Japan’s Number One Hostess Crowned in Hostess Election Event

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Hostess clubs are a prominent part of Japanese nightlife, providing a space where men can pay for the attention and flirtatious conversation of hostesses as the alcohol flows. But most people would readily admit that the world of hostess clubs has a darker side. Still, in recent years both host and hostess clubs have also gained some standing in popular culture.

At a recent contest held in Tokyo to coincide with the release of the film ‘Judas’, the ‘True Number One Hostess’ was crowned out of 5,500 entries from all over Japan. Netizens agree that she seems an unlikely winner with her girl-next-door looks, but most agree that she is a good choice for the crown.

From Model Press:

Legendary Hostess General Election Takes Place: The True Number One is Decided

On January 26, ‘The Legendary Hostess General Election’, an event to decide the true number one hostess, took place in Tokyo.

The event was also held to commemorate the release of the movie ‘Judas’, in which a hostess club is featured, and there were some 5,500 hostesses who entered the competition from all over Japan. Based on voting that took place online and through nominations for over a month from November 20, 2012, 29 girls made it through to the final round. On the day of the final, for one day only ‘club Judas’ was opened, and after serving the customers, the final vote was held, and the true number one hostess was selected.

The final 29 girls gather for a group photograph.

The final 29 girls gather for a group photograph.

It was Akane Manami, who works in a club called Zuu Tokyo, that stood out in the grand prix. Akane, who showed off her beautiful legs and bust in a white mini-dress, welled up with tears as she commented with joy:”It’s like a dream. I was so nervous that I couldn’t sleep last night. Is it really right that someone like me should get this prize…’

Akane face shot number one hostess Japan

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In addition, Misaki Ayame, who plays the lead role in the film, the actor Itao Itsuji, and the writer of the novel, ‘Judas’, Tachibana Kurumi also attended the event. About Manami’s win, Misaki commented, ‘I’m so happy for her. Please, go back to the club you work in and tell them all about today’s tale of triumph!’, while Itao made the audience laugh, saying, ‘Since she’s won the grand prix here, I’d like her to enter the next R-1 grand prix [a competition for solo stand-up comedians]!’. Furthermore, Tachibana gave her thoughts on the day, saying ‘At the end of the competition, Manami cried so beautifully, I was moved.’

Ayame recieves her certificate from Misaki.

Ayame Manami receives her certificate from Misaki Ayame.

From Left: Tachibana Kurumi, winner Akane Manami, Misaki Ayame, and Itao Itsuji.

From Left: Tachibana Kurumi, winner Akane Manami, Misaki Ayame, and Itao Itsuji.

◆ ‘I don’t want to have you taken from me by Dan Mitsu

The film ‘Judas’ is based on Tachibana Kurumi’s autobiographical novel, a bestseller that sold around 3,000,000 copies through it’s shocking realism and the overwhelming charm of the ‘bad herione’. Misaki plays a high-school girl called Erika, who fights her way after jumping into the lustful world of hostess clubs, under the name ‘Kurumi’. Itao plays a man called Saeki, a customer of Erika’s (Misaki) who embodies lust and the light and dark sides of wealth. Though she reigns as the number one hostess in the club, manipulating men and earning huge amounts of money, the fear and solitude that lurk in Erika’s heart are portrayed in detail.

Another group photo with Tachibana, Akane, Misaki and Itao in front.

On the release of the film, Misaki took to stage in a long, low-cut red dress, and said ‘Today I came here in character’, and she also nestled up to Itao. The previous day, Itao, who has just featured in a film where Dan Mitsu plays the lead role, said ‘Recently I’m getting a lot of roles like this (where I’m surrounded by women)…’, to which came Misaki’s decisive comeback, ‘I don’t want to have you taken away by Dan Mitsui’. Continuing, Itao said laughing, ‘Today’s she’s made me feel really good. But women really are frightening’, and amidst all the fun, the evening ended.

Comments from Hamusoku.com:

ハムスターちゃんねる:

She looks like Nagasawa Masami.

ハムスター名無し:

Not bad!

ハムスターちゃんねる:

She doesn’t seem like a hostess. She’s just cute.

ハムスター名無し:

She’s better than those girls who looked like hostesses in the coming of age ceremony the other day.

ハムスター名無し:

Compared to the girls behind her she’s really really cute.

ハムスター名無し:

Next…! She’s cute, though…

ハムスター名無し:

Nah, I’d keep her.

ハムスター名無し:

I was expecting something outrageous, but, she’s actually pretty. Still, is she happy to get this kind of title?

ハムスターちゃんねる:

She’s beautiful, but things get complicated when I think that she’d take all my money. Still, she’s prettier than the celebrities there.

ハムスター名無し:

I’m disturbed because she looks cute in a normal kind of way.

ハムスターちゃんねる:

A lot of hostesses are like this…worrying.

ハムスターちゃんねる:

She’s on a different level to those number one high school girls from wherever in Kanto

ハムスターちゃんねる:

She’s cute, just right.

ハムスター名無し:

She’s waaay cute.

ハムスター名無し:

I didn’t expect this, but I’ll keep her.

ハムスターちゃんねる:

I don’t know, but if you want to drink with a girl who’s cute in a normal way, then is it necessary to go to a hostess club? If you going to the trouble of going there, I think it’s better to have a sense of surrealism, even if she’s really gaudy.

ハムスターちゃんねる:

For a woman, this seems like a really embarrassing prize to get.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chinaportrait CHINA

    Cute now, but all that alcohol, cigarette smoke and lack of sunlight is going to make them look 70 by the time they turn 30.

    • tonkotsu

      with the way many japanese girls do their makeup nowadays, they look 30+ when they’re actually in their early 20′s… not sure why that trend continues…

    • dk2020

      oh yes .. but that big shit cloud of pollution over China is just fine and doesn’t effect Chinese people’s health at all .. These Japanese girls are way more kawaii than Chinese girls who are ratchet as hell..

      • EightNineBall

        Good call, the guy should show us how he looks.

        Don’t take “CHINA”‘s words to heart bro. The guy isn’t even ethnically Chinese, let alone “China” Chinese. Just have a good look at his post history. I’m not really sure what Japan has done to him, but he was most likely snubbed off for good reason.

        Another way to see if they are Chinese or not is to see what they say about Japanese looks, (particularly Japanese girls *winks). Making fun of how Japanese look is the same as making fun of how Chinese look since both look so similar, and generally Chinese know this and vice versa. There’s even studies to verify this. Besides, most Chinese (girls and boys) like how Japanese look and present themselves. Most youngsters take fashion cues right off from Japanese fashion gurus and celebrities and their brands are quite popular.

        I’d say all the girls are very cute here. Maybe I’m biased since girl with the long permed hair and black purse looks very much like a foreign student I have a crush on lol.

        • http://www.facebook.com/chinaportrait CHINA

          I am mildly amused at the reactionary reply by @dk2020:disqus . My comment was solely directed at the topic of conversation here: HOSTESSES. Not Japanese girls in general, whom I agree are extraordinarily gorgeous.

          I used to live in Tokyo – Shibuya – and can attest to Japan’s female talent. But I can also attest to what imbibing incalculable quantities of hard liquor and breathing in near-fatal levels of cigarette smoke on a nightly basis and never seeing natural sunlight for years on end do to a hostesses’ looks in just a few years: from hot to not.

          So, not sure how this turned into a Chinese V Japanese debate, but no comparison intended on my part. Just pointing out a fact about the longevity, or lack thereof, of Japanese hostess’ “beauty”: all those girls above are going to look like grandmas by 30.

          • EightNineBall

            Fair enough. Thank you for clarifying. My apologies for not reading and comprehending your comment. My brain just malfunctioned and it was really I that should have taken a good, hard look at your posts. I only read the part about you having lived in Japan. You didn’t really patronize them.

            I’m sorry for all the snide and possibly defamatory remarks on an otherwise balanced individual.

            And you’re right. This shouldn’t be yet another Japanese vs Chinese debate since that’s been done to death. Experience with postings from both groups indicate that the physical appearance of the other is rarely, if ever given a negative comment. I think both people just appreciate beautiful people :)

            Cheers.

          • dk2020

            They might look old at 30 but they look better than Chinese girls is my point :) I know hostesses and they don’t look old just by working at a hostess bar are you really that stupid to believe that? Thats my opinion from knowing Japanese and Chinese girls in SoCal .. Chinese dudes are fugly too.. Chinese people got mad acne .. don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house ya bish .. bai chi gar ni yaaaah! LOL ..

          • EightNineBall

            The user CHINA is not Chinese.

            All the hostesses were attractive. I do know Japanese and Chinese girls and boys. Good friends and good people too. One isn’t better than the other. In fact, aside from cultural aspects/behavior, language and fashion sense, I’d say they are quite similar. Indistinguishable, in fact. :)

            Now regarding CHINA’s statement, it’s not a Chinese vs Japanese debate. A misread by me.

          • dk2020

            Another white guy perpetrating that he’s Asian online because he lives in Asia? SMH, being Korean I can distinguish between Japanese and Chinese, and what he’s saying is straight ignorant then ..

          • EightNineBall

            Are you talking about CHINA? Well, to be fair, he never specifically said he was Chinese. I think he’s calling himself “CHINA” because of his book and well, he’s more informed than I initially gave him credit for.

            I can understand that some non-Asians can’t tell the difference between the 3 different ethnicities. But when the CIA once found it practically impossible to identify the 2 ethnicities on appearance alone, when Chinese and Japanese constantly mistaken one for the other and most importantly, when a whole study backs up the similarities in phenotype of the Chinese and Japanese, I think I’d be too hard on westerners if I were angry they can’t tell the difference too. Most Japanese admit they can’t tell the difference. It’s more often Chinese who say they can but many also say it’s hard to tell. Too much overlap.

            Well then, Koreans must have some special powers that we somehow lack. I wish I had those abilities or like to believe I have them too :)

          • dk2020

            OIC .. ahaha, maybe I was wrong about him .. you seem like a good dude too no offense to you .. I’m just tried of the Chinese bashing on Japanese and Koreans on here like they are bullies .. peace bro.

          • EightNineBall

            Peace. I’m tired of it too, particularly against the Japanese. Outside from the odd Chinese individuals, I don’t see much bashing towards Koreans. But what the hell do I know? I’m quite detached from Asian nationalists, except for the Chinese and the Japanese.

            I respect ya like an older bro and you’ve got guts to show your face. Is that your daughter? She’s cute. Actually, it was I that was wrong about him and I’ve apologized.

            No offense taken. I think you’ll rest easier now that you know most Chinese don’t bash on Japanese appearance but admire them. That’s like spitting on our own faces and anyone who makes such a claim, rest assured, isn’t Chinese :)

          • dk2020

            Yeah I’m just trolling the Chinese because China’s post offended me .. ahaha peace ..

          • EightNineBall

            Yeah, I know. Peace out, bro :)

          • linette lee

            Bai chi gar ni ya you too. Ta ma de. You stupid.

          • HorridHenry

            Learn to type Chinese asshole

        • dk2020

          Bro, thats whats funny when the Chinese insult the Japanese or say Koreans all need plastic surgery and they are grosss looking themselves .. don’t get me wrong I have ABC friends but I’ve never been attracted to Chinese girls because most of them are fugly .. thats my opinion ..

          • EightNineBall

            Actually I’ve never seen Chinese insult Japanese using words like ugly and vice versa.

            It’s mainly jabs at history and character. Alas, I can’t deny the Korean needing plastic surgery rumor because of “one” individual here, but the truth is most seem to think Koreans look good.

            If you really did want to know, I’ve heard them actually favoring
            Japanese boys/girls when compared to everyone else. From my
            understanding, there was a poll on the nationality/ethnicity they found
            most attractive outside their own, in which Japan led by a significant
            margin. Heck, I have a crush on a Japanese girl myself, but so do all
            the other boys :)

            Bro, no one should judge your opinion since that’s yours alone and I respect that. From the viewpoint of most Japanese and Chinese, we look too similar to compare. There’s even research establishing this as fact. However, when it comes to the wardrobe, I think the Japanese definitely have the Chinese beat. But then again, they have everyone else beat.

          • dk2020

            Well, of course I’m biased too because I have had Japanese ex girlfriends that were hostesses LMAO ,, and no, they are not prostitutes SMH .. Koreans are more similar to Japanese in looks and culture than the Chinese that i believe we have the same ancestors .. I think thats been proven by genetic tests that just came out ..

          • EightNineBall

            That’s O.K. We all have our biases. Although I’m not being biased here :)

            I’m just laying out what I know and I can see why you’re offended. Hostesses aren’t prostitutes, I don’t think so too.

            Your belief is most likely true, it’s my belief too.But then again I’m just a student. All I’m saying is Chinese and Japanese are very similar, and it’s actually acknowledged, sometimes begrudgingly but that’s how it is. The use of “ugly” to describe Japanese women isn’t Chinese like. I think most Chinese don’t use ugly much :)

          • dk2020

            I think you’re seeing it from rose colored glasses bro .. thats cool though .. ahaha aiiish wakanooo tomodachi ..

          • EightNineBall

            Actually, it’s not rose colored glasses. I don’t think begrudging the other and fighting is rose colored glasses. Nor the fact that outside of politics and history, the 2 get on well.

            Quick edit to clear some misunderstandings. Don’t get me wrong. They don’t think Japanese are smelly. They think everyone ‘below them stinks’ but then again, it’s just arrogance by a few individuals.

            As for onsens, I heard the Japanese left behind this culture to the Taiwanese, and it’s seeping in popularity in China. It’s a good thing to learn from them. Fun fact. Yushinden is a bath room specially reserved for the Japanese Imperial Family. That name itself is taken from a Chinese, not Korean classic. Also, there is no Korean equivalent to the stringed lute instruments of the Japanese Shamisen, but the Chinese have one. The main difference is the culture, government inclinations and economic status of both groups. Otherwise, very similar :)

          • dk2020

            Hmmmm, good points man .. alright no more trolling Chinese from me ahaha I’m wrong and stubborn I admit that LOL ..

          • EightNineBall

            Nah, you aren’t stubborn bro. Stubborn people don’t listen to others. And if you were trolling Chinese, I didn’t feel it. This particular article is about Japanese so my bad for talking way too much about the Chinese.

            To be fair, I tried including the Japanese in whenever I can.

          • dk2020

            Yeah dude, you don’t know much about Koreans then lols .. opinions are all subjective though ..

          • EightNineBall

            Admittedly, I don’t since I don’t know that many Koreans IRL. But well, I’m trying to learn more.

            With Japanese, it’s much easier since I already have Japanese friends and was interested in their culture as a child. There’s a club in the campus which allows us to interact. It’s all a matter of asking and getting to know each other. I’ve found I feel very comfortable around them and we have a lot in common. What I’ve further learned is that both Japanese and Chinese are inward looking people which is rare. But we’re also interested in other cultures, and love to travel. Japanese are much more well behaved overseas though. But then again, they put everyone else to shame since they’re often voted the world’s best tourists. :)

            Opinions are subjective, that’s why I don’t look too much into it. However, what I’ve said about perceptions of appearance is pretty much the truth. As for physically looking alike, it really is hard to tell based on appearance alone. There was a study confirming how the face structure of both groups often overlap and are similar outside of cultural cues. With the exception of Jomon though who are quite different. That’s the opinion of a majority of Japanese and Chinese too so yeah, insulting the other group as “ugly” isn’t common.

          • linette lee

            The Koreans don’t have any culture, language, wardrobes, instruments, holidays, and traditon of their own. They are just copies of ancient Chinese. hahahahahhahaa…..lol

          • dk2020

            One thing we didn’t copy is your nasty annoying tonal language and bad hygiene, thats the main factor that makes us different .. eat chicken feet, thousand year old egg, and durian and go back in your coffin cage home and stfu ya bish..

          • linette lee

            You faggot, go eat more kimchee and dogs and cats and worms.

            I heard korean men beat their wives on the street. They only beat women. They won’t dare to beat American. I’ll kick your ass faggots.

          • dk2020

            LMAO … you are built like a man Linette but I doubt you can take a fade with me .. they won’t dare beat to American? well I’m American da faq u trying to say you fob?? TROLOLOLOL

          • The Korean

            You’re right. Our disgusting dog-eating habits and short temperament must also originate from China as well.

            Thank you for clearing that up for me.

          • dk2020

            I’ve never ate dog before .. but I’ll try it just to spite you :) they eat cats also in China .. jjankgae ssibaloma .. 어디 줄신이에?

          • EightNineBall

            Come on, surely even you don’t believe that. Why the unnecessary Korean bashing? Why not just cool it and appreciate that Chinese are Chinese, Japanese are Japanese and Koreans are Koreans and all have cultures and behaviors that make each unique while being proud of your own. That way, there would be no need to unnecessarily fling dirt at someone else.

          • dk2020

            Thanks eight .. thats what I’ve been tryin to say .. I don’t hate Chinese .. just Linette .. ;)

          • EightNineBall

            You’re welcome dk. I know you don’t, and actually have a lot of respect for ya and to me, you’re a good person no matter what others say. Trolls who are truly racist, hateful or actually do have malicious intent, I know them well.

            I think it’s best to just ignore linette, and she should do the same. I think all this bickering isn’t doing anyone any favors, especially to yourselves. Life’s too short and too precious to waste away fighting unnecessary battles. Cheers :)

          • linette lee

            I will stop criticizing when his people stop stealing and ripping off things and cultures from Chinese and claiming it as their own. The Chinese need to charge them copyright fee. And that kimkumkimmonmida language is giving me a headache. ;)

          • dk2020

            ..

          • besudesu

            dk, you’re not usually like this, but I did ask you to tone it down. I’ll ask you again.

          • dk2020

            alright besu chan I admit I’m a troll and I have no shame! lols .. but when has it ever really been friendly on any of these sites, theres always hostility ,, chinasmack being the worst example .. its ironic for us judging the ignorant netizens 2chan ilbe etc .. when we are the same way! lols, at least they are the same ethnicity so theres some unity there ahaha .. I did go overboard trolling Linette I’ll stop .. it was entertaining for me gomen nasai ..

          • linette lee

            han ming tang soy sauce panda express dynasties………………

            hahahah..lol You crazy. Go read more history about east asia little boy. North korea and USa are both responsible for fxcking up korea also. You have your own people koreans to blame also. China got involved only because of USA invading China’s border. dah……

            You and your kpop…..hahahahhahahhaa…
            Do they have medicine to treat this illness? Obsessive Kpopsive disorder. Prozac or zoloft? Xanax also. hahhahaha…lol

          • dk2020

            why did China help North Korea? Because of COMMUNISM bai chi ..smh ..

          • linette lee

            No, When North and south korea were having war, usa sided with south korea and invaded into North korea closing in to China’s border. Usa is not friendly with China and russia. China don’t want usa stationed near or anywhere close to China’s border. China warned usa to back out a bit but Usa forwarded. So China blow Usa back into South korea. Now usa stationed in south korea. If Usa wasn’t so arrogant and got too close to China, your country would be under one government the south. China wouldn’t care.

          • dk2020

            are you in denial that china is communist and is responsible for communism in asia? are you serious? you’re making excuses because you’re hongky and you want mainstream acceptance in the world which I’m telling you most people don’t believe in communism it doesn’t work .. I’m done with you linette I said I’ll stop and i will ..

          • besudesu

            Linette, you need to stop this or you’re going to get banned. You’re filling up the comment threads with petty sniping. If you really believe that Koreans have ‘stolen’ everything from China, then you’re not as smart as I thought you were. Of course the alternative is that you’re just trolling for attention. So either stop it and engage with the people here sensibly, or you’re going to get banned.

          • linette lee

            I don’t see you ban Chucky when he blames everything on Chinese and Japanese flaming war on the internet and insulting the Chinese calling them criminals. He will even copy and paste only articles that serve to back up his racist remarks defaming the Chinese on websites. I can copy and past tons of article on the internet to call Koreans thieves and criminals and murderers too. Go ban Chucky also.

          • besudesu

            I’ve warned Chucky in the past too. Go read our moderation policy. If you guys want to talk about your views on East Asian issues, even if I disagree with you, then that’s entirely up to you. While Chucky may be a nationalist, he does generally try to back up his arguments. But there is absolutely no excuse for making things personal in the way that you have in the past few days. I won’t tolerate it.

          • linette lee

            While Chucky may be a nationalist, he does generally try to back up his arguments….

            So you mean all I need to do is copy and paste articles about Korean’s culture are copies of chinese with so much similarities then is okay. Copy and paste articles about koreans doing crime and their crime rate and just post it here. Post all the articles about koreans invading other people country killing spree and raping….going to south east asia have fun and abundant their half blood kids denying them of financial support…. etc…etc…Korean plagiarizing Usa military weapons…blablabla

            Are you sure you want me to expose the koreans posting the truth about the koreans on this site like that? It won’t be pretty. I am not crazy and low class like chucky. When I see nationalists like chucky bark defaming Chinese I just make fun of the koreans and tell him to get lost. I don’t waste time to post garbage.

          • besudesu

            Linette, trolling me is useless.

          • linette lee
          • dk2020

            you’re fugly linette and you have bad oily skin.. I would choose miss korea over your busted ass any day .. :) why do u keep changing your profile pic ya bish .. show how ugly you are to compare bai chi .. you’re an example of a butt ugly gross average lookin chinese girl hongky .. haha dummy using celebs to compare you’re a moron ..

          • Kate

            This is unnecessary and mean. She isn’t ugly and you’re being a straight up jerk. She was never involved in this discussion until you unecessarily started calling her ugly. You can do better then attacking someone personally like that.

          • dk2020

            Katey ssi, that’s my whole argument with Linette .. she can say all this bad stuff making all these generalizations about Koreans and Korean culture saying we all need plastic surgery and we’re so fake and superficial when she isn’t that good looking to begin with and she’s just as superficial worrying about what Westerners think about China and that China is so great, when in reality most Americans have a low opinion of Chinese because of their politics, so more irony and hypocrisy, and I know I’m hurting her feelings :) and I admit I am a jerk. Respect is a two way street and until she starts showing me and Koreans some respect she is my example of the average Chinese girl..

          • Kate

            Haven’t you ever heard the qoute, “Don’t argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience”?

          • dk2020

            Well have you heard the Korean saying .. pido noon mul upsuh? – even though I bleed I won’t cry and you won’t win an argument with a Korean because we’re so stubborn hehe .. aiiiish, I like baiting Linette her replies are hilarious because she gets so indignant and upset .. let me have my fun Kate … please chingoo! Lately I have been going on kB and jC just to troll and vent ..

          • linette lee

            You, bai chi, Go get anger management therapy. such a typical korean. Your poor wife. I bet she won’t even touch you if you pay her $1000 for 15 minutes, in your case probably last only 1 minute. You loser. I have plenty of boyfriends stupid.

            I have friends who are psychiatrist. You need an appointment?

            Don’t let me catch you at the HK cafe. You stupid. Nei lo mo.

          • dk2020

            I mostly go to JR cafe Boston cafe and Tasty Garden in Monterey Park CA off Valley Blvd .. please catch me slipping .. damn Linette you actin gangsta .. I heard you’re from 14K huh?

            lols u keep changing your reply .. u mad? LOLOLOL bai chi .. I’m not angry at all because your dumb opinion doesn’t offend me ahaha I enjoy trollin you though Linette because you’re an easy target ..

          • Butsu

            I have some really hot Chinese friends. Now, I won’t go round and flap their pictures around, try to take my word for it though.

          • dk2020

            Like I’ve said my opinion is subjective from the Chinese people I know and it’s probably is because I don’t like China’s politics and hypocrisy that I have a negative view of them .. you can keep your hot Chinese friends I don’t need them ahaha I’d rather have Japanese friends is my point ..

      • linette lee

        Why don’t you go get a life. what?? You don’t get no lovin from your wifey? Can’t get laid? You look like a loser you probably have to pay your wife just to get laid. I don’t blame her. Must be hard to tolerate you. Loser.

        • dk2020

          LMAO do you even have a boyfriend? Don’t worry my girl gives me good love ;) eres es idiota puta .. uh paying the wifey to get laid, you think up some stupid lame shit smh .. maybe in HK but not in the US dummy ..

          • linette lee

            Tu eres maricon. Tu no tienes cojones.

          • dk2020

            Chino cochino .. ahaha how many Latinos in HK? lame ass fob making up shit again .. I know many hynas that love Koreans and love Kpop that they learn Korean .. thats out of love and respect .. Puro Coreano Latinos like my kids .. you wouldn’t know anything about that .. you don’t have any boyfriends quit lying you’re too fugly ahahaha .. damn your profile pic I can’t zoom in on your greasy face

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awB5h-4ve4Q

          • besudesu

            Guys, this is getting a bit out of hand. I don’t think that insulting each other on a personal level is necessary, particularly when it gets this offensive. Tone it down. Go look at the snowmen pictures.

          • dk2020

            the ends to a mean but gomen nasai besu chan .. you can delete all my posts that are offensive I don’t mind .. I won’t get personal with Linette if she quits being racist and quits promoting China as the best country in the world because obviously i have a difference of opinion ..

          • besudesu

            arigatou ne, dk san (^ – ^)

          • dk2020

            again you’re calling me gay and I have no balls really? okay .. smh, you’re doing it wrong ms. wong ..

          • linette lee

            Is that your little sister in your photo? Thank god she doesn’t look like you and look much better than you. I will feel sorry for anyone look like you. maricon.

          • dk2020

            LOLOLOL, my omma and my girl still love me and they think I’m handsome so that’s all the approval I need .. damn you look like a ladyboy in your pic with big ole wrinkle bags under your eyes its gross .. nevermind zoom back out fugly bigfoot cochino ..ahahaha hell yeah I’m gay .. gay as in happy ahaha .. smh, are you really tryin to emasculate me?? Muahahaha ..

          • EightNineBall

            Folks, just chill out. At this point, it’s just personal insults and hardly contributory. Beth’s already requested a stop to this pointless bickering. So why not just cool it and go do/read something else? If this continues any further, this topic would reach 300 comments with nothing but flame.

            There’s been a few people complaining about this, so I think it’s good courtesy to respect their wishes.

            You know it’s possible to just ignore the other.

          • besudesu

            Thanks eight. I’m going to have to spend all my spare time deleting pointless arguments now.

  • Akira

    I’m Japanese, but almost all the article on this site including this are poorly translated.
    I don’t know who the editor is but you guys suck. I have seen you intentionally edited articles, especially ones about the relationship with China/Korea ( for example this article was shortened and some parts were untranslated http://www.japancrush.com/2012/stories/japanese-writer-praises-korean-restaurant-serving-leftovers.html )

    • besudesu

      In which case, Akira, please point out where you think these edits appeared or any mistranslations. I can assure you that the translation is as close as possible, and there are no omissions. If these indeed do exist as you claim, then they are most certainly not intentional; to err is human. I can also assure you that all the articles you can read here are all articles that attract huge online attention. We’re not in the business of representing Japan, we’re in the business of transparently translating Japanese internet trends.

      • poko

        It seems like that there are only two translators on japan crush?
        There are so many “matome” 2ch site and each site updates 2-3 new topics everyday. It’s nearly impossible to keep translating a bunch of them…

        • besudesu

          We generally translate whichever article is the most popular of the day, using metrics like comment numbers, access rankings, number of re-tweets, and on. But you’re right, poko, we don’t have many contributors at the moment, so if anyone would like to join us, use the contact form.

  • Reila90

    Standard. 6.5/10

    • Pid

      If you’re as pretty as in your avatar, then you should join haha

    • http://www.facebook.com/anabelenruiz90 Ana Belen Ruiz

      says the beauty queen, right?

  • Pid

    Someone might need educate me, but what exactly does these hostess clubs do? They offer service like geisha’s in modern times? Like entertainment/escort girl without sex? I think it’s always a bit shady, some clubs at least. Do these men go to these clubs instead of going home to their wives?

    • EightNineBall

      You got it They are basically modern day geishas and are part of Japan’s water trade. I think they are also the inspiration behind similar practices in Korea and China with some differences.

      It’s actually quite common practice amongst the Japanese businessmen to go out with colleagues and well, get drunk.

    • http://twitter.com/Caaaal Callum

      Remember though, they have host clubs for girls to enjoy mens’ company too.

  • Mika M

    she looks so…angelic! w

    • besudesu

      I know….she doesn’t seem like a typical hostess.

  • linette lee

    This hostess is very pretty. She reminds me of fala chen.

    http://i1.jpopasia.com/news/2/5608-zsypq3pad6.jpg

    • EightNineBall

      I think she’s really pretty too. :)

  • hun

    cannot read one article with comments actually discussing about the topic instead we get shitheads talking about china/japan/korea muther of fucking god. i am tired of this SHIT.

    • Pokochan

      Get used to it. Thats how chinese and koreans are trolling us in every single second all over the world. Its whats meant to be a japanese nowadays.

      • dk2020

        hun is a vietnamese refugee .. but its funny he never speaks on being vietnamese so I think he’s lying ..

        • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

          must he curse you in Vietnamese in order to convince you?

          • dk2020

            No, but users on here you can pretty much tell what race they are from them talking from experience. I wear my heart on my sleeve and you can tell what I’m like by my posts. A couple of people have problems with my opinion but I make no excuses for it, It’s just funny to me he brought up being a vietnamese refugee when he was trolling me but I can’t tell from any of his posts that he’s vietnamese .. he never talks about vietnamese culture or food which all my viet friends do when talking about life ..

          • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

            Yes, I notice that you have to defend yourself quite a lot on here and koreaBANG, almost as if they are targeting you specifically.

          • hun

            Yes, it would make perfect sense to talk about vietnamese culture on china/japan/korea blogs. Good observation. I don’t speak about me being vietnamese because really.. does it even matter what ethnicity i am? So what if a guy is korean or vietnamese he’s still human. What i don’t really get is why you want me to talk more about myself when articles like this pertains nothing to viets. You don’t have to believe that im vietnamese because it doesnt fit your perception of what a viet person is supposed to be like

            “he never talks about vietnamese culture or food which all my viet friends do when talking about life” (freakin hilarious btw)

            but you can’t really prove that im not either. I guess my little story from long ago had little effect on you because you clearly did not get what i was trying to portray at which was “don’t act superior than others just because you suffered as there is always someone else out there that suffered more than you”, i was not trying to convey that i was superior than you in anyway but to make you understand that you’re not that special, no one is but in the end i guess you thought i was trolling you.

          • dk2020

            Being Asian though and your experiences does give you more insight than white people on these blogs and Vietnam does come up sometimes.. The funny thing is I don’t play the victim role because of my bad experiences and I don’t say I’m better than anyone else .. I was just being defensive because that little Korean fob kid was talking down on me because I’m gyopo .. how do you feel about Koreans in the Vietnam war, the ROK investing in Vietnam heavy nowadays and the migrant wives? I want to see stronger ties between Korea and SE Asia for peace and prosperity ..

          • hun

            In no way does my experiences give me more insight then say a white expat in China about chinese culture and environment there. You did and that is why i responded to you from long ago. You’re being defensive because of a little kid?, that just means you degraded yourself and put urself on their level, it doesn’t make you any better than the trolls you respond to. How do i feel about the South Koreans in the vietnam war? I honestly don’t care, they did horrible things(as many other countries did) but it’s in the past so theres no reason to bring it up. What i find disturbing however is a lot of korean nationalists always wanting japan to pay reparations and an apology from them even though they did both many times already and the korean government used the money to build up their economy instead of informing and giving it to the people but in Korea-Vietnams case the korean president only gave regret instead of a full out apology which i personally find hypocritical but still vietnam didn’t really care. ROK investing in Vietnam – a lot of countries are so rok isnt that special. Migrant wives are usually very poor so they do what they have to do to survive but the korean soon to be husbands are known to be very violent/aggressive at least from what i heard.

            You keep bringing up Vietnam but you got to realize that i have no affinity for the current vietnamese regime. Most vietnamese families that are living in America or other countries are pretty much anti-vietnam. So stop saying it like Vietnam = Me or some shit.

          • dk2020

            I agree with you alright then bro peace .. its not going to stop me from saying my piece .. I actually go on this blogs expecting to get in an argument now .. doesn’t faze me and I really don’t care what other people think of me now .. its just the internets ..

          • hun

            First of all you accuse me of something but with no proof, second you accuse all viets to act a certain way then you change the actual subject we were supposed to talk about and now you agree with me on what exactly? No one should stop you from saying what you want to say but a site like this will have a large amount of intelligent people calling out your bs. Considering your arguments with linette i think otherwise. A person who doesn’t get fazed wouldn’t be so emotionally attached to a troll. I was wrong when i said i expected much more from you, now i expect nothing.

          • dk2020

            thats good mang ..you shouldn’t expect shit from me .. I’m not here to live up to your expectations and I don’t have any expectations for you.. I just wanted to know your perspective as a viet refugee which I still think you’re lying a little bit because you still haven’t really said shit abt your experience just judged me for my posts but whatevs I don’t really care about your story now anyways..*shrugs* I should be asking my homies instead so I can learn from them .. I’ll just keep it moving ..

          • hun

            Why the fuck should i talk about myself in the first place? So you can have more material to trash talk? To prove to you that im viet? No, fuck that. I am not like you going on every site parading to everyone that im a certain ethnicity, in your case “korean, im korean american” thinking you would know more shit about asians than other people just by being asian. I answered all your questions about wanting to know my perspective but you didn’t really care at all right, it was just to change the topic wasn’t it? Not only did you not reply to any of my comments you cuss me out in my mother tongue, that is the utmost disrespect you can give a person.

          • dk2020

            Cái gì? Không cần đâu .. Kệ nó chứ, mặc kệ nó! I have nothing to learn from you so kick rocks dickhead duuuuma! you’re a white guy admit it fool .. acting all butt hurt ahaha .. its just the internets ..

          • hun

            amazing. can someone ban this fool?

          • dk2020

            ahaha, for what? tarnishing your good rep online? lmao smh .. I ain’t going nowhere .. I haven’t made any physical threats and I admit I’m a troll .. I’m glad I got you pissed off white boy .. duma! :)

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          • besudesu

            Some people would do well to read this.

          • dk2020

            my excessive trolling has backfired on me .. because now they are trolling me .. please dont ban me besu chan! ;) gomenkasai! hey there would not be as many comments at least .. :)

          • linette lee

            Didn’t I say Koreans are crazy? They are the crazies like so hot temper and running around like crazy red bull raging hormones not able to get laid. They are stubborn like hell and won’t give up. …..

          • dk2020

            The Viet Chinese Connection commie ratchets .. I just got laid this morning muahaha ;) why do you care so much abt my sex life weirdo? where’s your pic at again Linette ..

          • linette lee

            ………. I just got laid this morning muahaha………………….

            Oh dios mio, pobre mujer. I feel sorry for her…..Did she vomit? She keeps a vomit bucket next to the bed?

          • dk2020

            ahahaha .. do you want me to record it and send it to you since you’re so interested .. you’re a trip linette, I’m not mad atcha anymore .. I like talkin trash to you .. your replies are funny .. nice pic .. :)

          • linette lee

            I didn’t think you are a crazy korean nationalist anyway. I think you are just a raging hormone lunatic. Stay away from the spanish rum.

          • dk2020

            nah im just a lunatic period .. coreanos es pocos pero locos .. look, we can go back and forth all day like we have been or learn to respect each other and grow from that .. that’s what I really want .. stop the hatred and racism because I am a reflection of what I see from you ..

          • linette lee

            Well, I troll the nationalists and I still don’t like kpop. As a matter of fact I don’t like 99% of east Asia music.

          • dk2020

            Well Linette, don’t you see nationalism/racism is the root of the problem to begin with?

          • linette lee

            Where I was raised we are very tolerant of different race. Hk is mostly cantonese with a mixture other race like vietnam, thai, finopino, indians, Uk, australians, japanese. Some are HK citizens born and raised and can speak fluent cantonese. Some are by working visa and stay for years can speak cantonese with accent.

            I would say hkies are the most culture diversity tolerant group of people in asia. Not racist.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

            yeah Besu needs to stomp her iron foot, the trolls are getting out of hand maybe just ban for a few days until they cool down a bit. She need to spank these children and remind them who is in control, though I dont think she will do it.

          • besudesu

            Oh don’t worry, Besu’s old iron foot is hovering over the ban buttons.

          • Alright I’m going to ban myself .. adios cruel world ..

          • linette lee

            go ban yourself…..hahaahaha…lol

            That don’t sound too good. >.<

          • linette lee

            The koreans still do horrible things in south east asia. They go over to South east asia and impregnate their women and abundant them. They leave the half korean half fino or viet kids behind. loser…
            The chinese men go over to south east asia and establish businesses and built cities and marry the locals and take care of the local women and the half blood kids. Chinese men don’t abundant and run away. lol………..word.

          • EightNineBall

            You quoted:

            I honestly don’t care, they did horrible things(as many other countries
            did) but it’s in the past so there’s no reason to bring it up.

            If more Chinese thought like you, I actually think our nations would be much more peaceful. Forgive and let live. Japan actually did heaps for China, and was by far the largest aid provider for many years. They did more for the Chinese than the Portuguese or Dutch did for Africa.

            But ultimately this article was referring to Japanese hostesses. I can understand your frustration. This wasn’t about China vs Japan vs Korea, so most readers would feel frustrated seeing the blog littered with this unnecessary sh*t.

          • Kate

            I don’t think more experience. I mean when does “asian” have anything to do with acquired knowledge and experience? Sure being asian may mean you live in an asian household or not, there are adoptees who live in white families but are still very asian. I think you simply mean “different perspectives”. Like me, I live with a Korean man from Korea every single day of my life, and lived in Korea and am going back to Korea/Australia on a permanent basis for a very long time (5+ yrs i will be in that part of the world away from the USA). I have a lot of experience too, I live in an asian household. I made daeji bolgogi yesterday with Korean peppers and red leaf lettuce and rice. In Australia, I’ll be living in an asian community (it’s made up of Koreans, Cambodians, Viets, Thais) sharing a house with a Korean woman (my husband’s friend’s wife, she’s a nurse and has a new baby! ^_^) and I’m ;white. I told you I only have Korean in me sometimes!~:P

          • hun

            It should’ve been obvious he has something against other ethnicities besides asians. He thinks being asian makes you more experienced in asian culture than other people actually living in asia when that’s just his delusional thinking.

          • dk2020

            LOL okay maybe I just have problems with people that have problems with me .. like you for instance .. you need to get off my bumper homie .. you don’t have to run your mouth trying to break me down because I think I’m pretty easy to figure out .. there Im editing all my posts are you happy? duuuuma ly mai ..

          • hun

            So my first comment on this article was that i was tired of china/japan/korea talk on non-related issues while you respond by cussing at me in viet and accusing me of not being viet refugee and im the one that needs to back off from you? Are you kidding me right now? Also ive noticed that once you have a problem with someone and figure out their ethnicity you attack that whole race.

            “there Im editing all my posts are you happy” who told you to? how insecure are you really?

            ” duuuuma ly mai ..” that is exactly the kind of bullshit of why i dont want ppl like you wanting to know someones ethnicity god dammit.

          • dk2020

            Forget it fool, no big deal internet drama queen youre the one dragging it out smh ..so you an old ass middle aged refugee that has no ties to Vietnam and you don’t want anything to do with your Vietnamese ethnicity and we don’t like each other .. thats great, just live your life and keep out of mines ..

          • hun

            facepalm* I clearly said i have no attachments towards the vietnamese regime(Meaning Government) but somehow you reworded it thinking i dont want to be vietnamese. brilliant sir. You have the audacity to call me a liar while at the same time trying to remove yourself from the discussion that you started. Pathetic.

          • dk2020

            What part of I don’t care don’t you understand dude? Yeah I baited you and you fell for it hook line and sinker.. Since you don’t want to talk about yourself or your experiences then I have nothing to learn from you and I don’t trust you, all you want to do is ridicule me for my opinion. Sheeesh judgmental prick asking for respect is truly pathetic ..

          • dk2020

            Thats true Kate .. but when I do talk bad about white people you should know I’m not talkin about you or Brett .. I know you’re a good person, I don’t care that you’re white but you’re a friend matters more so that transcends race, and I value your opinion and would listen to your advice and what you have to say over any of these chuckleheads .. I wish you and your fam all the happiness in the world .. I’m grateful that you are open enough to share your experiences with me .. mmm I wanna try your daeji bulgogi ..

      • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

        tsk tsk, poor Japanese…

    • dk2020

      duma ..

    • dk2020

      then dont post … :)

  • Kate

    I wonder if foreign hostess have a competition too? It’d be cool to see the Russian girls bring it!

  • nintendo-nerd

    These girls will be doing AV in no time.

    • Pokochan

      Um… I think they won’t.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Japanese girls are all brunettes?

  • http://twitter.com/Caaaal Callum

    Ew they look so weird. Asian barbies.

    The winner is quite attractive though.

    • EightNineBall

      Weird…? That’s only your opinion :)

      I think they are all attractive in their own way.

      But yeah, the winner is a beauty.

  • Paul M

    Every time I hear about hostess/host clubs I can’t help but think of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMkDGu_9v1Y

  • locutus

    No thank you. But the girls behind her? Yes please!

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