Now that you’ve said “what the….?” I just read about a wakaresaseya in the July issue of Marie Claire, so until recently I would have said the same thing.
So what is a wakaresaseya? Essentially a professional “breakup artist”.
A wakaresaseya is hired by wives in Japan to entrap their husbands to ensure a better divorce settlement. Unless a woman has proof of infidelity or some other wrongdoing they get nothing. In comes the wakaresaseya (who makes $200,000 a year), who can make a big difference in a divorce payout.
There is a first encounter, for example, asking for directions. And then a second “coincidental” encounter with an invitation to a bar. And then you get the picture. In fact the wakaresaseya takes pictures and when necessary has sex with the “mark”.
I’m sure you could get a wakaresaseya in the U.S. In fact I’m sure that people have used some form of a wakaresaseya in the U.S. But I feel like it would go by a different name and be a less respected profession here, so don’t quit your day job.