The Booming Japanese Rent-A-Friend Business www.theatlantic.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 1 month ago in Lifestyle

Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is everything. As a man whose business involves becoming other people, Yuichi would know. The handsome and charming 36-year-old is on call to be your best friend, your husband, your father, or even a mourner at your funeral.