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Title: Shinjuku's ever-evolving gay enclave
Post by: Feral on October 28, 2007, 04:33:06 AM
Shinjuku's ever-evolving gay enclave (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fd20071028t1.html)

With the new trend toward openness, gay-oriented places have become more dispersed around the metropolitan area and spread to the suburbs, leading some to wonder if this may make the enclave in Ni-chome irrelevant.

But so far at least, predictions of the area's demise have proved premature. One of the factors spurring its revival has been a growing influx of lesbians. Until recently, few businesses catered to this trade, but the district now boasts about 20 such establishments.