The world media has once again taken an interest in Japanese pornography -- in particular, porn made for and starring seniors. We previously noted the press attention lavished on silver porn star Yasue Tomita and veteran male performer Shigeo Tokuda. Doing the rounds of various overseas media outlets this time is an Associated Foreign Press article about the retirement of Maori Tezuka. After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits -- at the ripe old age of 80. Maori Tezuka, a former opera ...

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How much do women working as prostitutes in Japan earn? Regardless of your nocturnal habits, it's no doubt a question no doubt many of us have asked at various times. Grow As People (GAP) is a nonprofit group that supports sex workers and it just released a new report. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it found that wages decrease with the age of the workers (the opposite of the classic Japanese corporate model). It based its report on an online survey conducted in 2015 with 377 women working at Kanto-area "delivery health" brothels (fuzoku), which dispatches call girls to love ...

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This has to be one the best film titles ever. The 2000 Korean movie Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors features Eun-ju Lee in the main role. It is a kind of comedy-drama and is also known as Oh! Soo-jung. We thought of this film today because of its director, Hong Sang-soo. He has been somewhat in the news due to his recent release, The Handmaiden, which had some very steamy lesbian sex scenes, and his affair with its leading actress, Kim Min-hee. This has caused quite a scandal in the Korean entertainment world. In retrospect, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors has a tragic ...

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We stumbled upon this fun story about condoms being distributed to teenagers in South Korea. After reading so much about "sexless Japan" in recent years, it is heartening to see that our neighbor is also trying to combat similar issues of either not having enough sex or doing it in dangerous ways. Instinctus is a Korean company that is run by a 26-year-old guy who is bisexual and sells "vegan condoms". He has also installed a condom vending machine that is only for those aged 19 or younger. Perhaps not surprisingly, this has attracted the attention of the police. "Police ...

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We all like a no-strings attached kind of arrangement. So where to find Japanese ladies keen on this? We just spotted this amusing photo report on a visit to a dating telephone club, or terekura, which were once commonly located in city neighborhoods as places where men could go to ring up women for dates. These days terekura have been more or less replaced by deai cafes and online alternatives, where you can be introduced to ladies willing to do the business with you -- for some compensation, natch. The blogger went to a terekura in Kabukicho, one which I'm sure many of our ...

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Today, we revisit a golden oldie. The Perfect Education is a series of pink eiga (soft-core porn films) that started in 1999 and has so far has produced eight films. Directed by Ben Wada, the original 1999 film (called Kanzen naru shiiku in Japanese) stars Naoto Takenaka in the lead (and who allegedly directed the sex scenes himself). Hijiri Kojima here shows off her 22-year-old charms even though she is playing a schoolgirl, who gets captured as a sex slave by an older man. At the time of making film, Kojima had also just published a hair nude ...

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It's from late December 2013 but we just stumbled upon this stimulating article on The Tokyo Files about Yoshiwara. As regular readers will know, Yoshiwara was the licensed pleasure quarter in historical Tokyo (Edo). Today it doesn't correspond to an official address (funny that!) but you can find it at Senzoku 4-chome in Taito-ku, which is in the east of the city and very far from the expensive brand stores or third-wave coffee shops of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Omotesando. Its location from 1675 was moated with two entry points: the Japanese love to control everything, even ...

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Lots of women marched around the world to mark International Women's Day on March 8th, including at least one group in Tokyo. But here is another protest by a different kind of feminist: sex workers. A group of sex workers (male and female) marched while wearing masks and carrying red umbrellas. This was part of Red Umbrella March, which has emerged as a sex worker solidarity event around the world. The sex workers started in Shibuya and then traveled to Kabukicho by train before finishing their march in Ueno. Along the way they kept their masks on and held signs indicating that they ...

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To, er, celebrate International Women's Day, Al Jazeera ran this long and detailed story about sexual assault in Japan, claiming "every girl was a victim" but now more schoolgirls are speaking out about groping on public transportation. Tamaka Ogawa was about 10 years old when she was sexually assaulted for the first time. It was a public holiday and she was on the subway. A man standing behind her pulled down the band of her culottes and underwear, touched her bare bottom, then pressed himself against her. She recalls feeling shocked and physically sickened. When she reached home, she ...

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Yesterday we blogged about the very welcome news that busty H-cup model Miyako Akane is making her porn debut this spring. Here's another busty gravure idol who could certainly have a very successful AV career if she chose to take that path. We previously wrote about Jun Amaki after she posted a funny "breasts" (oppai) version of the Pikotaro song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. Sadly (and inexplicably), that video is no longer on YouTube but still available on Twitter. The I-cup (yes, that's right!) model was once a member of the idol group Kamen Joshi (Masked Girls). She's no longer ...

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She's finally done it. Miyako Akane has answered our prayers by making the next logical step in her career and becoming a porn star this spring. Miyako Akane is a gravure idol and chakuero idol -- i.e., a busty idol who keeps her clothes on but barely (as opposed to AV idols, who do fully nude photo shoots all the time). After wowing the nation with her amazing H-cup bust in what may be the most incredible and revealing swimsuit in Japan as well as 360-degree virtual reality softcore porn, things must have been drying up for Miyako Akane... or she just wanted to take her career to the ...

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This story has been doing the rounds of the foreign press and we have our doubts about its authenticity, given the overseas media's penchant for "wacky Japan" stories. But if it's even just a bit true, it's pretty incredible. After all, we all have to go some day. What better way than Death by Porn? An unnamed 50-year-old Japanese man was recently found dead "partially buried" underneath a pile of erotic magazines. The story apparently came from one of those people whose unfortunate job it is to clean up after so-called "lonely deaths" (where people die but no one finds them for a long ...

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Japan's first strip show opened in January 1947 and we found some fantastic vintage advertising for it. 70 years ago, the pioneering strip club event took place in Shinjuku at the Teitoza theater and was rather tame, not surprising given the attitude toward women at the time. It was a "gakubuchi show", where woman would strike poses of famous nudes in art history, such as Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" that features on the advertising. This is similar to other tableau vivant or poses plastiques early strip shows in other cities, perhaps especially London. They kept their bras on for ...

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Kei Jonishi of the Osaka-based AKB48 spin-off idol group NMB48 has released a new semi-nude photo book, "21K". The soon-to-be 22-year-old idol from Shiga is one of the most popular members of NMB48, alongside Sayaka Yamamoto and Miru Shiroma. "21K" is her second photo book. Released in February, it is set to propel Jonishi to further stardom. (That being said, at the moment the buzz is actually mostly about Nogizaka46's Mai Shiraishi and her photo book, "Passport".) The photos include images of the serenely white and thin Jonishi standing with her chest exposed and her modesty covered ...

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Today we wanted to resurrect to our Idol of the Week series, where we showcase a gorgeous lady from the pantheon of gravure idols (glamor models) in Japan. This may not become a regular fixture like it used to be but we do spot some tempting examples every now and then. (For more gravure idols, check out our Tumblr account.) Eri Oishi is one such: a fashion model, gravure idol and television "tarento". With a slinky, sporty body, this "Heisei Venus" was born in Tokyo in 1993. What really makes her stand out from the crowded market of tarento and gravure idols is that she is openly ...

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A journalist working on a BBC Three documentary about child sexual exploitation was held in police custody. The 29-year-old Stacey Dooley was held by police in Tokyo for two hours during the making of her documentary, Young Sex For Sale In Japan. "It [the doc] focuses on the fact they only made it illegal to possess child pornography in 2014," said Dooley. "We set out to try and understand why it took a privileged country, like Japan, so long to come to this conclusion. Also to see if the change in their law had made any real difference on the ground." Dooley and her team were ...

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Have you ever hugged a furry animal toy a little too tightly when you're lonely? As almost anyone with an interest in the types of things this blog tackles will know, Japanese anime and manga and dojinshi are full of catgirls and other kemonomimi (animal ears) fetish characters. So one visionary Japanese adult toy maker (actually, one we hadn't heard of before called YOS) has stepped in to plug a seriously wanting hole in the market for zoophilia-tinted fantasies. As far as we are aware, this is the first toy of its kind: behold the Kemono Hime Animal Princess Sex Doll. There are ...

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This busty 18-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has shared nude selfies of her beautiful body and its pale white skin (bihaku) with the world via Twitter. She really does have an impressive bust, which makes us suspect she's not a schoolgirl like some people are saying. She's also nicely curvy and has a great line of bras. Is she also paipan? Perhaps almost. Well, however old she is she deserves our attention. Sadly we can't identify her account with certainty (anyone know for sure?). It might have been this one but she has recently deleted ...

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If last week's Newhalf Otoko no Ko Anal Penetration and Penis Combo Masturbator wasn't enough for you, or the Ryosei Guyu Onapet Futanari Onahole or even the amazing Futanari Sex Doll... then get ready for this. Newhalf AV star Serina Tachibana now has her own sex doll and masturbator toy -- and it's a tribute to her gorgeous breasts and stunning erect cock. The toy makers, KMP, use "otoko no ko" in the original product name but Serina Tachibana is technically a newhalf (shemale), since she has breasts (i.e., she's not "just" a crossdresser). And what breasts they ...

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We've long been fans of Rina Aizawa and her charmingly slender and waif-like body, which despite having a very petite build still offers something in the way of a pert rear. That's a combination we don't turn down lightly. So we are pleased to see the 25-year-old gravure idol is getting some mainstream exposure in a late-night TV drama. Sadly, this is regular Japanese television so there's no nudity per se but we do get to see what Rina might look like in bed. Based on a manga by Mengo Yokoyari, Scum's Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) on Fuji Television is about high schoolers and their various ...

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In the age of social media, you are meant to tell the whole world what a great time you are having. Some people take that philosophy a little too far. And the results can go viral in a way you didn't expect. Big-shot corporate types are pretty confident when it comes to picking up girls. Just head to Ebisu Yokocho to see these men with fat wallets in action, doing nampa with ladies at neighboring tables. Two lawyers and a employee at the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company picked up a girl, who took them all back to her place. The quartet of happy-go-lucky Tokyoites then engaged in a ...

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We're almost two years late to this (hey, we were busy blogging other stuff!) but we stumbled upon this funny video of our favorite male AV star, Shimiken, trying out a special "double spiral" condom. The video is produced by G-Project, which is an adult toy brand and who made the new condom. It's only in Japanese but you should be able to follow along regardless of your language ability. The best bit is when he tries on the condom and we see AV actress Michiru Morisaki helping a blindfolded Shimiken try the condom, and then Shimiken has to jerk off to stay erect. We also love ...

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Bad news if you are into "JK business", the new style of enjo kosai (compensated dating) where you go on "dates" with schoolgirls that end in a sexual encounter. The days of casually walking into a JK business venue and getting an appointment with a teenager are possibly numbered. These services are often euphemistically called "osanpo" (walks), though they may also be in the form of "massages" or "soine" (snuggling up together in bed), or as conversations in a "cafe" or even sessions where the customer takes photos of the girl schoolgirl in swimwear. ("JK" stands for "joshi-kosei", or ...

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Riding the crest of the otoko no ko boom in Japan right now is this new arrival into the vast cavern of Japan's erotic delights. The Newhalf Otoko no Ko Anal Penetration and Penis Combo Masturbator is as unusual as it sounds: a slender, erect cock on one end that you can stroke and buttocks and an anal hole on the end that you can penetrate. This is not the first newhalf or otoko no ko masturbator we have seen, of course. Others include various shotacon toys like the Shota Vibrator or the Boku da yo Otoko no ko Onahole. There are also a few futanari-style shemale sex toys and ...

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We all love nude selfies. Regular readers will know how we have documented the wonders of the ladies in Japan who love to put their bodies out there for all the world to enjoy. But this may be coming to an end. The Asahi Shimbun reports that "nude selfies" are being targeted by "online perverts", so the Tokyo government is keen to criminalize them. Anyone who "requests" a nude selfie may be punished by a new regulation under consideration by Tokyo officials. In a bid to stop a perceived rise in teenagers sending such lewd self-portraits, the Tokyo metropolitan government ...

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