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Have You Got What It Takes To Be A Host?

Sleep ’til noon, start work at 5:00, get paid to look like a visual kei star and drink champagne with an endless parade of women. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

And apparently, that someone could be YOU.  According to this ad, those who pass the Host Challenge will be wearing expensive Harajuku fashions for free until they can afford their own wardrobe of blingy suits, get singing and dancing lessons so they can parlay their successful host careers into TV stardom, and make big money in no time.

All you have to do is submit your resume with a picture and wait for your offer from a club! Of course, it goes without saying that you’re totally fluent in Japanese. It’s the perfect job for guys who ace the JLPT Level 1, don’t you think?

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo. Before you quit your day job, slip behind the closed doors of Club Nova and see what it’s really like to be a host in Fallen Angel

The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party’s over when Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura is assigned to investigate the death of…read more

Watch the Fallen Angel book trailer (1:08)

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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!

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