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Rent a hot guy to make you cry, then wipe your tears away

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By Scott Wilson, RocketNews24

Japan is already well-known for being the place where you can rent a human being for pretty much any occasion. There’s rentable boyfriends, girlfriends, and even middle-aged dudes to dispense relationship advice.

So the latest type of rentable person should come as no surprise: hot guys to cry with you and wipe away your tears. Ladies, are you ready for a stress-relieving cry and a good-looking dude with immaculate hands to dab your eyes with a cloth? Well then get ready for Ikemeso.

Ikemeso, the company that rents out the tear-wiping gentlemen, is a play on words. It combines "ikemen" (hot guy) with "mesomeso" (crying) into one perfect word to describe their business.

Here’s how it works: All of the guys that work for Ikemeso are licensed in “therapeutic crying,” so their job is to make you and the rest of your coworkers feel good by letting out all those pent-up tears. You pick out your favorite guy, he comes to your workplace, and then has everybody watch a video meant to induce crying. It’s believed that seeing everyone together in such a “natural and honest” state will improve communication and lead to better morale overall.

After the video is over, the guy will personally wipe the tears away with a cloth from anyone who needs it. And then he…just leaves, I guess? The website doesn’t provide any more details at this time, but since everything described so far comes at the low price of 7,900 yen, we can guess there’s probably not much else included.

Ikemeso will start its tear-inducing services on September 24, so if you’re in need of a good cry or a gentle wiping, be sure to book your guy right away. At the moment it only seems like they service groups of company workers, but we imagine it won’t be long before getting an Ikemeso dude to attend your birthday party or wedding will be the trendiest new fad.

Source: Ikemeso

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My advice is ....buy a cat -very soothing....

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All of the guys that work for Ikemeso are licensed in “therapeutic crying,”

I was curious about the "licensing" these guys have so did a bit of searching. Apparently, they are 'certified' by the Zenbei Kanrui Kyokai (全米感涙協会, my translation: American Tears of Emotion Association).

The thing is, despite 'zenbei' (America-wide) in its name, this association appears not to even exist in the U.S. nor does it even have an English name. Funny how sham health products/therapies in Japan often give the illusion that they are accepted/approved in North America or Europe.

Here is a link to the website with pictures of some of the Ikemeso Danshi 'therapists': http://ikemeso-office.com/

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I can find an article going back to January 2014 about Zenbei Kanrui Kyoka.

It says the 'zenbei' comes from the expression zenbei ga naita, which is used in Japan to advertise American movies - 'a movie that had all of America in tears'. Sometimes I feel the nuance is almost 'which we Japanese will watch stonily unmoved, but doing our bit for international understanding.'

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Get a dog if you have space.

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Haha this is hilarious!!

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Rented humans only offer limited services so buying a pet, although very expensive, would be a better idea in the long run.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@Sensato

The thing is, despite 'zenbei' (America-wide) in its name, this association appears not to even exist in the U.S. nor does it even have an English name.

Can all but guarantee it's connected to the Yaks, like all these places are. They just make their own rules & make the necessary pay offs.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

More ridiculous ways of spending money instead of dealing with reality. Heck, why bother trying to make your life better or getting rid of the root problems of stress and loneliness when you can 'rent' relief for a few minutes?

And seriously... stop saying men or women like this actually have credentisals for anything.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

That's why I don't date J-girls anymore. They are all turning into superficial, materialistic, brainless twits.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Beyond pathetic.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Thanks to this I think I may have found my one true talent. I've made every woman ever to be in my life cry at some point or another. If only I would've gotten paid! I'd be rich!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

You pick out your favorite guy, he comes to your workplace, and then has everybody watch a video meant to induce crying.

Some ikemeso dude is latest new fad? Oh gimee a break! Only in Japan.

Beyond pathetic.

Exactly. @Kevin, you're spot on too. This story is typical Rocketnews garbage.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

whats with the arm against a wall move before every kiss on Japanese dramas? Is it to prevent girls from escaping?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

No its because the guys have no balance & would crash into the ladies noodle or the wall behind them LOL!!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Scott Wilson: Go be that "Hot Guy!" Report back. (Seriously. Go do it.)

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You pick out your favorite guy, he comes to your workplace, and then has everybody watch a video meant to induce crying.

I guess I can have a discount because the video is not necessary. Just one of that lovely boys showing up at my office and introducing himself would get my coworkers (ossans) cry all the tears in their body... out of laughers. And after they finish, I'd probably have to wipe the poor namida-kun and drive him back to his Mum's.

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GW - My god yes, I laugh out loud!! Super duper I laugh out loud!!! Christ almighty I laugh so loud that my neighbours have called the police! I super laughed super duper loud!!!!

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

rent a human being for human emotions, no???They must be very good actors. human relations and emotions are true and are based on truths. similarly you cannot rent a mother or father or other siblings, the matter is similar for friends and lovers, you believe all these people because they stand by you and you trust them because they are true to you.

similarly all the human rights activities helping on the base of human to human relation.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

That's magnificent.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Creepy with a capital C.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Funny article, I don't even know why they need to be covered, to make readers laugh or what.

i don't consider that a business or some kind of new enterprise, it is a sham that seems to exploit desperate emotions..

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"Licensed in “therapeutic crying,”...

Do they take a course? Who certifies them?

The mind boggles!

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what happens when the guy wipes away the ladies tears and accidentally smudges her make up? will he be given 1: A hearty slap around the face 2: A knee to the groin 3: More crying (extra money) 4: A mouth full of abuse? 5: All of the above?

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Got tears in my eyes and wet draws from laughing so much.

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I thought that's what you have close friends for (and you don't need to pay them). You'd really need to be desperate to try something like that.

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That is just pathetic.

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I am doing gladly, voluntarily and for free on my website. I don't mind one bit if I can at the minimum make any woman's day..

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Ah, that's sweet! I had a hot guy wiping away my tears with his fingers (no hankies) a few weeks ago, when we were parting at the airport. And I didn't have to pay a thing.

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