If you like dancing and you like gravure idols with big breasts, then head to Circus Tokyo on August 10th. The enticingly named N.U.D.E. Vol.1: Our Paradise promises to have six top gravure models manning the DJ booth. The ladies spinning the beats are: Tsukasa Wachi, Sara Oshino, Rina Hashimoto, Aya Hazumi, Haruka Kai, and Airi Shimizu. Despite the name of the event, they won't be naked. Still, this is a great opportunity to see a real gravure model up-close and in the flesh. The ladies will be choosing the music, dancing and "posing", so expect to see some serious cleavage on ...

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More images have emerged from Minami Minegishi's new photo book. There was some initial buzz about it last month over a preview "hand bra" picture that appeared. Now some other images have appeared and they show Minami Minegishi at her slinky best. "Watashi wa Watashi" (I am Me) is shot by famed nude photographer Meisa Fujishiro. It went on release on July 12th but so far hasn't been selling well. In fact, the major AKB48 photo book releases from Rino Sashihara and Haruna Kojima sold much better. Now that Haruna Kojima will graduate AKB, the last ...

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School of Youth 2: The Unofficial History of the Gisaeng Break-In is a strange sex comedy set in a village school in the late Joseon period and portrays the shenanigans that go on there. There are several explicit sex scenes, including some nice cowgirl and doggy shots. If you like Korean girls in historical Korean robes getting down and dirty on the floor, you'll enjoy the scenes if you can wade through the dull comedy in between. Information about the 2016 film in English is sorely lacking but we can tell you it stars Ji Eun-seo, who was also in the erotic film Mutual ...

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"Let's play sex," the guide explains. We've seen these kinds of videos before but they are always fun to watch. This time it's The Hotelion in Sendai that provides YouTuber Abroad in Japan with the opportunity to go inside and check out the rooms. As we know, the somewhat infamous hotels with crazy themes are actually something of a rarity -- most hotels are relatively ordinary. But the amenities are certainly special and, while the the video revels in the unusual themed rooms available at The Hotelion, it wisely focuses on these details, too. (Also note the non-scented body ...

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The controversy over exploitation and coercion in the Japanese porn industry continues to rage. Following allegations, condemnations, arrests, and apologies, now comes another development. The popular AV star Saki Kouzai has come forward with the revelation that her porn debut was also coerced. In a 20-hour interview with Bunshun Shukan, she has come forward alleging both coercion and makura eigo, or the casting couch: you have to sleep with people to get ahead. She is currently suing Ryo Aoki, the head of Marks Japan who was previously arrested for a previous coercion case. Three ...

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We spotted this story shuttling around various overseas media outlets. It's been a few weeks since it was first published but, given that foreign press don't think this kind of story ever gets old, we decided to run it anyway. Of course, it is that old trope: a lonely Japanese guy and his fake girlfriend. This might be a virtual one or a music idol he'll never meet, or a dakimakura hug pillow -- or, as in this case, a a sex doll. Here we go on that merry-go-round again... Despite being married with two children, 61-year-old Senji Nakajima admits that his heart lies with his ...

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It's the usual story. An idol hits 30 and her career is on the verge of waning. What can she do to raise the ante? Oh, right: strip off. And so it goes that Shoko Hamada has revealed her cute butt to us at the ripe old age of 30. The former race queen, gravure idol and so-time music idol (yes, we all remember that classic from 2004, "Lolita Race Queen") has dropped her clothes for a photo shoot, and the results are petty fine. Sure, her butt's a bit flat -- this is Japan, after all -- but it has grab-me-now charm. Of course, all this flesh is ...

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The "hair nude" is a curious Japanese-English phrase. It refers not just to naked flesh; it's naked flesh with genital hair. What is "shocking" here is the display of pubic hair, the line by which art and entertainment is usually fettered in Japan. It is fine to have plenty of nudity in films and publications, but to avoid the century-old ambiguous obscenity laws, people censored or did not show actual pubic hair. The hair nude set out to deliberately show this was something to be challenged, legally and artistically. While the likes of Nobuyoshi Araki had already made erotic ...

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BuzzFeed Japan asked some of the top gravure idols to come into the studio and spill some home truths for them. Each gravure idol was asked to pose with a notepad telling us what their life was really life. Here is Nanoka, saying "Life is simple." Apparently she spends her days off just sitting around at home. Rina Hashimoto dispels one of the myths of her job. "I don't enjoy the locations." While it might seem like paradise to fly to Hawaii or other exotic locations for photo shoots, the reality of the job is apparently less glamorous. You spend all day shooting from morning ...

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Shoko Takasaki stunned us when she made her porn debut earlier this year as Shoko Takahashi. Though her switch to AV came because she was mired in a prostitution scandal, her release on the Muteki label was such a roaring success that is going to release a second film on September 1st. "G-cup Perfect Body Celebrity Shoko Takahashi" is being released by Moodyz as part of the AV Open 2016 series. Takasaki/Takahashi has also been busy with several hair nude (full-frontal nude) shoots, showing off her gorgeous G-cup body for all the world to see. Some of these are grainy scans, but ...

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Some sad news, folks. The lovely Ayame Misaki has got married. The 27-year-old actress and model apparently tied the knot on July 11th with a 36-year-old man who works as a salesman in energy conservation. The couple met last May at a mahjong game run by married friends. As the game wore on, Ayame became attracted to the man. They started seeing each other last summer. Ayame Misaki made her professional debut at 15 and has starred in some major films like the movie adaptation of Attack on Titan. She was in the lesbian soft-core porn film Girl's Blood (Aka x Pinku), where she ...

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We got pretty excited when news broke in May that model Haruna Yabuki was releasing a hair nude photo book by Kishin Shinoyama. Now that the collection -- called simply "Haruna" -- has hit the shelves, we are pleased that some scans are making the rounds online. More will surely emerge over the weeks -- and hopefully better quality ones, too. For now, enjoy Haruna's lush thirty-something body. If she seems too good to be true, remember that her celebrity boyfriend wasn't satisfied and two-timed her with a hostess. She literally found him in bed ...

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Rejoice! If you are a little overweight, you can still enjoy the unique charms of the naked restaurant. Japan's first nudist eatery, The Amrita, opens on July 29th. Frankly it's so hot and sweaty right now that my home it a permanent nudist camp. Originally it had made a big thing out of how you couldn't be more then 15kg (33 lbs) over the average weight for your height -- and that they would be weighing patrons at the entrance to check! After all, the logic went, who wants to be put off their dinner by excess flab? Guests are served by near-naked hot guys, meaning this is a host ...

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Who says politics is boring? Politics encourages you to masturbate! Yes, you read that right. Tenga is never one to miss a marketing opportunity. Previous gimmicks include an advertising contest, a business card holder, and a beach cleanup event. This weekend it's the House of Councillors election in Japan and it's special because it's the first time that 18- and 19-year-olds can vote. To encourage the newly enfranchised youngsters to head to the voting booth on July 10th, Tenga is giving away 100 Pocket Tenga sex toys, which is probably the brand's most convenient way to jack ...

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The Japanese AV industry is under a lot of pressure right now. Just today we heard that top porn star Nozomi Aso has been arrested on drug charges. Then there have been all the reports and criticisms about alleged coercion and exploitation in the industry, which even led to the arrest of porn industry staff and an official industry apology last month. Now the arrests have led to new charges. This time, the president of production company CA, Yoshihide Murayama, is one of 52 people -- 9 actresses 24 male performers, plus crew -- accused of indecent exposure during a shoot a camping ...

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Japanese porn star Nozomi Aso has been arrested on drug charges, according to the July 21st Shukan Jitsuwa weekly tabloid that went on sale today. The 27-year-old AV star is a graduate of Senshu University and made her debut in 2012. She left Soft on Demand in 2014 and then joined MAXING. Since then she has switched again to chacha promotion. She appeared in many releases in 2015 and 2016. One of her films from December last year was aptly called "Fucking Machine Sex Nozomi Aso". As well as enjoying commercial success in Japan, the slender actress with a G-cup is also popular in China. She ...

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Sometimes it can be hard to hold back. You see a hot girl in close proximity and you may have to force yourself not to try to grope her. Being under the influence of alcohol doesn't help either. What if this was a sultry gravure model?! But it it's okay if it's a professional, right? This "bust booster" expert has helped 30,000 women increase their bust size by massage techniques. She demonstrated this on Japanese television with gravure model Anna Konno, whose breasts are already more than impressive. In other words, Anna Konno had her F-cup breasts groped on TV for the benefit of ...

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Yuki Aoyama and his Schoolgirl Complex series has fast become the pseudo-artistic erotic photography phenomenon of the 2010s. If you have a thing for waif-like, slender angels, then Aoyama's work is for you. Well, School Complex 4 has come out and this time the theme is schoolgirls "flipping" each other's skirts -- a theme also explored in calendars, of course. As Kenny Everett said: All in the best possible taste! To celebrate, there is an exhibition at Yukai Hands Gallery, in the Waseda area, from July 22nd to July 31st. We love how a section of the ...

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What's better than one gravure idol? Fifty gravure idols! In June, Weekly Playboy brought together fifty of Japan's top scantily clad bikini models for what must surely be the photo shoot of the year. How many do you recognise? Many of the hottest gravure ladies are present and correct, including Yuka Kuramochi, Nanoka, Saya Kataoka, Saki Suzuki, Hikaru Aoyama, Hitomi Yasueda, Miko Terada, Aya Hazuki, Rin Tachibana, Yuka Someya, Iroha Yanagi, Ayuka Terada, Ikumi Hisamatsu, Rina Toeda, Fumina Suzuki, and more. We've included a sampling of the resulting shoot. You can really see ...

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This is something to make your eyes pop out. It might disgust or amaze you, depending on your level of tolerance. The Chastity Daruma Ridge by Libido Lab is a collaboration with the mangaka Shiruka Bakaudon (知るかバカうどん), known for his dark and violent comics. It features the torso of a slender Japanese girl with almost prepubescent breasts and... chopped-off limbs. Now whether your winced at that or smirked perhaps reveals a fair bit about your sexual proclivities. It is apparently inspired by Wu Zetian's or Lu Zhi's method of torturing and killing rivals. The ...

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He may well be an old man now but Kishin Shinoyama still likes to photograph nude bodies, and generate headlines for doing so. The king of the hair nude recently shot a hair nude photo book with Haruna Yabuki (photos are starting to appear online -- we'll have a post on this soon). His publications have been bestsellers and he also has mainstream recognition from the art world, too. His new photography exhibition, "La Maison de rendez-vous", is at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art from September 3rd to January 9th. That's over 100 days of nude photography, folks. It features around ...

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We are always on the look-out for the next big thing in Japanese adult toys, and this definitely seems to be one of them. We first wrote about it in late December, highlighting two products: Chichi Kabe Titty Wall and Vacuum Monster. But there are many more. In a nutshell, these products are like tentacle sex fetish toys, featuring multiple nipples and breasts on the exterior of the masturbator. The fantasy is that you can rub your hands and member all over the multiple breasts. While they aren't big enough for actual paizuri, there's a wealth of things you can do with so ...

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The Japanese cosplay world was in shock on June 29th when one of the most up-and-coming cosplayers, Nekomu Otogi, announced her surprise marriage at the age of just 20. Not only that, her new husband is a mangaka. And 31 years her senior! Yes, Kosuke Fujishima is one lucky, lucky guy. Oh, and she's pregnant. Yes, this is the classic dekichatta kekkon, or shotgun wedding. Don't worry, Nekomu, you are in fine company -- everyone from Meisa Kuroki to Eriko Satoh. But seriously, is this even legal? Apparently Fujishima, best known as the creator of Oh My Goddess!, ...

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Kyodo no Mori, an open-air folk museum in Fuchu, west Tokyo, is in a panic after a beautiful young Japanese girl took some nude selfies in and around a classroom in one of the historical buildings in the museum, and then posted her exploits to Instagram and Tumblr in early June. Needless to say, she (and her helpers) did not have the museum's permission. The museum has been flooded with inquiries. "Do you give permission for this kind of photography?!" The account was unnamed in media reports but apparently was "taaaaachin". It has since been deleted. It ...

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One of the year's biggest stories continues to get bigger. Exploitation and coercion in the Japanese AV industry has been condemned for trafficking. It has sparked a public debate about labor rights for porn performers, or the lack thereof. The issue of coercing women to appear in porn has even led to arrests. In days past, such people in the porn industry were presumably protected by the Yakuza but the ongoing civil war may have shaken up the system. Amid intense media attention, now an AV industry association has issued a formal apology and promised reform. The Intellectual ...

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