Several ‘urisen’ parlours operate in Tokyo’s 2-chome gay district offering prostitution, the subject of a new, award-winning documentary. Photo: Connie Kurtew

‘Boys for Sale’: the dark world of Japan’s gay prostitution

Although technically not illegal, gay prostitution remains cloaked in secrecy, and a new film reveals the ‘boys’ themselves often have no idea about the health risks they are taking

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Several ‘urisen’ parlours operate in Tokyo’s 2-chome gay district offering prostitution, the subject of a new, award-winning documentary. Photo: Connie Kurtew
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