It's summer! Over the next few weeks the weather is going to really heat up in Japan. Then the beaches come alive with young slinky girls in bikinis. The majority of these easy ladies, though, don't have much to show off there. Here's a rundown of the sights you can catch on the sands of Japan's beaches during the summer months. For your information, a useful slang word in Japanese for this is bikini hinnyu -- flat-chested girls in bikinis! For a comparison, here are some Japanese girls with varying chest sizes. The photos are taken from a unique ...

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Apologies for yet another AKB48 post but this was too interesting to pass up. Kyodo News is reporting that Mayu Watanabe's victory at the AKB48 General Election last weekend in the rain came thanks to the Chinese vote, a revelation which should stump the typically right-leaning netizens of Japan. A Chinese newspaper claimed on June 10th that of the 159,854 votes that got Mayu Watanabe the coveted top idol spot, around 35,000 of those came from fans in China, playing a decisive role in the tight contest with Rino Sashihara. Mayu Watanabe's supporters in the Third Kingdom ...

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She may well have only come second this year but she still has her die-hard fans. Exiled former AKB48 idol Rino Sashihara finished runner-up in the AKB48 General Election last weekend but this was in spite of the best efforts of a farmer, who voted for her 4,600 times. A strawberry farmer apparently with money to burn was personally responsible for over 3% of Sashihara's winning 150,570 votes last year. He claimed he would get at least 4,600 votes for her this year, despite having a wife and two children of his own. Regardless, it didn't help as Mayu Watanabe beat Sashiko to the ...

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AKB48 veteran Mayu Watanabe has snatched victory from the jaws of reigning champion and notorious man-eater Rino Sashihara in the AKB General Election. It is Mayu Watanabe's first time to be number one and she was no doubt helped to her victory by being the main singer in the group's current single. By default she is now one of the most senior singers in the idol group, which has seen the departure of most of its popular girls graduate onto the outside world (Sashihara has not been an official member of the main group since she was sent into exile for her sexual proclivities). After ...

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We recently discovered the very unusual work of photographer Kikuna Mishima. Born in 1982, she won a major award at GEISAI #10, an art festival for up-and-coming young artists. She takes ever-so-slightly grotesque shots of girls surrounded by teddy bears or planted in flower beds or inside drink glasses. One of the most startling is of a schoolgirl who has been partly "unwrapped" from her toy figurine box! The results are cute, erotic and ...

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Under Japan's current laws, it is illegal to produce and distribute child pornography. However, politicians are looking to toughen this up by making it illegal also top possess child porn. Japan is one of the few major industrialized nations not to have a law against this. However, the new law will not include comic book depictions. The proposed revision to the law would exclude manga, anime and computer graphics, but would make possession of other forms of child porn punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of 1 million yen (nearly $10,000). The bill was debated by a ...

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As a promo for the upcoming film Sweet Poolside, a special swimwear cafe is opening in Akihabara for four dates only. School Swimwear Cafe will be open on June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th only. Not surprisingly the waitresses will be in swimsuit cosplay. As we know, Japanese swimsuits are one-piece blue affairs and a staple of any decent fantasy in Japan, so this cafe is going to be a dream come true for many. This cafe is a promo for the film Sweet Poolside. The movie is an adaptation of a cult manga by Shuzo Oshimi about school swimmers. The plot revolves around a cute girl in the ...

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As spotted by Kotaku and now doing the rounds on the Internet to much hilarity, ex-Morning Musume idol cutie Ai Takahashi has been photographed posing innocently with a t-shirt that says boldly "I am a whore". Another Morning Musume graduate Yuko Nakasawa had the offending image of Ai Takahashi taken when the 27-year-old Takahashi visited Fukuoka for some filming. After it was then uploaded to her blog it quickly went viral and Ai Takahashi's reputation as a sweet girl-next-door-type immediately went out the window. Takahashi also uploaded it to her blog (both posts now long gone). ...

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Every day in Tokyo we walk past girls who cover the whole spectrum of cute, pretty, beautiful and down-right hot. Occasionally we make eye contact with them as we pass and there is a brief moment of Will-They-Speak-to-Me-Will-They-Not-itis. Well, sadly, they never do. The look is probably just one of brief curiosity or even fear -- they can sense perving eyes on them. Surechigai Bijo (Beautiful Girl Who Passes By) indulges in this fantasy of the urban cuties passing by you and glancing into your eyes. The website promises to be updated every weekday with a new shrot video of ...

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Kyoto is an elegant city of history, culture and temples. But there are also plenty of inventive folk with cameras looking to snap a shot between the legs of an unsuspecting schoolgirl or two. As The Japan Times reports: Surreptitious filming or taking of pictures up the skirts of high school females has long made headlines throughout Japan. A whole subgenre of magazines exists for Peeping Toms who earn their living by taking photos on the sly, while the Internet has created unprecedented opportunities for getting photos and video out to the peeping public. In an attempt to crack ...

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We've written before about pregnancy fetish and breast milk fetish in Japan. Like other countries, there are guys who like to go to special sex clubs like Milky Baby in Ikebukuro to indulge in this fantasy. We've located the source of this fetish, or least the oldest postwar incarnation that we know of! According to Reuters: In a Japan recovering from World War II, Yuichi Nakata spent six years traveling around the country asking lactating mothers if he could drink from their breasts. He sometimes offered to pay, and is said to have drunk the breast milk of around 1,000 women -- ...

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Schoolgirls, lesbians and bondage. Put these together and you might just have box office gold. At least, that's what the producers of the film adaptation of "Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden" are hoping. The low budget movie is exactly those three things. Originally a cult manga by Makoto Fukami, it stars Noriko Kijima and Yuki Mamiya as student members of an official school club that is actually a BDSM circle. Cue lots of groaning and young schoolgirls looking angsty. What starts off as an exploration of pain and submission (the students are actually "training" to become ...

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This time it's not fake. After blogging a few days ago about the obviously fake "fan" who claimed to have spent $310,000 on AKB48 CDs, the internet has responded. Now the real stuff is here, a deluge of cringing photos of boxes and piles of actual AKB48 CDs. The fans buy bulk loads of CDs in order to extract the "votes" you can get from each CD. These can then be used in the "election", which is currently happening (and which Rino Sashihara looks set to win again, despite not even being a member of AKB48 any more). This practice is encouraged by the AKB48 money men, who of course ...

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As we know, AKB4 hottie Haruna Kojima is a face (and body) of Japanese lingerie brand Peach John. The latest exploitative ad campaign features Haruna -- officially, according to the AKB rules, a virgin -- getting frigid in the ice. She freezes a foreign guy trying to make advances on her. In the end, Haruna is seduced by a dashing foreigner who takes off her clothes. She then goes off arm-in-arm with the gaijin, no doubt to break some of those AKB rules on no sex before graduating. The whole ad is a sort of pastiche of the Disney movie Frozen, which has been a phenomenal ...

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It's election time and we don't mean for a new prime minister. It's AKB48 "General Election" time. But with the biggest stars (no more Mariko Shinoda, Yuko Oshima or Atsuko Maeda) already out of the world's most populous music group, AKB48's star is beginning to wane and recent album sales have been lower. In the annual general election, fans can buy votes -- yes, vote-rigging is legal in the music industry in Japan -- that come with CDs. This encourages the crazies to go, well, crazy. One fan of minor member Juri Takahashi has allegedly gone so far as to purchase ¥31,502,400's ...

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We all know that college students have a lot of sex (if they're lucky) and that it's an age when you explore things. After a few drinks you might even try some kinky stuff with your new partner. Well, that's all going to stop at one Japanese university. Kinki Daigaku used to call itself "Kinki University" in English, an apparently harmless reference to the name of its region. Well, maybe they were more innocent times back in 1949 when the university was founded and the English name decided. However, being pronounced "kinky" and spelt almost the same, the name naturally causes a ...

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We all have fantasies about the sexy nurse who knows how to tuck you in. Well, at least one nurse in Osaka really did have the know-how, cultivated through experienced at her second job. Tokyo Reporter has picked up a nice story from the media about the Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, which has suspended a 24-year-old nurse from work because the young nurse was also employed at an Osaka “fashion health” (a type of sex club) from August 2013 to April this year. The nurse was accused of violating internal regulations regarding side ...

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Who says old people can't think about sexy stuff? Not in Osaka, that's for sure. Japan's traditionally roguish second city's residents came up with a great way to revitalize Fuminosato Shotengai, an old shopping street. They created a series of ironic and eye-catching posters about the local businesses. What we loved the most were the particularly risque posters which showed that even when the demographic skewers older, the mind still skewers dirtier. They ran a poster design competition to support the remaining shops in the arcade, once a thriving commercial street but which, like ...

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Have you ever watched Japanese pornography? Have you ever had sex with a Japanese girl or listened to someone else having sex with one? It's not all girls but a large number will make noises the likes of which you never imagined could come from a partner. Is it crying? Is it high-pitched moaning? Is it screaming? Either way, it can be very off-putting for some, not to mention embarrassing in case your neighbors hear. After all, you're not raping the girl! But then they also saying things like kimochii (feels good) and iku iku (I'm coming). Why do they do it? No one has a ...

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Wow, this is big. We have been worried about police crackdowns for a while, especially with the upcoming Olympics likely to become an excuse for exerting state power. Could this be the tip of the iceberg? Police have raided one of Tokyo's top BDSM clubs, KUNKUN. The Ueno club is pretty big (we've been there) and also fairly new (it opened in mid-2012). It is the base of one of Japan's best-known shibari (kinbaku) rope bondage art masters, Kinoko Hajime (Hideto Hiramatsu). Of course, there is a thin line between being bondage club where a show may take place and being a ...

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Photographer Hal is, as the name suggests, a photographer in Japan. While that may not sound unusual, one glance at his output and you'll see this is not the stuff you tend to encounter on Flickr. Photographer Hal creates amazing vacuum-packed photography in which naked couples embrace each other in a plastic bag. "Photographer Hal started packing couples together in futon vacuum bags to preserve their love forever. The process to achieve this eternal image is very organic and each couple can only be left inside the seal bag for 10 seconds." Using futon sealing bags, the ...

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Durex, the condom brand, have an interest in things sexual. This doesn't just mean marketing their prophylactic, it also means studying global sex habits. From Durex's Sexual Wellbeing Survey (2007/2008) and Face of Global Sex (2012), they gained some insights into international bedroom tendencies among heterosexual couples. The Japan results intrigued us... The main conclusion is that apparently people in Japan are very unhappy with their sex lives. Japan was the only country where more people said they were dissatisfied with their sex lives than satisfied. See the chart ...

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There are fetishes and then there are fetishes. This is one of those extreme ones. An Osaka taxi driver has been arrested for drugging a female passenger. We are familiar with unpleasant tales of taxi drivers and female passengers, but this is something new. Toshihiko Nishi (41) was arrested on May 7th on suspicion of giving a passenger snacks laced with a powerful diuretic. He then steadfastly refused to let the passenger out even as her situation grew more and more desperate. Nishi has apparently admitted the charges and said the reason was he gets sexually aroused by women ...

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At just under 18 years old. At least, the national average is 17.7 years old for when women in Japan get their first kiss, according to a new survey by LC Love Cosmetic. In April this year the researchers asked 2,350 women from all over Japan and compiled the results into a handy map. The kinkiest ladies, the ones most keen to get started on their smooching careers, hail from Tokyo (#1) at 16.3 years old, chilly Akita (#2) in the north at 16.6 years old, and then warm but typhoon-struck Nagasaki (#3) in the south at 16.7 years old. In these prefectures, first and second ...

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Good old Ikebukuro. That big hub of sleaze. The last gateway of Tokyo before the descent into the burbs of Saitama et al has more than its fair share of sex clubs and Chinese hookers prowling the streets. And now comes news that three years ago a 24-year-old man had sex with a 14-year-old junior high school girl in a love hotel in Ikebukuro. Japanese schoolgirls in trysts with older guys in Ikebukuro... Why does this not surprise? But it gets better. The unemployed Shun Ikeda has been arrested recently not only for committing indecent acts with a minor in the summer of 2011 but ...

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