Tokyo Reporter has an intriguing little report from a tabloid.
In the January 31 issue of Shukan Asahi, Minori Kitahara expressed concern over the popularity of a male masturbation aid that attempts to simulate the feeling of sex with an underage girl.
Kitahara is a fortysomething female “sexpert” and bestselling author. She was apparently shocked — we weren’t — by the high sales ranks on Amazon.co.jp for such onahole masturbation sleeves as the Innocent Little Sister Onahole and Seven Teen Bordeaux Onahole, which replicate a sexual experience with a Japanese teenaged virgin.
“I don’t think it is wrong to have that kind of desire,” she says. “However, as a woman now, and previously a girl, I feel strange living in a society where the lolicon fetish represents the majority.”
“Lolicon” is of course a fetish for younger-looking, innocent girls (importantly, not necessarily being young per se).
Kitahara doesn’t seem to highlight teenager idols, such as young Gravure idols and music idol groups — in which girls below the age of consent frequently pose in alluring, though “innocent” bikini photo shoots — but feels the onaholes are more of a worrying trend.
Should we be worried? Is this a healthy new and undefinable sexual trend? Or does it represent a problem with society and individuals? Could it even be a cause of Japan’s declining birthrate?!
Kitahara goes further: “Is this now not a sickness?”
Getting a side job where you can watch uncensored porn sounds like a male paradise. But hang on. Uncensored porn? Oh, right, in Japan, due to bizarre adherence to a century-old regulation creation to try to make Japan similar to “moral” Christian western nations, porn has genitals blurred out.
Technically, if you are selling porn in Japan that isn’t pixellated, you are breaking the law. (And then it gets complicated if it’s just a photo with genitals that is more “artistic” than pornographic or if it’s a mainstream film with full-frontal nudity — all of which were also censored until recently.)
Hiroki Yokota (not real name) is a 41-year-old company employee and he’s been doing a side job for over ten years. His job is to pixellate the adult videos we all buy.
He earns a steady ¥100,000 (around $1,000) per month for his efforts and he recently revealed more about the mysterious side to Japanese porn in an interview with Nikkan Spa.
“You don’t need to get any special equipment or software yourself, you can just turn up at the porn maker’s offices, so it’s easy for a newbie to get started. There’s a pre-test before they take you on, but you can practice using the ‘mosaic’ while they train you so you don’t need to have particularly good computer knowledge. If it’s a main production company, you can get an hourly salary of ¥1,500 per hour. A regular businessman could do two or three hours per day on their way home from work and get between ¥50,000 and ¥60,000 per month.”
So, up to $15 an hour. Not bad, right?
The journalist tried out the “mosaic” (pixellation) duties and he felt it wasn’t an especially “easy” job. You get tired from having to always look at where you need to pixellate — and it also becomes strangely addictive, he felt.
“Yes, there are these kinds of problems. It’s not right for everyone,” admits Yokota. “After you’ve got some experience at a major company you can then start working for the subcontractors on a commission basis. The more you have to pixellate, the higher the salary. If it’s a gang bang or scat flick, then you have to deal with larger numbers and so the commission is higher.”
Yokota chuckles where he tells the reporter just how much work there is. “It’s not just for the DVDs sold by the major companies. There’s also pixellation for online streamed content plus the satellite porn, each with their criteria for ‘mosaic’. There is endless work for you, you’ll never be short of a job. You can also get free samples from the companies so I haven’t had to buy porn for the last ten years. Of course, I always watch them for homework!”
With the girls ever younger and the pressure to appear wrinkle-free and with the softest of skin that can stand up to iPad zooms, how do once popular Gravure models maintain a career after they hit 30?
Mayumi Ono (小野真弓) was never a mega star in the idol world. Her D-cup and girl-next-door made her look like a sexy TV presenter. She had fans but not legions of them.
We liked her before and treated ourselves to a selection of images for an Idol of the Week a couple of years ago.
So now she’s 31, how can she give her thirteen-year career a second boost now that it has started to flag?
She’s used her slinky body and, in particular, her impressive bust to attract attention from netizens even after she has hit the dreaded three-oh.
Witness her transformation from cute to provocative in just a few years.
Are we alone in think she’s getting better with age?!
Now people are asking if a porn debut is only a short time away!
In the past we’ve encountered a thief who targeted hostesses and their shoes, a violent lingerie bandit who literally tears his swag off the bodies of his victims, a bra theft addict, and even a 82-year-old panties thief.
Now comes another shocking tale of lingerie larceny…
The media has reported the indictment of a man in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, for stealing more than 200 items of woman’s underwear.
Tsutomu Kashiwase (44) apparently stole 217 items across the three prefectures of Tochigi, Gunma and Saitama. The Japanese countryside would seem to be populated by roaming samurai intent on nabbing girls’ panties.
The unemployed Kashiwase is accused of having stolen underwear on 27 occasions between March 2011 and November 2013. He was finally caught in November when he got
“I wanted to collect them,” he has admitted. We wonder if in prison he will be assigned laundry duties?
Our lady this week is the charming Yua Shinkawa (新川優愛), an actress and fashion model.
Born in 1993, Yua has a slinky body with the face of a girl you just might meet in a bar in Shibuya or Roppongi.
She was discovered while still a teenager and has been posing in lovely bikinis since a practically illegal age.
We expect great things from this young girl. Just don’t let her loose on the streets of Tokyo any time soon. She won’t last a minute!
The new SD Tenga Cups are three onacups that are slightly shorter than usual so you can get a better thrust, hitting the end more easily like you are pushing into a tight Japanese girl’s pussy.
Obviously this is great for any guy who finds the other cups a little too roomy but regardless of your own sense of proportion, we have tested them out and can assure you that the new size means more effective thrusting as you push up against the inside tip, plus a stronger, more immediate vacuum effect.
Here’s the regular SD Tenga Deep Throat Cup, in a bright red.
And here’s the slightly gentler SD Tenga Deep Throat Soft Cup, in white.
And the potent SD Tenga Deep Throat Hard Cup, in black, natch.
Tenga call the SD Cups “direct top custom,” which we’re not sure what it means. Still, marketing slogans aside, as always the new onacups look great and feel even greater!
Last night in the pouring rain saw the Japan Adult Awards held in Tokyo.
The annual prizes are the Japanese porn industry’s chance to pat itself on the back and rewards its top actresses with trinkets for their efforts over the past year.
The much-coveted Best Actress prize was taken home by Yui Hatano, who made her debut way back in 2008.
While we were rooting for Mei Hayama in the Best Newcomer Award, she sadly lost out to Marina Shirashi (below left). The jukujo award was won by Kimika Ichijo. Other award winners include Nono Mizusawa (below right).
Best Film was Bishojo futari de ecchicchi!, a lesbian feature starring Wakaba Onoue and Ai Uehara.
It was announced at a press conference yesterday (March 4th) that idol super group AKB48 is now recruiting a new member. Nothing new in that. The difference is that the new girl will be over 30!
For a limited time only (April 12th to August 31st), the new 30-plus girl will join the youthful ranks of Japan’s largest money-spinning musical machine.
Applications for the Otona AKB48 Auditions (Adult AKB48 Auditions) are now open and close on March 28th. Anyone can apply as long as they are over 30; you can be married or single, professional or a total amateur.
So do you think we can look forward to the teenaged girls being joined by a wrinkly granny over the spring and summer? Or just a sexy jukujo?
The current oldest member is Haruna Kojima (25 years and 10 months). Mariko Shinoda was positively ancient when she graduated last year at 27 years old. Some previous members are sorosoro yabai — i.e. heading into their next decade. Megumi Ohori has now turned 30 (and pregnant).
Taro, Tadashi and Kazuki all love woman over 30 — perhaps even more than super youthful-looking girls — so they are certainly excited to see a slightly older performer strutting her stuff on stage with the usual AKB girls. Dan Mitsu, perhaps?
One of the most slippery and ambiguous of terms in Japanese sexuality, otoko no ko sounds like the word for “boy” but is written with in hiragana and with a final character that usually means “daughter” or “girl”. In the simplest of definitions, it’s a type of cross-dressing where boys dress up as girls.
This doesn’t mean you are a shemale or a transexual in the western way of thinking, but it does bend the usual lines between gender, sexuality and appearance.
Now Tama Toys has come up with these basic sets to help otoko no ko look their best.
The Otoko no Ko First Make-Up Set is a starter set including lipstick, foundation and a puff.
Meanwhile, the Otoko no Ko First Manicure Set is a three-item set of two nail manicures (in two colors, red and pink) and nail enamel remover, so you can take them off and go back to being “normal”.
Care to give it a try?
A police officer from Kagawa Prefecture has been arrested for using his smartphone to photograph up the skirt of a female, disguising the camera underneath a legging that he was wearing so as not to contaminate a crime scene.
Mitsuru Higashiyama (35) was arrested in January and on February 28th it was announced that he was suspended for three months. He has also voluntarily resigned from his post.
Higashiyama had apparently used the same contraption at four places between February 2013 and January this year on five separate women.
“It was to satisfy my sexual appetites,” he has said.
After his arrest, videos that he took up the skirts of the women were discovered on his home computer.
Other sites where he took the videos included 24 women from crime scenes and police facilities (where he filmed fellow police officers), and even another 14 victims filmed at supermarkets during work hours. He varied his technique by using other shoes and hiding the phone inside.
Well, he certainly used his skills at least.
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