Japan’s ‘intimacy coordinators’ in high demand on film sets following sexual abuse scandals

Demand for “intimacy coordinators” is on the rise in Japan following a slew of sexual abuse and harassment scandals, which rocked the country’s television and film industry.

Momoko Nishiyama, one of only two intimacy coordinators currently working in Japan, says her primary role is to ensure actors’ comfort and consent while filming intimate scenes. While Hollywood has embraced intimacy coordinators in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the profession was, until recently, virtually unheard of in Japan. ...continue reading

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