In Japan, what is a "Philippine pub" (フィリピンパブ)?
I tried googling for "Philippine pub Japan", but didn't have much luck. The Japanese edition of Wikipedia has a description, but Google Translate doesn't do a good job of translating it into English, and it's a bit verbose as well.
I'm basically after an overview of Philippine pubs, but some details I'd like to know include:
- Whether they still exist, or if they're a trend that has since gone out of fashion or been banned.
- Are they basically normal bars, part of the sex industry, or somewhere in between?
- If they're like hostess bars, are there any differences between them and a hostess bar that'd make visiting them worthwhile even if you've been to a hostess bar?
- Are foreigners generally allowed?