Plying a lucrative trade in Japan

Mr Shimura’s job as a private investigator for one of Japan’s fastest- growing detective agencies is straightforward: catch his targets on video walking through the doors of one of these hotels with someone on their arm, and present the results to a waiting partner.

“You think they would be upset,” he says. “But I’ve seen women cry with happiness because they know they can get out of their marriage. It makes me believe it’s all worthwhile.”


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