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DocArchive: Japan: A Friend In Need

January 28th, 2011

Episode 16 of 1369 episodes

Would you still walk down the aisle if you found out that you're prospective in-laws, the best man and congregation were fake? Roland Buerk investigates Japan's growing 'rent a friend' service and why social standing is driving excluded people to extremes.

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