Mary Reisel is an applied anthropologist, who has lived in Japan for nearly 20 years. Her main area of expertise is consumer psychology. She is also a PhD. candidate from Meiji Gakuin University and her dissertation is on Japanese "Enjyo Kosai" also known as Compensated Dating and how it applies to consumption and E-Commerce. After ten years of researching this controversial subject, she explains how sexuality, intimacy, and desire are not only closely linked to consumerism but also hold the keys to everything in life. In this episode we get to hear the origins, the real motivation behind "Enjoy Kosai" and the current status of compensated dating in Japan. Other topics we discuss:
Mary Reisel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mreisel/
Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Anne-Allison/dp/0226014878
gugu Mattress Company: https://gugu.jp
Dream Drive: https://www.dreamdrive.life
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