Oct 11, If you've read Expat and Gay in Japan: An Introduction, you'll remember I mentioned that gay men in Japan tend to meet at bars or online. However, with LGBT activism picking up over the past several years, more options are emerging for those looking to find a sense of community or connect with other. Jul 19, The Straight Male Sex Workers of Japan Who Sell Their Services to Gay Men. “If you'd never experienced this, it would be hard to understand.” That's the first line of Boys for Sale, a documentary that had its North American premiere last week at Outfest Los Angeles. The film follows 10 urisen — mostly. Mark McLelland recently completed a Ph.D. thesis about the portrayal of homosexuality in. Japanese media in the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He has published several papers on homosexuality in Japan, including "How to Be a Nice Gay: The. Stereotyping of Gay Men in Japanese.