Tomoko Nakajima was once a regular fixture on Japanese television screens. The former comedian and TV personality suffered a scandal in 2011, when she suddenly disappeared from the spotlight and, it then turned out, was several months in arrears for her expensive condo and locked in a legal dispute. Her troubles were rooted in the advice of a fortune-teller, who had been living with her since 2005 and seemed to have a strange influence over Nakajima. Many said she had been brainwashed. Her agency effectively sacked her in 2013 and her comedy duo, Othello, split up. She has been ...

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When former SKE48 idol Momona Kito decided to change her professional name to Yua Mikami and switch careers to adult video, her fans rejoiced -- and even more so when she swiftly rose to be one of the biggest porn stars in Japan. You might think that rewarding them with hours of footage of her naked voluptuous body being fucked by countless guys was enough. No, the newly reborn and wildly successful Yua Mikami wants to give her fans even more. And you probably can't get a more personal service better than this. Her latest release from S1 No.1 Style ostensibly recruits 20 actual otaku ...

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We stumbled upon this interview with a customer to a happening bar. Happening bars are the quasi-secret society of Japanese swinger clubs. The establishments force customers to become "members" and carry an entrance fee, which is often quite hefty for men. There is typically a bar and showers. Sometimes they are called a couple kissa, or couple coffee shop, and may cater primarily to couples rather than single men or women. They can take the form of a bar with various private rooms or may be more like a hotel, where guests switch from room to room as the preference takes them. Police ...

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Imagine you are riding the train home. You feel a little sleepy. Perhaps you drop off. This is common in Japan. Public transport is full of dozing passengers, young and old. You feel safe. But what you don't expect is for an old man next to you to unzip himself, reach into his groin, pluck or otherwise extract a pubic hair or two, and then casually flick his "gift" onto your head. It sounds too disgusting to be true, but sadly this is what happened. After performing his deed on the unsuspecting junior high school girl beside him, the man tried to pretend he was merely adjusting ...

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Anan is the thinking man's soft-core porn mag. The weeklies like Playboy are fantastic in their way, but it's Anan -- ostensibly a magazine about fashion and lifestyle for women -- that continues to deliver some of the best shocks. Namely, this is persuading mainstream celebrities to strip off and pose for aluring photo shoots. While the women in question usually stop short of actual nudity, the results are as attention-grabbing as a "hair nude" full-frontal shoot in some cases. Previous examples of this trend include Yui Ichikawa, Nanao, Maomi Yuuki, Kazue Fukiishi, Ryoko Yonekura, and ...

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We all know there are various ways to get close to your favorite 2D characters from games, anime, light novels, manga and so on. The hug pillow, decorated with a character's face and body, is surely the most effective: you can hug it and, with the help of a certain toy in the right slot, even have penetrative sex with it. But for some people that's too much. They want a more romantic experience. And for that, there is this new tumbler with an anime character's face on the lid. Every time you take a sip, you are kissing the character on the lips. The liquid in the cup also comes out of ...

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As Japan's population ages and there are ever more people over sixty, one of the challenges for the AV industry is how to adjust for a changing demographic. One of the results is the growth of porn aimed at seniors. Expect porn starring older men and jukujo to become a major proportion of the market in the near future. (A knock-on effect is also that more and more prostitution services are catering specifically to the older customer, and that a quarter of love hotel users are over 65.) Unlike many other places, the porn industry has not suffered the precipitous decline in DVD sales and ...

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We are used to famous male celebrities committing adultery (step forward, Ken Watanabe, as a recent example), so why is it such a shock when the "guilty party" in question is female? Why did, say, Becky attract so much vitriol over her affair with a married musician? No doubt it was partly because her "pure" image was tarnished -- but it takes two to tango, you know. Japan is still a society dominated by men, from the corridors of power in the Diet to the corporate board rooms and even the halls of the Imperial Palace, where women are unable to inherit the throne. Yuki Saito is a ...

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Back in April we wrote a post highlighting a few juicy stories of foreign musicians touring Japan and the amazing sexual antics they got up to with Japanese groupies. We stumbled over another episode of nefarious goings on in the land of the rising sun, this time courtesy of Rick Springfield. We talk about marrriage for the first time in a long while, but we still don't settle on a date. I leave for a three-week tour of Japan amid a rash of promises to commit and pledges to change. Japan has always had is own set of rules as far as we touring bands are concerned. It's really difficult ...

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It's not often that we get excited about a Japanese-made vibrator. Sure, it goes without saying that Japan produces some of the best luxury sex dolls, blow-up dolls, sex machines and masturbator toys the world has to offer. But it's not famous for its vibrators and much of what is on the market is relatively familiar to anyone who has perused an adult shop overseas. Tenga has been on something of a mission to change that in recent times, creating an impressive line of Iroha female and Vi-Bo couple-play vibrators. One of the things Japanese adult toys do best, though, is parody: ...

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We've written before about the growing speculation on the fate of Japanese convenience store's typically ample selection of adult magazines. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics fast approaching, some have noted the possible demise or at least temporary concealment of this corner of liberty in a straitened society. Schemes are underway to make this a reality, though with mixed success. Chiba City attempted to carry out a test with convenience stores, asking them to cover up their porn mags with covers and see what happened to sales. Unfortunately the 12 brands of 7-Eleven that the city had ...

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What kind of female body do Japanese men and women find most attractive? It's a big question and a popular common one. Judging by what we tend to see all around us every day in advertising and in the media, "slim and slender" would seem the obvious answer. But is it? There is currently something of a trend for sporty and active-looking women. Certain "strong" and muscular women have also attracted a following, not least baseball gravure idol Ami Imamura. And we've been saying for years that curvy ladies are hotter. Our favorites include Haruka Ayase, Saaya, Ayaka Sayama, and ...

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A recent Japanese television show spent a segment measuring and "verifying" naked breasts... because Japan. In a land where TV is known for basically inventing random ways to waste time, is this a new low? A new high? Women with giant breasts (kyonyu) were stripped off -- with patches over their nipples to maintain their modesty and, for some of the more shy ladies, masks over their faces -- so that a female presenter could then grope their cups and even put her head underneath the breasts to experience their heft (a new kind of paizuri?). The lovely busts on display ranged from F to ...

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That cute nurse in that mundane clinic may not be only a nurse. She may also moonlight as a porn star. It's a fantasy that's also a cliche -- except that is, sometimes, a spark of truth in it. Japanese AV is built upon the hard work not only of the top performers, whose numbers are too many to start counting. There are also thousands upon thousands of uncredited "amateur" performers -- women who also work as call girls and hookers, hostesses or just regular jobs. They provide the fodder for those crazy AV titles that feature dozens of women in massive gang bangs (one example here) or ...

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In case you have ever wondered where your taxes went, take a peep into the lurid world of politicians' "travel expenses." In the case of Ken Namikawa, the young mayor of Tenri City in Nara Prefecture, he made two trips to Tokyo in February and June. The provincial politico was determined to make the most out of his time in the capital, it seems, since he procured the services of delivery health call girls at his hotel room for intimate nude "massages". He has since apologized at a press conference on August 31st after Shunkan Shincho made allegations about the 38-year-old's ...

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Gravure idol Yuka Someya has the body of a goddess: curvy, sultry and powerful. Blessed with a height of 175cm (5.7 ft) and a G-cup bust, Yuka Someya is an almost Amazonian specimen of a Japanese gravure idol. Now starting to approach 30, she has the eyes of a lady who has experienced more than her fair share of fun in the bedroom. Sadly, she hasn't become the superstar we had hoped, which is possibly why she has made the next move in her career of posing nude. This isn't complete hair nude territory (yet), to be fair, so don't expect full-frontal goodies from this photo shoot, but ...

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It's time to take another trip down the rabbit hole of vintage Japanese porn, back to the Summer of Love and more. Today we indulge in some fantastically retro images of nude Japanese models (unfortunately censored) showing us their curvy bodies in the vibrant surroundings of what look like love hotels. The source tells us the date is some point between 1965 and 1975 -- very far from an "innocent" time. We could spend all day looking at these kinds of images, just like we would happily lust over the exotic charms of Sayoko Yamaguchi rather than the cutesy smiles of AKB48's ...

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If the long-running and immensely popular Bandai and Peach John Sailor Moon lingerie was not sexy enough for you, take a gander at these new Street Fighter cosplay underwear costumes! The limited-edition underwear is on sale from the online retailer SuperGroupies, which specializes in apparel with a gaming and anime theme, from August 28th. Don't get too excited just yet, though. It's reservations only for now: the lingerie isn't actually available until January next year! Reservations are taken up till September 18th and we predict this will immediately sell ...

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The gravure idol Mai Hakase gave viewers more than expected when she appeared on a recent Japanese television show. The slinky model was wearing a white bikini and was required to complete a task in very hot water. This was hardly HBO standards. Fortunately for us, there was so very, very nearly a nip slip when one of her nicely sized cups started to come out of her wet bikini top. The show was part of an annual charity telethon on NTV that continues for 24 hours. Clearly not all of the content is family-friendly! Previous guests on the show include the ...

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Japan, the land that prizes the wonders of soine -- or snuggling up. So much so, in fact, that they had "cuddle cafes" in Akihabara and there are, somewhat inevitably, pillows and cushions made in the shape of girl's laps. (If this sounds sexist, keep in mind there are cuddle services for women, too.) There has been a crackdown on cuddle and snuggle joints of late, it seems, since they were seen as fronts for so-called JK businesses and JK reflexology places. In other words, they were employing underaged girls and possibly offering more than just snuggles. But don't worry: now you can ...

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Well, here is an new addition to our mental list of crazy yet amazing Japanese sex toys. After all, how can you say no to a sweet corn cob dildo?! Yes, the Sweet Corn Cock Dildo is as awesome as it name makes it sound. Japanese dildos certainly come in all shapes and sizes, and there are plenty of arguably pointless gimmicks out there (a kendama dildo, anyone?). From uncircumcised phimosis dildos to ones with cute character faces on them, there really is something for everyone, if you care to look hard enough. But rarely does visual flair combine with functionality quite so ...

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Aki Takajo is the latest former AKB48 idol to strip off. The 25-year-old, who also appeared with spin-off groups JKT48 and French Kiss, has made her debut as a gravure idol in an alluring semi-nude shoot. She left the AKB empire in 2016. These ravishing photos are a taster of an upcoming photo book release in October. AKB and its various sister groups not only mean there is a small army of music idols competing to make a name for themselves, but also an increasingly large army of ex-idols, who have fallen by the wayside and now have no public life other than a ...

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Japanese condom makers love to do fun stuff like create fun concept products and do serious research into sexual habits. All this and also producing arguably the thinnest condoms known to man (we say arguably, because there are Chinese challengers). Well, we would now like to invite you to the Okamoto Condom Training Camp -- ostensibly presented by the titular condom maker responsible for a 0.01mm condom for the benefit of all condom users out there (not so many in Japan, it seems, given the high number of shotgun weddings). The bizarre promotional video purports to ...

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We all loved stripped and exploring the bodies of Barbie dolls when we were young, but how about a doll that size or thereabouts that you can actually have sex with? Mini sex dolls -- sex dolls the size of Volks Dollfie dolls or even smaller -- have long enjoyed a cult reputation online. You can find all kinds of videos of people who have customized small dolls so that they can be penetrated. When the Dollho came along, it was like the answer to people's dreams. Not surprisingly, the doll set sold like crazy. There have been others, not least the fantastic Libidoll and a great series of ...

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The Japanese actress Nae Yuuki has appeared naked in Showtime's revival of Twin Peaks, though don't get too turned on just yet. The scene is, as might expect from David Lynch, pretty strange. Nae Yuuki plays Naido, shown nude on a forest floor with her face and eyes sealed up. The character appears in two episodes (3 and 14). She has acted in a previous David Lynch project, appearing in Inland Empire in a small yet memorable role. Her other credits include Letters from Iwo Jima. Nae Yuuki is also 46 years old, putting her firmly in the jukujo range and among other ...

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