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Smartphone hostess club service launched in Japan amid pandemic

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By grape Japan

People across Japan have been urged to practice self-restraint and stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak, so visits to prime potential cluster establishments such as hostess clubs are not understandably not a recommended excursion at the moment. Japanese company C.C.A is developing a system for fans of hostess bars to still scratch their itch with a new remote hostess club service called "SmaCaba."

SmaCaba is a mashup of "smartphone" and kyabakura (which itself is a portmanteau of "cabaret" and "club"). At hostess clubs, patrons pay to drink with women and enjoy their company. C.C.A is currently recruiting hostess clubs to sign up for their SmaCaba service that makes use of LINE, Skype, and Zoom to let patrons "attend" the clubs remotely via smartphone video meetings. Customers will be billed via an online ticketing system.

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The service is currently under construction (at the time of writing), but aims to make home drinking more fun, while providing the entertainment factor of a hostess club safely and at different times of day.

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So going online means that the ladies can now get away with drinking pure water or tea, instead of the hard liquor. But you'll get charged the same amount.

A fool and their money......

Lol

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necessity is the mother of all inventions

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And people would have to pay for this? I can drink at home for free, and I can have online meetings with female friends for free....why would I need this?

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some loooooonely sobs using this thats for sure....

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C.C.A is currently recruiting hostess clubs to sign up for their SmaCaba service that makes use of LINE, Skype, and Zoom to let patrons "attend" the clubs remotely via smartphone video meetings.

wow! the hostesses are working from home!

Customers will be billed via an online ticketing system.

insane!

And people would have to pay for this? I can drink at home for free, and I can have online meetings with female friends for free....why would I need this?

Nuff said!

some loooooonely sobs using this thats for sure....

pathetic and stupid is how I would describe it

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Don't give those bimbos your time and money. It's painfully obvious they could not care 1% about you.

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Looking at the girl in the picture: Those "boots" are too big for her!

Elsewise, might be a good idea to make some money for the entrepreneur.

For customers, well, I prefer some "real stuff".

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And will the ladies arrange an online "compensated date" , will the recipient have to take matter into his own hands

4 ( +4 / -0 )

why buy this, when there is live sex chats

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Best part of these services even when not in the Covid-19 situation is how they convince themselves they are not prostitutes.

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Not trying to be vulgar here, but PornHub has definitely got these girls beat when it comes to online companionship.

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A poor man to use this service three times : no friend, no money, no touch.

Better not to live ?

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This also means the creepy loser who is forking out money for this rubbish could be playing with themselves during.

well, social distancing at least.

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So let me see if I understand how this will work, I will pay a 'table service fee' for entering my own home to chat with someone over the phone while I drink my own alcohol? Yeah, seems quite logical because there's no other services like it. Oh wait, there are plenty and that's why live places like 'hostess bars' exist. smh

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A gal as to earn a crust somehow!

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This is pathetic, do not give your money to those fake girls, love yourself first, you deserve a real partner...For free !!..

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Between adults, if it can make people happy, who cares?

Disclaimer: this is under the assumption these girls are doing it freely (I have no clue about that).

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This goes back to business and marketing. You gotta find ways to fill a need. I'm not sure if this will pan well (no pun intended), but I'm sure this will fill a convenience. At least people can save money on overpriced drinks while less risk of getting taken advantage of. However, be careful of your phone bill and online wallets, folks!

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I keep hearing that song line that goes, ''I'm just a sucker for a pretty face.'' However, one of my favorite lines is the one that goes, "There's a sucker born every minute." A lot of them are at home with nothing to do now so...why not?

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The infamous quote,"Never let a serious crisis go to waste" has merit. But come on! It wasn't coined for this rubbish of an idea.Virtual hostessing.Lol.

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This is just the beginning. Wait til VR and full body suits come around.

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If these places were honest with everyone from the beginning, pay x-amount, get what you want, I could care less. I despise the smoke and mirrors. The truth is, the hostesses and hosts (as well as managers and owners) could care less about the customers. Their sole point in being there is to get you to drink more and more thereby growing your tab larger and larger. It's the biggest scam going.

And the worker, especially the females will say they are not prostitutes until they are blue in the face, when they are actually even lower. At least a prostitute is totally upfront with their clients and spell out exactly when you can and can not get for your money.

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here's novel idea - instead of SmaCaba how about going home and simply becoming friendly with your children your wife your pet and be a better husband and father?

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In a nutshell....common sense!!!

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Best part of these services even when not in the Covid-19 situation is how they convince themselves they are not prostitutes.

I’ve heard some of these girls will sleep with customers but some won’t.

Anyway, who cares if they do or not? Their business.

The moral windbags out in force again on this thread. I’ve got more time for the ‘creepy loser’ types. They are less cringeworthy.

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