Hosts and hostesses in Japan's famous nightlife industry are turning to remote entertainment sessions as the COVID-19 pandemic forces them to create a safer environment to survive the public safety crisis.

YouTuber Reiko Naka, who has about 10,000 subscribers, announced the official opening of her one-woman online establishment Club Reiko in a video Thursday. Naka, who used to be a hostess at a club in Saitama Prefecture, said her kyabakura (short for cabaret club) will open on YouTube Live at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

For each session, she will set a theme for discussion and take questions over the internet from her “customers.” Past themes include true feelings, inside stories about hostesses and the inner workings of the industry.