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CAPTION ONLY: APPRENTICE GEISHA SUES EX-EMPLOYER

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Kaori Takagi, with other breakaway maiko (apprentice geisha), explains her suit against a geisha house owner Monday in Kyoto, Japan. In the first case of its kind, the 21-year-old maiko sued her former employer, demanding $110,000 in compensation for exploitation. Geisha are trained in music and conversation to serve as hired companions for men.