By the end of 2007, there were a reported 202,592 Filipinos residing in Japan. Japan's Filipino population has had a cultural impact on the country, and, while the numbers of Filipino immigrants is decreasing due to recent changes in Japanese immigration law, there are an abundance of Filipino-staffed services on offer in Japan. Whether you are a Filipino looking to find a few home comforts, a Japanese national looking for something a little different, or even a tourist hoping to experience some Filipino culture while traveling in Japan, there are a number of different venues available for you to explore.
G-1 International Club, Tokyo
G-1 International Club, Tokyo. The G1-International is a traditional "hostess" club, but with a twist; all of the hostesses are foreigners. A hostess club is a Japanese institution and involves the predominantly Japanese patrons being served by ladies dressed in traditional Japanese kimono, while eating Japanese food and drinking sake. The club is located at: Sowaredo Ginza Bldg. B1F, 6-6-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, and is open Monday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. .
Class A Club, Tokyo
Class A Club, Tokyo. Roppongi is the nightclub district of Tokyo, and it is teeming with foreign residents living in the city. There are various Filipino bars and nightclubs in the area, and the Class A offers live music and cocktails prepared by Class A's well-trained bartender. The club is open from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and can be found on Sankou Bldg B1F, 4-12-12 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Champions Bar, Tokyo
Champions, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo. Drinks at this gay bar cost around 500 yen, and the staff speak English and Japanese.
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