  • Despite requests to close, places like oral sex bars and S&M clubs remain open in Japan with sometimes little more than cursory hygiene measures in place
  • Dating apps are also more active, with users on apps like Tinder and Grindr reporting many more people on the search for hookups

Topic |   Japan
Neon signs in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment and red light district. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Neon signs in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment and red light district. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Neon signs in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment and red light district. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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