A man in his late thirties living in Tokyo earlier this year sued AKS, the company that manages AKB48, as well as King Records (AKB's record label), and Google Japan for "nonfulfillment of financial obligations" after he had been denied the chance to shake hands with his favorite idol, Karen Iwata. The verdict on the case was heard in a court in Tokyo on November 20th. The court threw out the Hidenobu Onishi's suit, since it ruled the complainant had the choice to purchase or not purchase the band's CDs with the handshaking event tickets. The fan had previously sent AKB member ...

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Our favorite fashion designer of the moment, Gomi Hayakawa (of feast, the lingerie for flat-chested girls, fame), has come up with a great combination of two great things: Tenga and coffee. She has come up with a "tumbler" in the Tenga onacup color -- tongue in cheek, of course, and without official endorsement from either Tenga or Starbucks as far as we know. Hayakawa shared her design idea via Twitter as an example of "Tenga merchandise for girls". Hayakawa, something of an intelligent-looking cutie herself, hasn't yet made a prototype, it seems, though this is one tumbler ...

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Onna no ko Kurabu (Girls' Club) is where the action's at if you want an easy way to sample Japanese cross-dressing subculture. Man or woman, you can go to the club -- currently one in Tokyo, with a new club in Osaka's down-and-dirty Dotonbori district from December 1st -- to try on girls' clothing. The club keeps a wardrobe of rental clothes and wigs for joso (or josou) cosplay, dressing up as a girl. As we know, otoko no ko cross-dressing cosplay is big in Japan, though it is a hard-to-define point somewhere between "transvestite" and "cosplayer". Joso is the more conventional ...

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They were clever and went to some sneaky ways to satisfy their fetish. But they were caught and now they have been punished. Four men, including Yuki Suzuki (41), have been arresting for illegally entering a warehouse in Koto ward in east Tokyo to photograph girls from behind while they peed. The woman who got them got was visitor at a barbecue park who had snuck off to pee by the warehouse. All these kinds of events -- firework displays, music festivals -- always have massive lines for the bathroom. After a lot of beer, people start to get desperate and just can't wait. The girl ...

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... is the implication we can draw from data recently released by Hakuhodo as part of its Seikatsu Teiten project, an overview of survey data collected biennially on households on a range of questions. The results show some trends and changes in the national psyche, though interestingly this one, responding to the statement "I don't mind having sex on the first date if our feelings match", has hardly changed. It is now a solid 23.4%, up only 0.9% since the data started being collected in 1994. I guess attitudes towards sex on a first date are pretty established now. The highest ...

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What really goes on inside those koban police boxes? Now we know. Four male and female police officers have been punished for sexually harassing a female officer, with the quartet resigning as of the end of the month. The goings-on took place in Adachi Ward in east Tokyo. A male police sergeant would take advantage of a certain female police officer when she visited his koban, kissing her while on duty. And another sergeant from the same precinct would even have the same woman stay over at his koban while he was supposed to be protecting the good people of Adachi from crime. Of ...

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This song became quite a talking point earlier in the year. A user called Toy Ron uploaded it to YouTube at the end of the year. If you didn't see the title of the video you might be forgiven for thinking it is just an unusual drum and bass track. But this is a blog about sex and the erotic in Japan, so there's more to than meets the ear. Listen carefully. That sound should recall the slurping sound of a fast-paced blow job. The oral sex is all samples of actual fellatio performed by JAV porn Rio (aka Tina Yuzuki) in her vast catalog of adult titles. Here Toy Ron ...

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If you're a fan of the zettai ryouiki, the tantalizing area of the upper thigh that is such a preoccupation of moe culture, then you might want to check out this new clothing that particularly highlights the flesh in the "absolute zone". Developed by Kiyoyuki Amano of Kayac Inc, the "flashing skirt" takes a Hatsune Miku miniskirt and adds flashing mysterious lights to draw attention to the zettai ryouiki. Well, we guess this is what happens when you take an otaku staple and add some engineering cleverness and cosplay fashion. Amano has called it the "Komorehi-ryouiki" ...

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Chinese netizens are apparently up in arms about Japan. Plus ça change. Only this time it's not a territorial incursion or some ojisan politico putting his foot in it. No, the Chinese are angry about a woman. She's not hot enough. Iira Hongo is Japan's official entry in the Miss International 2014 competition, a beauty pageant with over 70 entries from around the world, showcasing pretty girls representing their countries' virtues. While Ms. Hongo may well have a very "Japanese" countenance, it isn't anything prettier than we can see in any shop or cafe in Tokyo. There ...

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We love internet surveys. They are so revealing because people feel free to be honest with the anonymity a screen provides. And so we have this fun survey conducted online by My Nabvi Woman in October. From the 243 results (all working women aged 22 to 34) we have been graced with a list of 11 things Japanese women want me to know about their breasts. 10 (tie). Small breasts + bras = cute (14.4%) Yes, as we know, lingerie has the ability to transform girls with slender bodies into sex goddesses, while girls with smaller chests are still very popular, especially with Japanese ...

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Here's something that has got people talking (and horny) for totally obvious reasons. In "The Bikini Game", six Gravure idols wearing only (you guessed it) bikinis play a Japanese version of the game statues with a Daruma (Dharma) doll. This involves them trying to creep up on the red doll while it spins around, freezing when it turns back to glare at them. Is it bliss or a tragedy? A secret game with sexy Japanese idols. Of course, its large eyes ogle their bouncing, swaying breasts (a staple of gravure). The girls that move then meet a rather unfortunate end with those ...

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You may well be familiar with Sailor Fuku Ojisan, the older gent with a penchant for wearing schoolgirl uniforms in Tokyo, and who has recently been seen together with the almost equally eccentric foreigner who goes by the moniker Ladybeard. But this may be the start of an even more impressive and bizarre cosplay meme. In a shopping mall in Osaka City on Sunday, a man made a peculiar appearance and posed for pictures wearing a quasi-adult baby cosplay costume. He had on "bloomer" sports bottoms, an elementary schooler's yellow hat, and various other school student gear that he ...

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Here in Japan there is a growing trend for November 8th to be "nice breasts day". We're not sure how this started -- it's certainly not official! -- but it seems to be a wordplay on the Japanese name and how you can read the numbers "11/08" to sound like "ii oppai" (nice breasts). People tweeted lovely images of their busts using the hashtag #いいおっぱいの日. Many famous Gravure models and idols took part too, including Yuka Kuramochi and Megumi Aisaka. (In fact, as far as we can tell from a cursory search, the photos seemed mainly or even exclusively to be models.) Here ...

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We all know what "delivery health" is. Delivery in Japan is often a euphemism for call girl services. Now here's a lunchbox delivery service that is basically just that, only minus the sex. You only get the hot girl instead. Platinum Lunch (it even sounds like a kind of premium rate offered by a sex club) is a new service where you can get your meal delivered to your office in Tokyo. Well, these kinds of "bento" services are everywhere. But Platinum Lunch has one special feature. The delivery is made by a beautiful model or actress. Okay, so these are going to be famous ...

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The Japan Times has run an interesting story about "JK Industry" sex workers. It focuses around two teenagers who are schoolgirls working in Akihabara in services ambiguously close to being full-on prostitution but often allowed by the letter of the law. Seventeen-year-old Momo knows that her customers are keen on doing more with her than the official things she offers. Momo is among the schoolgirls whom experts warn are prone to gravitate toward the notorious “JK” business — JK being short for “joshi kosei” (high school girls) — rampant in Akihabara and other parts ...

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The Japanese Zentai body suit fetish has evolved. Z x R is a "baptism" of a Zentai and rubber body contact fetish combo, fused with wet and messy sensations on the skin. The girls paint themselves and then enjoy the feeling of the sticky, dripping materials. Created by photographer Masataka "Sei" Satoh and models Miyako Akane and Eri Kitami, Z x R was showcased recently at Fetish Fes Osaka on November 2nd. For now, we're not sure what the results of this rubber paint play are going to be except a DVD and photo book, but we hope this spawns a new ...

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This pick-up tutor is handing out tips on how to score Japanese girls, though his tactics have met the fury of some locals. Julien Blanc's strategy seems to primarily be just physically grabbing girls and pulling them down into his crotch area. The video below shows him and others doing this and similar things. They manage to do the act itself but quite if it leads to other more interesting "acts" is not shown. Apparently for "conversation", all you need to do is say Pikachu and you're in! Other techniques he uses are the "choke" and "bathroom pull". Certainly what he says has a ...

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Japanese guys, like their counterparts in porn, rarely use condoms -- which is a nightmare for condom makers and for health services, since it also means STDs are rampant. Condom makers call on unusual tactics to promote their innovative contraceptives, and this also extends to those trying to promote safe sex. There is a considerable irony that Japan's condom industry is large -- producing up to 30% of the world's rubbers -- but local usage is possibly ranked in the bottom three in the world. To improve this state of affairs, Kyosuke Kagami and Opanpon came up with a very ...

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And the award for best Halloween costume goes to... this guy dressed up as a Tenga onacup. He was spotted among the thousands of other Halloween cosplayers out and about on the streets of Shibuya on October 31st. In the Tokyo Kinky scheme of things, this is the best kind of Halloween costume imaginable. There were actually three guys around the city dressed up as various examples of Tenga onacup masturbation aids. Of course, there were plenty of scantily dressed teenaged girls too. They come close runners-up in our competition! Foreigners have been known to try out ...

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As in many countries, Japan has a small but significant female professional wrestler scene. These women are regarded as sex symbols by many, so much so that these strong ladies are invited to pose naked for Gravure or hair nude shoots. Some of these are delightfully lesbian in tone! Two muscular ladies in each other's arms. This is Kayo Noumi. And Hikari Fukuoka. A tied-up Takako Inoue. And Michiko Omukai. And there is also JAV porn too, like "Japanese Muscular Beauty Body Builder Aoi Kirishima" from ...

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If you're going to be a train groper and run the risk of getting arrested, go the whole hog. That's the lesson from this story, it seems. Choose a young, hot victim and don't give up without a fight! Monday is never a fun day. The weekend is over and people are not in the best of moods in the morning trek to the office. But Tokyo morning rush-hour trains were delayed this Monday for 19 minutes -- a lifetime in Tokyo. Why? Because a man had groped a high school student. That's a daily occurrence on Tokyo trains, so much so the train companies have introduced women-only carriages on many ...

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Guys in Japan love the so-called zettai ryouiki, the "absolute zone" that describes the sexy part of the bare skin on the upper leg of a girl, particularly accentuated when she is wearing a pair of knee-high socks and a short skirt. Now Japan's netizens, not a tribe with too little time on their hands, have come up with a new name for a new absolute zone. Illustrator Hiroyuki Sanazura has coined a term for when a girl is wearing spats leggings under a short skirt. The area where the tight leggings are protruding from under the skirt and showing off the girl's trim physique is now ...

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Mere days after Yuko Obuchi, the hottest woman in the Japanese Cabinet (okay, the only senior politico in Japan even remotely attractive, 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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