Their sexy outfits and glossy makeup make it easy for “kyabajo” cabaret hostesses to entice flush male patrons into splurging fortunes on drinks.

Their flashy lifestyle is the fodder for magazines looking to tickle teenagers’ curiosity. Surveys show hostessing ranks in the top-10 jobs high school girls aspire to.

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