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Boyfriends for Hire in Japan

here in Tokyo, Japan. I’m here to check out something
called host bars, which I’m told is a booming
industry here. Host bars are something that
people can go to to enjoy the company of boys or
girls at a cost. The company is platonic. I’m going to meet somebody
called Reiji who is the self-proclaimed king of hosts. He owns a place around here,
and he’s hopefully going to show me what it’s all about. It’s good that you’re here,
Akira, because I don’t know any Japanese. AKIRA: OK. JOEL CORNELL: Yeah. So you’re going to have
to help me a lot. AKIRA: OK. JOEL CORNELL: Is
that all right? AKIRA: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: All right, cool. Reiji-san! REIJI: Hello! JOEL CORNELL: Hello. REIJI: Joe? JOEL CORNELL: Joel. REIJI: Oh, John? JOEL CORNELL: Joel. REIJI: Joe?. JOEL CORNELL: Joel. REIJI: Oh, nice to meet you. JOEL CORNELL: Likewise, nice
I’m very sure. REIJI: Heart OK? JOEL CORNELL: Yes, my
had Player’s Club Dios? REIJI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: So you’re
the king of hosts, is that correct? REIJI: Yeah. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: How much does
a host make a month now? REIJI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: Right, OK. So the hosts get presents. REIJI: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: What do they
get, rings and stuff? Clothes? REIJI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: Do you think
I could get one? AKIRA: Cars. JOEL CORNELL: Cars? AKIRA: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: And how long
do you have to train to be a host boy? REIJI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: Will you give me a
chance to try and be a host? REIJI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: OK. [MUSIC PLAYING] MASAHIRO: I would like
you to make drinks. JOEL CORNELL: Yes, OK. MASAHIRO: OK. JOEL CORNELL: Great, I
definitely need to learn how to do that. Oh! MASAHIRO: First, put the
ice into the glass. This is a Japanese
alcohol drink. And this is tea. JOEL CORNELL: Tea. Cheers! MASAHIRO: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL:
how to make a drink. What do I do now? What should I be saying? You are beautiful. Of course, that goes
without saying. Is there anything that
I can’t ask them? Age, yeah. OK. Do you want champagne,
do I ask her that? MASAHIRO: Yes, yes. JOEL CORNELL: Yeah? MASAHIRO: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: Am I a servant? MASAHIRO: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: You
look beautiful. MASAHIRO: Thank you. JOEL CORNELL: I love you. MASAHIRO: Yes! JOEL CORNELL: Would you
like a biscuit? MASAHIRO: Yes. JOEL CORNELL:
[SPEAKING JAPANESE] MASAHIRO: You are number one. JOEL CORNELL: Mm-hm. MASAHIRO: My customer
is coming. JOEL CORNELL: Yes. I’m obviously a bit nervous
about this situation. MASAHIRO: Ah, we’ll help you. Teamwork, teamwork. JOEL CORNELL: Teamwork, OK. Oh! Sorry, sorry. You look beautiful. MASAHIRO: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] -[SPEAKING JAPANESE] MASAHIRO: Thank you, she
says, thank you. JOEL CORNELL: That’s OK. MASAHIRO: What do you
want to drink? JOEL CORNELL: A bottle
of champagne? MASAHIRO: Champagne, OK? -OK. MASAHIRO: OK. JOEL CORNELL: OK. MASAHIRO: Whoa! You’re great. Champagne, yeah. JOEL CORNELL: Yeah! I did not expect
that to happen. I did not expect Masahiro to
trust me with one of his clients or customers
or whatever. I’m not sure if he was being
sarcastic when he said great job when I got the champagne. But I think that was
pretty good. I was told by the guy in the
back that that costs $450 US. To tell you the truth,
it actually felt– I felt really comfortable in
there with those guys. The other boy hosts, they
made me feel so welcome. Like, they were really lovely. I’m very ready to be a
host tomorrow night. Reiji’s going to take me
up to Masahiro’s house. MASAHIRO: Welcome, welcome. JOEL CORNELL: Thank you. So how many of you live
here, just two? REIJI: Yes, two. -[SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: Would
you bring a girl back here after working? MASAHIRO: Ah, no, no, no. NARUMI: No, no! -[SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: I’m going on my
date tonight with a girl. MASAHIRO: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] NARUMI: Who? [SPEAKING JAPANESE] MASAHIRO: Yeah. NARUMI: OK. JOEL CORNELL: I don’t know. I don’t know what
she looks like. I’ve never met her. Really? Whoa. Check that out. That’s my date. NARUMI: Whoa! JOEL CORNELL: Yeah? NARUMI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: Yeah. NARUMI: OK, OK. JOEL CORNELL: Oh, yeah,
it’s the big day. Hopefully the stylist is going
to be here to do up my cravat. MASAHIRO: No, no. Today, yukata. JOEL CORNELL: Hm? MASAHIRO: Yukata, no suits. Today’s costume. JOEL CORNELL: Ah, thank you. MASAHIRO: OK, OK, yes. JOEL CORNELL: That’s
fine, that’s great. MASAHIRO: You try! YUDI: Konichiwa. -[SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: Reiji-san, yeah? I think she is. Customer? MASAHIRO: You ready? JOEL CORNELL: Yeah. I’m nervous. MASAHIRO: Yeah, OK. JOEL CORNELL: Yeah. MASAHIRO: Let’s go. JOEL CORNELL: Konichiwa. YUDI: Ah! Konichiwa. JOEL CORNELL: Oh, hang on! This flower is for you. YUDI: Oh, thank you. JOEL CORNELL: It’s a present. YUDI: Yes, thank you. Oh! JOEL CORNELL:
is your name? YUDI: Yudi. JOEL CORNELL: Yudi? YUDI: Nice to meet you. JOEL CORNELL: Nice
to meet you. You are very beautiful. YUDI: Thank you. JOEL CORNELL: It’s OK! Do you think that
I’m beautiful? YUDI: Hm? JOEL CORNELL: Uh. How was your day? JOEL CORNELL: You walked? YUDI: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: You worked? YUDI: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: OK. Um, uh, [NERVOUS LAUGHTER]. Um, sorry. YUDI: It’s OK. MASAHIRO: Drink, drink! JOEL CORNELL: Drink. Would you like a drink? YUDI: Oh, champagne. JOEL CORNELL: Champagne? YUDI: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: OK! Great, my favorite. All right, I’ll go get
some champagne. I’m so nervous. Champagne glasses. -Yeah, champagne glass. JOEL CORNELL: So do I bring
the bucket over? OK, I have champagne. YUDI: Oh, thank you. JOEL CORNELL: Whoa! YUDI: Oh! JOEL CORNELL: Here you are. YUDI: Ah, thank you. JOEL CORNELL:
cheers. JOEL CORNELL: Cheers. YUDI: Cheers. JOEL CORNELL: I come
from Australia. Back home, I am a musician. I play in a band. YUDI: Oh! That’s great. JOEL CORNELL: Do you have
any favorite bands? YUDI: Uh, Led Zeppelin. JOEL CORNELL: Led Zeppelin? YUDI: Yeah. JOEL CORNELL: Ah, yeah,
Robert Plant. YUDI: I love Jimmy Page. JOEL CORNELL: Yeah,
Jimmy Page. Yeah, I’m a guitarist. YUDI: Oh! JOEL CORNELL: What movies
do you like? YUDI: Yeah, I like
movies, I love– JOEL CORNELL: Which ones? JOEL CORNELL: Yeah, of course. Well, I like action movies. YUDI: Oh, action. JOEL CORNELL: So I like Bruce
Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Do you think I look
[SPEAKING JAPANESE] Do you like cocktails? YUDI: Yes JOEL CORNELL: Yeah? YUDI: Mm-hm. JOEL CORNELL: Do you think
you’d allow me to make you a cocktail? YUDI: Oh! JOEL CORNELL: Yeah? YUDI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: And it’s called
a Shochu sunrise. YUDI: Yes. JOEL CORNELL: Yellow, red. YUDI: Ah, image. JOEL CORNELL: Yeah, yeah. YUDI: Oh, thank you. JOEL CORNELL: I’ll
go make it now. YUDI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] -[SPEAKING JAPANESE] YUDI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] JOEL CORNELL: It’s OK? OK, I have a Shochu sunrise. YUDI: Shochu sunrise. JOEL CORNELL: For you. YUDI: Yes. Mm! JOEL CORNELL: It’s OK? YUDI: Good, mm. JOEL CORNELL: Shochu. YUDI: Shochu, mm-hm. JOEL CORNELL: Is obviously
Japanese. In Australia, we call
them vodka sunrise. So east meets west. YUDI: Nice idea. JOEL CORNELL: Ah, thank you. REIJI: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] [MUSIC PLAYING]


Ambrose Rai

Jul 7, 2019, 1:26 am Reply

I thought bf hired by women only but scene here is different.. ???


Jul 7, 2019, 1:33 pm Reply

omg joel looks like paul mccartney

ronoel aile

Jul 7, 2019, 2:04 pm Reply

The king of host is not playing and so real here when he said “you look bad!” ?

Khurram Aziz

Jul 7, 2019, 3:40 pm Reply

Agent: * Is your heart OK*


Jul 7, 2019, 4:03 pm Reply

hmm maybe theyll put hair extensions and style his hair..
3:51 BFBD FU C-
uh, great, epic.
now what is needed is to remove the dark circles engraved within your eyes.

Shady Moon

Jul 7, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

Sees title

Me: hello, ouran high school host club. Is that Tamaki in his emo corner

Grape Jelly

Jul 7, 2019, 1:12 am Reply

omg ouran highschool host club.

Midoly B

Jul 7, 2019, 1:38 am Reply

I'm in love with Joel

AdamGeminggg Ch

Jul 7, 2019, 7:28 am Reply

Yudi wkwkwkwk ???

what the fuck

Jul 7, 2019, 9:25 am Reply

anyone know the song used in the beginning?

daisy takang roblox music vids

Jul 7, 2019, 9:51 am Reply

Does anyone know the song played at the beginning?

sushi._. stan

Jul 7, 2019, 10:33 am Reply

Where the fuck did Serbian sub came from??

Cazzie Brown

Jul 7, 2019, 2:33 pm Reply

“joel is so…innocent”

Rogue of Sound

Jul 7, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

I think YouTube is trying to tell me something


Jul 7, 2019, 7:37 pm Reply

I really don't like how this isn't any critical on the subject.
Poor journalism imo

map_of_the _soul

Jul 7, 2019, 8:42 pm Reply

Am I a bad person because I think Narumi is cute? 7:13

N. T

Jul 7, 2019, 11:19 pm Reply

couldn't even finish watching this, the host was too awkward and cringey ugh


Jul 7, 2019, 3:59 am Reply

If you watch oran highschool. Hostclub u already know ?

Kookie Sun

Jul 7, 2019, 4:15 am Reply

I was thinking of working at a maid cafe when I turn 18 for a anime convention. Idk

Kookie Sun

Jul 7, 2019, 4:18 am Reply

Not saying you have to be Japanese to be a host but I’m saying you gotta be good looking and not only that you have to have that character

Connor Anderson

Jul 7, 2019, 10:22 am Reply

She's so good-looking

Aliaksandr Krasko

Jul 7, 2019, 11:45 am Reply

That's actually really sad that people are willing to pay tons of money for simple companionship.

Brigid M

Jul 7, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

This is embarassing on so many levels, Vice.

Raven Horan

Jul 7, 2019, 1:42 pm Reply

Everyone: roasting Joel

Me: trying to figure out how I can rent a boyfriend :/

Zeina rehei

Jul 7, 2019, 6:59 pm Reply

His chest hair lol ? up to his neck

Sarah Farron

Jul 7, 2019, 8:31 pm Reply

this is so cringy oml it gave me heartburn. Still couldn't stop watching tho

I’m WeIrD Eh

Jul 7, 2019, 8:44 pm Reply

YouTube explain please?

Master Moo

Jul 7, 2019, 2:26 am Reply

Wow, everyone is bashing on the guy in this video so bad in the comments that I’m starting to feel pretty bad for him…

Dorian Hobot

Jul 7, 2019, 5:12 am Reply

I'll be honest I think she was a hostess and Joel got played.

Shintoki Neko

Jul 7, 2019, 3:26 pm Reply

In the beginning when he say Renji who thought of the one in Diabolik lovers ???


Jul 7, 2019, 3:47 pm Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 2:18 am Reply

When a Japanese tells you that you have no game, you know you hit rock bottom.

Jack Williams

Jul 7, 2019, 1:32 pm Reply

This was too funny


Jul 7, 2019, 9:08 pm Reply

Lmao this montage 3:20


Jul 7, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

"you look beautiful"
" Thankyou"
"I love you"


Jul 7, 2019, 10:27 pm Reply

idk why but this guy is soo annoying.

Kim SeokJin

Jul 7, 2019, 2:36 am Reply

"Get your boyfriend for hire NOW!"

dials number

yas yas

Jul 7, 2019, 4:33 pm Reply

Well you can't become a host just bcz you're white and looking like common white nerdy boy lol and of course no woman will give you a car lol

reality check

Jul 7, 2019, 7:55 am Reply


Light Yagami

Jul 7, 2019, 9:41 am Reply

My broke ass can't even afford a host boyfriend or even a real boyfriend

Sofiya Wael

Jul 7, 2019, 1:35 am Reply

Is there really such a thing as hiring a bf?

Shahbaz Ali

Jul 7, 2019, 6:01 am Reply

What? He was trying hard on girl when he said I can play guitar. ?


Jul 7, 2019, 6:37 am Reply

@5:02 No homo. He probably got nervous the closer they got lolololol.

Rehaan Raother

Jul 7, 2019, 12:35 pm Reply

Me after watching joel in the host club: 10:39

League Of Anime

Jul 7, 2019, 5:11 pm Reply

What is that song ???

coc lover!

Jul 7, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

After wearing the suit his confident level was at peak ?

Xiya L.

Jul 7, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

“Do you think I look like Bruce Willis?” Ummm what the actual fuck!?!?! NO sweetie, you don’t.

Cheech Whit

Jul 7, 2019, 3:19 am Reply

holy shit!!! it cost 400 for old ladies to sit down with a dude and JK girls are doing it for like 30 bucks?! damn… they were right.. japan is pretty masagonist…

Cheech Whit

Jul 7, 2019, 3:25 am Reply

wtf is she doing paying for dates!? this is just weird!! is the dating game that fucked over there? im so confused.. She said she was working all day.. Then she spends her money on that shit!

Chris Anthra

Jul 7, 2019, 4:35 am Reply

Narumi is really…my husband


Jul 7, 2019, 8:12 am Reply

What’s the song names they fucking slap

Enock Chumba

Jul 7, 2019, 12:55 pm Reply

they make $50000 a month?? Sign me up

Yadav Dhakal

Jul 7, 2019, 1:00 pm Reply

Every job is hard

ceny viik

Jul 7, 2019, 9:05 pm Reply

Warriors for hire !


Jul 7, 2019, 11:13 am Reply

Woah u got nice date such beautiful girl :O


Jul 7, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

Never clicked on a video this fast


Jul 7, 2019, 9:57 pm Reply

So awkward

1000 sub no video

Jul 7, 2019, 2:14 am Reply

These dudes look gay af

Sexy Cajun

Jul 7, 2019, 3:52 am Reply

He has no game LMAO

Len Scythe

Jul 7, 2019, 12:09 pm Reply

Nice try??

Me Myself and I

Jul 7, 2019, 5:08 am Reply

Akira is just like translating and just thinking "WELL THIS IS WHAT IM HERE FOR!"

Mayur Thakur

Jul 7, 2019, 8:15 am Reply

3:29 Hitman Japan looks awesome


Jul 7, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

Fellini, Led Zeppelin she got some good tastes

Keyzza Jean Masong

Jul 7, 2019, 11:29 am Reply

He just got fired in the end.

Innocent people are not qualified for the job


Jul 7, 2019, 5:47 pm Reply

Not gonna lie the host is really confident for an japanese man.

Akhmad Mafazi

Jul 7, 2019, 1:42 am Reply

the cringe is killing me…


Jul 7, 2019, 10:08 am Reply

– He is very nice. He made me feel relaxed. 
– You can tell the truth!

White Asian Boy Kitten Instead Of Black Panther

Jul 7, 2019, 5:42 am Reply

Nice try propaganda government

But i will never let my virginity be taken

It's my only precious thing
Next to my useless life

White Asian Boy Kitten Instead Of Black Panther

Jul 7, 2019, 5:44 am Reply

Well if your gonna be shitty sometimes on the translation
Why make a translation then

Don't trust the subtitles

Christopher Lauren Graham

Jul 7, 2019, 8:13 am Reply

$50k a month… I call bull..ish

Akash Gupta

Jul 7, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

Well actually all of them were kids and definitely pure of heart ??

VIKAS singh

Jul 7, 2019, 3:50 pm Reply

4:04 Did i just saw Tiger Shroff?

15 is legal In Europe

Jul 7, 2019, 5:08 am Reply

0:33 I deadass tought tbose were girls. How can women be attracted to this shit?

Maher Walker

Jul 7, 2019, 12:08 pm Reply

Give the address please ??

Jeon Kookie

Jul 7, 2019, 6:28 pm Reply

"I love you"


Joseph McKinlay

Jul 7, 2019, 3:57 am Reply

Vice trumps a flying circus for lols.

Ultimate Vexz

Jul 7, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

Pulling girls in Japan


Aug 8, 2019, 8:24 am Reply

I'd do a way better job. Being a whore is second nature to me, a seductive whore at that.


Aug 8, 2019, 11:58 am Reply

low key working there is a win win situation

Kenji Sakamoto

Aug 8, 2019, 2:54 am Reply

Legend says he still dancing in the host club.


Aug 8, 2019, 7:56 am Reply

men arent beautiful, theyre handsome. fishing for compliments like that isnt polite…. seems vice never runs out of awkward hipster to disense.


Aug 8, 2019, 9:13 am Reply

Men with yellow fever are hype

Plague Gaming

Aug 8, 2019, 2:55 pm Reply

It’s funny on that their job they look wealthy but their apartment looks like the ghettos

Farhan Ashik

Aug 8, 2019, 5:49 pm Reply

That Reiji guy he is pure savage

Vitaly Greddy

Aug 8, 2019, 7:42 pm Reply

everyone just laughs at White people. lololol bitches

Vitaly Greddy

Aug 8, 2019, 7:43 pm Reply

everyone just laughs at White people. lololol bitches

crystal snow

Aug 8, 2019, 11:11 pm Reply

What does that mean "u are feeding ur costomer a dream"

crystal snow

Aug 8, 2019, 11:19 pm Reply

So its like people come here to take their minds off of word. Why they dont get a bf or gf and not this daily changing guys weird stuff

Suresh Kumar

Aug 8, 2019, 2:23 pm Reply

You look beautiful
Thank you
I love you
Yessssss lol


Aug 8, 2019, 9:05 pm Reply

I genuinely feel hurt

RedSyndicate Productions

Aug 8, 2019, 5:59 am Reply

…..Shiiii…… And all I have to do is pretend to be a girls boyfriend for a night and make her feel like a princess…. I think I may be a a very great addition to this man's team… Now all I need to do is learn Japanese
Tbh if I'm not careful I might steal her ❤️ by accident

Kristine Kapst

Aug 8, 2019, 11:57 am Reply

I think the point is, being a host is not as easy as it looks ?

Aniket Mukherjee

Aug 8, 2019, 2:26 pm Reply

so much cringe my lord

Pankaj Chand

Aug 8, 2019, 7:26 pm Reply

Foriegn guy in japan at a host club.
Anime story for summer


Aug 8, 2019, 10:11 pm Reply

Why would they bring the most awkward guy who dosnt know how to speak

Migz Almonacid

Aug 8, 2019, 9:17 am Reply

The japanese girl is so cute maybe i can meet her someday hahaha

roberto delrio

Aug 8, 2019, 12:12 am Reply

Wtf where do I sign up for that? Those lame bois getting paid fir that shoot illl b rich ove there lol.

J 336

Aug 8, 2019, 8:56 am Reply

After death, what happens? http://AfterDeathTruth.blogspot.com/

witty username

Aug 8, 2019, 8:32 am Reply

50,000 USD A MONTH???????? Is that a mistranslation??? That’s about 600,000 a year!!!! Engineers don’t even make that much my god.

Жана А.

Aug 8, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

Yurie: He made me feel relaxed.
Guy: You can be honest.
Yurie: He made me feel nervous.

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