New Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Minister Yoichi Miyazawa submitted “expenses” in BDSM bondage barWritten by: Tadashi Anahori on October 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm | In Erotic Japan Blog | Discuss »
Mere days after Yuko Obuchi, the hottest woman in the Japanese Cabinet, tended her resignation from the post of METI head, now comes another scandal perhaps with the potential to sink another powerful minister in the government.
Obuchi’s replacement, Yoichi Miyazawa, spent some of his “expenses” in an “SM Bar” in Hiroshima City, it has emerged. The money was spent in the BDSM club in September 2010 but has only emerged today with a political expenses report, which recorded a bill for ¥18,230 (around $200) for a session at the club.
Obuchi’s short tenure running METI was also ended by an expenses scandal, though hers involved theater visits for constituents, a drop in the water compared to the whips of Miyazawa.
“We are still investigating the facts but have confirmed from the records that the minister himself did not go,” according to the new minister’s office. A likely story! If that’s the case, what on earth was the receipt doing in the minister’s expenses claims?!
“I heard about this for the first time through a news wire article,” the minister told the press pack. “I didn’t go myself. My office made a mistake and submitted it with the expenses.”
It may cost him his political reputation. It would have been far cheaper to have got a rope bondage personal sex toy instead!
A new sub-genre is born: Japanese rope bondage onahole masturbator sleeves are officially now a thing.
First we had the Kanojo Toys-designed sex toy, the Chokyo Shojo Bondage Virgin Manami Sujiman, which borrowed the kinkiness of a Japanese bondage slave and created a successful masturbator out of it.
Now comes another great example, the very aptly named Shibari Kinbaku Fetish Onahole.
Shibari, also known as kinbaku, is one of the most famous and respected elements of the Japanese erotic overseas.
We can see this new onahole being very popular then as it plays into the recent trend for mini dolls. These are not necessarily just small sex dolls; they can be masturbators with partial bodies integrated into the sleeve.
If you like the idea of screwing a miniature version of a girl tied up a crotch rope, then this is the replica for you. The body is in the classic karada with matanawa (crotch rope) style, the rope wrapped tied around a gorgeous bust and over her labia.
As Kanojo Toys says: “Grope her roped-up body and large breasts while she squirms under your fingers. The hole itself can be penetrated while her curving body remains tied up, the hole turning four times as you slide yourself into her tight inner realm.”
The tendency for onaholes to have ero manga illustrations on the packaging is also present here too. This time the picture is courtesy of Kurehito Misaki.
We look forward to more Japanese sex toys like this. With so many types of rope bondage poses out there, we think the possibilities are nearly endless!
What a waste?! I hope they lock this guy up!
Sadly, police say they are unlikely to charge Hideaki Adachi, who was discovered dumping waste in a public park in Osaka City. This in itself is an offense but it’s what he was dumping that has made the headlines: porn. Lots and lots of porn.
Adachi disposed of almost a quarter of a ton of pornography. After he was caught in the act, he claimed the stash was a friend’s and he was getting rid of it.
How much is a quarter of a ton of porn? Apparently it’s 17 sacks — containing films, magazines, and 500 VHS video tapes (remember those?). He transported the 200kg mountain of porn in his small truck.
Because the stash was technically not his, police are unlikely to press charges against the 70-year-old man. He was arrested and held for a day but was then released after questioning. Instead of punishment, he is being applauded for his act, which was helping out a friend who is bedridden and at the time in life when he needs to sort out his belongings, including the ones you’d rather others didn’t see.
If you’re worried about Osaka’s youngsters being “corrupted” by black bags of wank rags, Adachi wasn’t trying to give the porn away. That’s a shame, as we reckon there are lots of people curious about what porn looked like in the non-digital age. He had apparently made efforts to keep it hidden. He actually knew the park well through his other volunteer services — this time helping the homeless — and so his plan was that the treasure trove of old pornos would be taken away as regular trash and disposed of properly.
The Japan Society of Sexual Science has completed a large survey of sexual habits among middle-aged and elderly couples, investigating Japan’s chronic issue of “sexlessness”.
Surveying sexual activity among 1,162 middle-aged and older men and women, the results show intriguing trends for the reality of Japanese relationships.
The survey was conducted between January 2011 and December 2012, with men and women living in the Kanto region (which includes Tokyo, Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba etc.) aged between 40 and 79. The average age of male respondents was 59.5 and for women it was 57.2.
Of the 1,162 surveyed men and women, most had spouses; only 92 of the men were single and 207 of the women.
As the same organization also conducted similar surveys in 2000 and 2003, it can now make findings based on over 10 years of data and trends.
First off, sexless marriages are in the majority. Asking if the people with spouses had had penetrative sex in the past year (with their partners), 52% of me and 54% of the women said “never”. In 2000, this had been 25% and 23% respectively. The drop in sexual activity is particularly noticeable among those in their fifties.
On the other hand, sexless singles are roughly the same for 2003 — 39% of men and 58% of women — meaning that today even if you have a partner, middle-aged couples in Japan have about the same amount of sex as those who are ostensibly “alone”.
This leads to the next line of inquiry: adultery.
“In the past year have you have intimate relations with a member of the opposite sex who is not your spouse?” This was the question and in 2012 32% of men and 14% of women answered “yes” — a jump of nearly three times for both men and women compared to the 2000 survey! No doubt Ashley Madison et al are making this easier for them.
Of course, “intimate relations” need not always mean actual sex but socially speaking, even if it is just kissing it is in the same ball park as full adultery regardless of your interpretation of the phrase.
The really big prevalence is among the men. 39% of the men who answered they had had no sex with their partner in the past year said they had had “intimate relations” with someone else. Clearly they are going elsewhere for their fun.
So any time a Japanese politician starts talking about protecting the nuclear family, let’s remind him or her of the reality.
Tokyo cops have busted a special parlor in Takadonobaba, near Shinjuku, where male customers could go to smell Japanese schoolgirls in private rooms.
The manager, one Takanori Izuchi, was a mere 33 years old but he was boldly running the aptly-named Pure Doll JK Community near the JR Station on the Yamanote Line. It’s not the smell fetish per se that’s the issue here. Izuchi and another employee were arrested for hiring actual teenagers to let male patrons sniff them in their underwear. The girls were under 18, which breaches employment rules. One 17-year-old girl was thus employed in early October, and this was the incident that led to the bust.
It is part of a police crackdown on Japanese high school girl parlors and other services across Tokyo.
Izuchi has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “With the police and media making noise (about Akihabara), I thought I’d try Takadanobaba,” the suspect is quoted by police.
The menu for the establishment indicates that conversation is the basic service provided. However, options allow customers to select costumes, sniff the odor of the attendant’s hair and receive a slap in the face.
And how much would this set you back? Around ¥1,000 ($9) for five minutes. Aroma doesn’t come cheap!
The parlor had a whole team of high school girls, some 30 students. Being a cosplay joint, the cops also seized a large cache of uniforms, costumes and maid outfits.
Of course, part of the appeal here is surely that the clothes and smell is actually on the body of a bona fide high school girl who is right in front of you.
But if you are a smell fetishist and just want the aroma itself, Japan has plenty of smell fetish bottles, lubes and other toys to help you get your kick in more legal (and cheaper) ways.
We already know that there’s a strong subculture in Japan for cross-dressing — and one which doesn’t fit easily into any western ideas of gay culture — but here’s something new.
Metrosexual Japanese men worried about their nipples showing through t-shirts may be turning to these nipple stickers to cover up.
There are several products out there on the market, it seems. The “Nipple Shields” by Tex Mex are marketed as “fashion help for men”, especially young high-fliers in the business world who don’t want their muscular chests with pokey nipples showing through their tight white shirts.
You get six pairs of color stickers in this pack.
An alternative brand is Men’s Nipple (the singular in the original), which is a transparent pasted sticker on the nipple to prevent abrasion for men when jogging or doing exercise. Practical or just overly sensitive?
They have a cool website URL, though — www.mensnipless.com.
If you fancy being “nipless”, this is how you put one on.
That’s the question that Time Out Tokyo asked its readers online back in August.
Unfortunately we have no idea how many people answered and what proportion were looking at its Japanese website or English one — so this could in fact just be a handful of people’s preferences.
Still, beggars can’t be choosers and in the absence of another similar survey, we were amused to look at the results.
The biggest surprise is the main question about favorite position.
Doggy-style won, followed by cowgirl. While most people probably pretend in a survey to be more adventurous than they are and are unlikely to select default missionary as their “favorite”, we still weren’t expecting doggy to come out on top (no pun intended).
Sex while standing up is the least favorite, though that’s understandable considering just how damned hard it is (no pun intended).
Doggy-style sex is most popular in Shibuya apparently. Perhaps it’s hasty backend screws in the toilets of various Dougenzaka nightclubs?
Do you agree with the results?
Okay, we’ve very late with this — a quick search reveals people were talking about this back in 2012! But for some reason we’ve only just found out about it and it’s so cool, we wanted to blog it now, two years after everyone else.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue in Japan — especially in the workplace. The problem is so ingrained now some women have given up on finding a solution.
But Etsuko Ichihara and Taiki Watai’s attitudes towards sexual harassment is certainly novel, even if we’re not sure if it makes it better or worse.
They take that most phallic of Japanese root vegetables, the chunky radish (daikon) and turn it into a device for generating sexual groans.
The resulting system is called the Sexual Harassment Interface.
Depending on where you stroke or touch the radishes, the SHI creates different variations of sexual moaning and groaning. They even differentiate a boy and girl radish.
Beyond the WTF response when you first see the contraption in action, our initial thought was: What was it like to record the sounds?
In 2013 the makers then converted the basic radish system into a headset device for a virtual reality sex experience.
The user sees a hot girl whom he can touch and hear her get excited. In reality he’s a “grinning weirdo” (their words) who is stroking a radish.
They’ve been doing this for some time. Here’s a “performance” at Waseda back in 2010. in which they peel the radishes for certain aural effects.
Is this feminism? Girls dressing up in aprons and “maternal” gear to reclaim kitchen tools and food as erotic? Or is it a weird fetish?
Or is it, like so much in Japanese kinky world, beyond any such categorization?
Here are the two designers. They seem like such innocent folk!
And some more futuristic vegetable sex ideas… sadly as yet unrealized.
Porn moan multimedia art with vegetables. Only in Japan!?!
So what’s next? Burdock root sex dolls?
Our friends at KanojoToys have told us they are having a 10% off sale to celebrate Halloween.
We usually go over to KTS to browse the latest great sex toys but they also have a nice selection of cosplay costumes and “fun stuff” — many items of which could be both a private toy and public costume.
Even the bondage toys and BDSM gear would make an awesome costume to shock and scare fellow revellers come October 31st.
And even if you don’t need an original Halloween costume, you can still claim a 10% discount on your purchases by using the code “creepynight”.
…and the daring Vicky Panties “wearable vagina belt”.
Enjoy Halloween, folks!
Japanese sexy lingerie brand Ravijour has held its first solo strip show — sorry, we mean fashion show. To look at the pictures, it’s an easy mistake to make!
Models include Elli Rose, Mayuko Arisue and Natsumi Yoshida strutted their stuff on October 8th and showed off their slinky bodies in Roppongi to celebrate 10 years of one of Japan’s two main drop-dead-hot lingerie lines (the other is Peach John).
I know we write about Japanese lingerie like Ravijour perhaps a bit too much on this blog, despite it being a bit too ordinary to qualify for “kinky”. It’s just we find it amazing how overtly sexual the lingerie labels can be and still get such mainstream media attention. They can make Victoria’s Secret seem tame!
Long live Japan’s glorification of sluttiness!
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