Just when you think the bureaucrats couldn't get any sillier, along come some to prove you wrong. Activists and ero-manga (adult manga) fans in Japan have been shocked by the recent designation by Hokkaido and Shiga prefectures of two reference books as "harmful" to youngsters. Zenkoku-ban Anohino Erohon Jihanki Tanbouki (Nationwide Study of Pornography Vending Machine of Yesterdays) and Ero Manga Hyogenshi (The Expression History of Ero-manga) by Yusuke Kato are about adult manga but are not adult manga themselves. But this distinction means nothing to Shiga and Hokkaido: the former ...

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Japan's biggest adult retailer and a porn producer in its own right (through the various production companies in its group), Soft on Demand is now going one step further. Following in the footsteps of the Playboy bar in Kabukicho that is staffed by hot gravure idols, the SOD is opening the Soft on Demand Tachinomi standing bar in Akihabara (apparently located "15 seconds' walk" from the Showa-dori Gate). Patrons will be served by, you guessed it, actual Japanese adult video ...

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New women debut in Japanese adult video every month. Many are actually nameless -- uncredited "extras" -- and some are actually just women who are now performing under a new name. A small minority are celebrities from another industry that are switching over, typically to the Muteki label. But another set of women are those who make a genuine splash on their own merits, who stir up real buzz just for being hot and appearing in an exciting release. Honjo Suzu was a recent example of this. Noa Takeuchi was, too, but then her AV releases literally disappeared from the shelves. Saika ...

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The glory of Japanese television strikes again. From handjob karaoke contests to gravure idols stripping off samurai armor and filming behind the scenes at a nude photo shoot, there seems no end to the imaginations of producers. This time, it was Wednesday's Downtown, a variety show on TBS presented by the comedy duo Downtown (Hitoshi Matsumoto and Masatoshi Hamada). The gorgeous and decidedly busty gravure idol Fumina Suzuki was stripped naked and then wrapped in plastic for no reason other than to show off her breasts being squeezed by the tight layers of semi-transparent plastic. ...

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We all have our peccadilloes, but some are stranger than others. Some of them are rightfully referred to as fetishes -- and some will get you arrested. And sometimes they are both. Judging by the astounding amount of smell fetish toys, sprays, and lubes available, Japan would seem to have a thing for erotic aromas. A minority, though, inevitably take things too far. One day, a Japanese man decided he wanted to take some shoes from a school in Noboribetsu on the northern island of Hokkaido. But he didn't want them as ordinary footwear. No, his interest lay in their pungent value ...

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The results are predictable and messy. Along comes a journalist in the West who fancies tackleing the thorny old saw that is sexlessness in Japan, or a perceived problem of sexlessness, and blunders around making generalizations based on some Google searches. This time it's well-known writer Julie Burchill in the British right-leaning weekly magazine The Spectator, who provocatively asks "Why do the Japanese despise sex?" Her rationale seems to be that it all comes down to hikikomori -- acute social withdrawal syndrome -- which affects, the article claims, some half a million male ...

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Seriously, we thought we had seen it all: a grenade, an ear, a sweet corn cock. They say there's an app for that. Well, there's also an adult toy for it. Onaholes and masturbators come in all shapes and sizes, and every fetish has its own specialist toy. The Nikubenki Human Toilet Masturbator is one of the most unique and inventive sex toys we've seen. It takes the "human toilet" (nikubenki) trope that is so big in adult video and transforms it into something you can have sex with. The word "nikubenki" is slang for a female slut, but a subgenre of Japanese pornography interprets this ...

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The actress Riho Yoshioka took part in her first fashion show catwalk event last weekend and gave fans more than they bargained for when she bent down to touch hands with admirers. At the Sweet Collection 2018 event in Shibuya on April 7th, organised by Sweet magazine, the 25-year-old Riho Yoshioka made a surprise guest appearance on the catwalk. Her cute bust wobbled as she walked and she even stuck out her tongue with sheer glee. She momentarily revealed quite a flash of her chest, almost giving us a glimpse at the goods beneath. All right, so it's not quite a genuine nip slip ...

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One of the things that never ceases to amuse and amaze us is the sheer bravado of Japanese adult toys when it comes to picking subjects to parody. Satire and emulation is a very strong part of the industry and we've seen some fun ones. Much of the time parody onaholes are catering to an esoteric crowd, based on a character from a slightly obscure eroge, manga, anime, or light novel. But occasionally the masturbator designers go all out and create something inspired by a really famous part of pop culture, such as a household drink or regional PR mascot. AV also frequently parodies other ...

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The latest amateur nude selfie goddess to tear up the interwebs in Japan is this young angel. Her hinnyu chopping-board chest is surprisingly hot, along with her cute girl-next-door face. But best of all is the sheer inventiveness of the series of shots she has posted online, displaying off her alluring nude or semi-nude body in a sequence of poses that really show off her normal life at home. Some of the over-exposed (technically, that is) shots feel very professional, in a deliberately "casual" and rough sort of way, and we suspect she got help creating them. Is she in fact the muse of a ...

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Here's a story that likely won't do any favors for the reputations of either gaijin or Asian women. We stumbled upon the tale of the American Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jaymes Schulte, who allegedly made secret videos of his one-night stands with many Asian women. Apparently he then uploaded his sex tapes to a now-defunct Pornhub channel called TravelPorn where he charged viewers $10 for uncensored videos or $250 for a lifetime membership. He accumulated 3,000 subscribers and 800,000 views. The Mixed Martial Arts lightweight fighter (nicknamed "Underdog") in his early thirties says ...

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If you like Japanese schoolgirl porn -- that is Japanese adult video with a schoolgirl theme, though performers will be above legal age -- then you may well know that Japanese porn titles often use euphemisms to describe this subgenre. The Japanese word "joshi kosei" means "high school girl" but by writing the third with a different kanji (女子校生, rather than 女子高生), it was possible to hide the "high" part and just make it look like female students without a specific age -- even more useful if you also wanted to hint that the students are younger than high school age. The ...

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Ever wondered what it's like to do a nude photo shoot? We all love the results but how are those sensual images created? What's the process? How many people are involved? And how much do models earn? Well, the truth is a little more banal than you might expect. Often there aren't even any real locations, just a studio and a minimal crew -- and a model willing to drop their towel for a few hours. A Japanese TV show recently went behind the scenes at a nude photo shoot. Here are some ...

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No sooner than we have posted one article about a Japanese man exposed as a serial molester of women on trains near Tokyo, then along comes another case. A video has appeared online allegedly showing a foreign man in the act of molesting a Japanese woman from behind while riding a train in central Tokyo. The unidentified foreign male, who seem to be in his forties or fifties, is shown seemingly pushing himself up against the buttocks of the woman on a relatively crowded JR Yamanote train. If we understand the context right, the person shooting the video apparently had already ...

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Chikan (groping) remains a big problem in Japan, especially major cities like Tokyo and Osaka, where women have to ride crowded commuter trains daily. Gropers can get away with coping a feel of a woman who is unable to move or sometimes tell outright if it's chikan or just an accident of contact such as will inevitably occur with so many people squeezed into a train. And even if she knows it's chikan, it is then hard to say with certainty who is the perpetrator, much less apprehend them after the fact. Women-only carriages have not solved the issue, since there are far too many women riding ...

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Unless you are one of the increasingly small number of fans who follow all the inns and outs of the current lineup of idols in AKB48, you may not know who Rena Kato is. We didn't. But we certainly do now. She has released her sexiest shoot to date. While it's not exactly pushing the boundaries like her cohorts, not least Haruka Shimda, or former members of the group who have gone on to sexier climates, such as Natsumi Hirajima and Aika Ota (and that's before we even start talking about the ex-AKB48 girls who have gone into porn), it's a pretty good way to make an impression on would-be ...

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Manami Hashimoto has probably replaced Mitsu Dan as the hottest jukujo of the moment, and it's good to see her spreading her body and talents not just across the pages of the weeklies but also on film and television shows. From the trailer it looks like the movie Hikaru (Light), directed by Tatsushi Omori, will feature a nude sex scene with her, but we'll have to wait for the DVD release to check that out and confirm the details. In the meantime, we were searching around and found a nice little sex scene she did in a TV drama broadcast back in 2016. It's called Fukigen na Kajitsu ...

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Perhaps even more so than the fabled female G-spot or orgasm, squirting is the Holy Grail of a woman. Attain it and there can be no further achievements worthy of your sexual attention. Shiofuki (squirting) is, as any reader will surely know, a huge part of adult video -- frequently employed as a trope to humilitate or shame the woman in question. That may not be to everyone's taste. After all, squirting should arguably be a celebration of the female body. Look at what you did! Look at what I helped you to do! Let's enjoy this together! The Shiofuki Splash Squirting Powered Masturbator ...

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Japan's amazing sex dolls have long been so much more than just adult companions. They have inspired art projects and serious photography while, in turn, real life has also unsurprisingly inspired them -- such as the Lady Gaga love doll a few years back. And now things have come full circle LEiyA is a Japanese photographer who shoots women who are made to look like they have become a sex doll (love doll). She does this as an Osaka-based service called the "Human Love Doll Factory," which was launched by LEiyA in December 2017 and offers to transform you into a "living sex doll," as ...

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New Japanese illustration manual teaches budding erotic artists how to draw sexy girls What's the good of being an illustrator if you can't put your skills to real use? That seems to be the thinking behind a new illustration reference book, ...

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The Olympics isn't all just sport, you know. There's a lot of sex that goes on, especially within the relatively enclosed confines of the Olympic Village (think of all the adrenaline, testosterones, and other hormones!) and also out and around the host city that is overrun by visiting athletes, staff, media, and spectators from around the world. Apparently, Japan's condom makers are looking forward to 2020, when Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, in order to show off their 0.01mm ultra-thin wares. While arguably most Japanese men don't bother with condoms, hence the high rate of ...

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This Japanese woman is 23, married, and horny, and has the nipples to show it, even if her actual breasts are on the flat side. The latest nude-selfie-crazed Japanese woman and "goddess of Twitter" to catch our discerning attention is this beauty, blessed with a slender body, pointy nipples, and elegantly pale skin. What's more, she hasn't let marriage make her lazy. She still takes great care of her body, including fully shaving her pussy for a tight paipan. She keeps her face carefully hidden in the pictures but we get more than enough of a hint to tell that she's cute. And she also ...

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A survey by Himawari Life Insurance, ostensibly related to its breast cancer awareness efforts, asked 1,000 Japanese women (250 each in their twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties) about their breasts. Asked to rate their own breasts on a scale of 1 to 100, the average was 46.1, which we find rather disappointing. Even more unequivocal, however, was the response to the most important question in the survey: Do you like your breasts? I like them: 4.8% I kinda like them: 16.3% I don't like them very much: 25.5% I don't like them at all: 19% I neither like nor dislike ...

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It's a stereotype but there is some truth to it: a foreign male who's below average can come to Japan and get himself an above-average lady, if not several (sometimes even at once). It all depends how determined and sleazy he wants to be, or how savvy he is at using the tools at his disposal (certain bars and clubs, dating sites and apps). From students to coworkers, "language exchanges," and random girls on the street, there's a lot of options out there if you have the time and energy, and, naturally, the inclination. It goes without saying that you will have even more dating and ...

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It's amazing to think that it is now a full decade since Tenga Eggs burst into our forlorn lives to brighten us up and transform the way we thought of adult toys (and eggs). Known (at least to us) as the Apple of the Japanese sex toys industry, Tenga's series of Eggs can be wrapped around your erect member to caress your glans and shaft gently and intimately. The various Eggs feature different inner designs with their distinct texture and curves, while the Eggs are thin enough that you can feel the grip of your hands as you get to work. Over the years, Tenga has released further ...

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