Danielle Wong – Japan’s Love Industry: Commodification at a new level?

Posted: January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The introductory reading, from Holt and Schor, about commodification got me thinking about the Japanese love industry. It is fascinating – yet scary – how Japan has commodified almost every aspect of a ‘being in a relationship’ into a culture of consumption and materialism. It has come to the point where Japan has the fastest negative population growth in the world! With services of recreational love and affection with no strings attached, like the Host or the Cuddle Cafe, it almost makes you wonder what is next…

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Comments
  1. Aidan says:

    Hey, could you let me know which article by Holt & Schor you are referring to?

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