The most recent statistics on sexual infections from Public Health England showed those aged under 25 experienced the highest STI rates, contributing 64% chlamydia and 54% of genital warts diagnoses in heterosexuals in 2012.
When discussing how this culture has managed to go un-checked by other Western powers for so long, Simon explained that he believes Americans don't want to be 'culturally imperialist, bringing over our culture and morals to another place'. The journalist, who is also on the board of the Polaris Project, a non-profit combating human trafficking, added: 'It is a hard thing to stop.
'After sitting with her for seven to ten minutes, I told the camera I couldn't do it anymore because it was so awkward.' In action: A hidden camera in the JK business captured this man's 'rent-a-date' with a teen girl, and although their conversation was fairly innocent, these paid services can quickly escalate into something more The Vice News team used a hidden camera to capture another man during his 'rent-a-date', and while their conversation remained innocent, Simon admitted it was creepy to see an adult male so engaged with a teenage girl.
Simon also took in a performance of one of Japan's many schoolgirl bands and noticed that the venue was packed with men of all ages, many of whom paid money to visit the girls after the show and meet them.
A Japanese woman has bravely revealed the dark side of the country's schoolgirl culture after she was recruited to go on 'walking dates' with adult men - before being coerced into prostitution as a teen. 'The strange thing is that a lot of people look at Japanese culture and think this is all role playing,' Simon said. During the documentary, Simon visited a small JK business where he learned that he would be able to sit down and chat with a teen girl and get his fortune told for 3,000 yen, which is roughly .
Brooklyn-based Vice correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Akihabara, a bustling district in Tokyo, to explore the sexual exploitation of young women as a part of Vice News' short documentary entitled Schoolgirls for Sale in Japan, and soon discovered that teen girls were readily available to 'rent' for a variety of services, including fortune telling, massages, and walks with clients. In the video, Simon is visibly uncomfortable as the girl giggles and reads his 'fortune' using a birthday dictionary.