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Monthly income of over 6 million yen…Why former salaryman hosts are increasing in Kabukicho

The reality of Piena, as depicted by a writer who is currently a Keio University student. 4 years after Reiwa, Kabukicho is now ...... No. 21

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It is rare to find a profession in which the educational and professional backgrounds are as varied as those of the hosts. Some have been frequenting Kabukicho since they were high school students, while others are current university students at prestigious universities. However, what I feel has been increasing recently is the number of former salaryman hosts who have changed careers after they reached the age of Alaska. They are not the kind of people who just wanted to work after graduating from college and going to work at ……, but people who have found a job at a decent company and have chosen to become hosts.

Former salaryman host (far left) Kokoriku. He says there are a few people who have changed jobs at his workplace.

I used to work for a subsidiary of a major game company. I used to work for a subsidiary of a major game company, and I think I was paid relatively well compared to my peers.

Shun (pseudonym, 31) has been a host for two weeks. He quit his job in March of this year and debuted as a host after several months of NEET.

I had wanted to try hosting since before I started working for a company. The pay is sky-high, and it gives me a chance to be objective about myself. I used to write scenarios for video games at my old job, and working at a host club is a bit like that because it has a game aspect to it.

Although the pay is better now than it was when he was a company employee, he says the job is far more rewarding.

It’s refreshing to meet different people every day. Also, with a company, you can see your lifetime income. If things don’t go well, I may go back to my day job, but I’m going to work hard as a host until I get there.

Satoru (pseudonym, 33), in his second year after changing jobs from a major consulting firm, is a successful mid-level host with a monthly income of nearly 3 million yen. His highest monthly sales once reached 6 million yen.

Hosts are like personal consultants. I always try to assess a girl’s motivation and personality, and think about what kind of conversation she likes to have and what kind of sales approach will get her hooked.

Having experience as a company employee, the host also has some unique strengths.

There are girls who like the crazy “the host” type, but there are also girls who want a host who understands how hard it is to work a day job. It’s important to show that you know how hard it is to make money.

The recent economic situation seems to have had more than a little to do with the increase in the number of former salaryman hosts. Sora (pseudonym, 30), a former sales representative for an advertising agency, says, “The Corona disaster has made it difficult for former salarymen to make money.

The COVID-19 crisis made me realize that it is an illusion that salaried workers are stable. Once you try it, you realize how easy it is to become a host and how hard it is to get out. You can adjust your own schedule, there are no sudden calls to the office, and no overtime work. There are company trips and golden weekends. You are also free to smoke in the back, and even if you don’t sell well, you are rarely fired. It’s an environment that offers too much freedom, and if you sell well, you can earn an income that salarymen can’t even think about.

There are other reasons for the increase in the number of hosts besides the COVID-19 crisis. There is also another reason for the increase in the number of “old men’s hostesses. Famous host Masaki Furuya, 32, who last year set the Kabukicho annual record for sales of ¥520 million, is now in his 40s, and there is even a ¥10 million monthly player in his 40s. There are even some 40-something monthly ¥10 million players. Female customers who want to feel the luxury of adulthood are increasing.

Now that you don’t have to be young to make money, I think it’s a good time to change careers,” says Sora.

Former salarymen who became hosts in search of freedom and income. Incidentally, it is possible to work as a host while also being a salaryman, so if you are interested in becoming a host, why not try it out for yourself?

Sasaki Chihuahua
Born in Tokyo in 2000.
After attending an integrated school in Tokyo from elementary school to high school, she went on to Keio University.
He has been going to Kabukicho since he was 15 years old and has a wide range of personal connections.
At the university, he is studying sociology of the downtown area including Kabukicho.
His book, ” Pien” to shakai” (“The Disease of ‘Pien’: Consumption and Approval of the SNS Generation”), is now on sale.

From the July 8, 2022 issue of FRIDAY

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