My friend Julie Wolfson is in Japan, and is sharing some of her photos. This is from a pet store in Roppongi, where the puppy cubicles face the street.
UPDATE: Boing Boing reader Goemon has an interesting comment about this place. He says:
That pet store runs a scam with the hostesses in the area:
The hostess walks by with her "john" and coos about how cute a puppy is. The john is convinced to buy her the puppy/fashion accessory/sex token.
After leaving her john later that night, the hostess returns the puppy to the pet store to get her cut of the sale.
And the cycle continues.
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