Last night I turned on the TV and was instantly entertained by this dating show, which asks unsuspecting foreign men to pick their dream girl from the three alluring choices on the video screens. What they don’t tell them is that the contestants are GUYS.
Yes, this show pits teams of Japanese men dressed quite convincingly as women against each other, with the goal of all five members being chosen for a “date” before the other teams.
Jonelle Patrick is the author of four novels set in Tokyo…
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!