With the girls ever younger and the pressure to appear wrinkle-free and with the softest of skin that can stand up to iPad zooms, how do once popular Gravure models maintain a career after they hit 30? Mayumi Ono (小野真弓) was never a mega star in the idol world. Her D-cup and girl-next-door made her look like a sexy TV presenter. She had fans but not legions of them. We liked her before and treated ourselves to a selection of images for an Idol of the Week a couple of years ago. So now she's 31, how can she give her thirteen-year career a second boost now that it has started to ...

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In the past we've encountered a thief who targeted hostesses and their shoes, a violent lingerie bandit who literally tears his swag off the bodies of his victims, a bra theft addict, and even a 82-year-old panties thief. Now comes another shocking tale of lingerie larceny... The media has reported the indictment of a man in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, for stealing more than 200 items of woman's underwear. Tsutomu Kashiwase (44) apparently stole 217 items across the three prefectures of Tochigi, Gunma and Saitama. The Japanese countryside would seem to be populated by roaming ...

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Last night in the pouring rain saw the Japan Adult Awards held in Tokyo. The annual prizes are the Japanese porn industry's chance to pat itself on the back and rewards its top actresses with trinkets for their efforts over the past year. Last year's winners include Haruki Sato for best actress and Akari Hoshino in the jukujo category. The much-coveted Best Actress prize was taken home by Yui Hatano, who made her debut way back in 2008. While we were rooting for Mei Hayama in the Best Newcomer Award, she sadly lost out to Marina Shirashi (below left). The jukujo award was won ...

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It was announced at a press conference yesterday (March 4th) that idol super group AKB48 is now recruiting a new member. Nothing new in that. The difference is that the new girl will be over 30! For a limited time only (April 12th to August 31st), the new 30-plus girl will join the youthful ranks of Japan's largest money-spinning musical machine. Applications for the Otona AKB48 Auditions (Adult AKB48 Auditions) are now open and close on March 28th. Anyone can apply as long as they are over 30; you can be married or single, professional or a total amateur. So do you think we can ...

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A police officer from Kagawa Prefecture has been arrested for using his smartphone to photograph up the skirt of a female, disguising the camera underneath a legging that he was wearing so as not to contaminate a crime scene. Mitsuru Higashiyama (35) was arrested in January and on February 28th it was announced that he was suspended for three months. He has also voluntarily resigned from his post. Higashiyama had apparently used the same contraption at four places between February 2013 and January this year on five separate women. "It was to satisfy my sexual appetites," he has ...

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A researcher from University of Tsukuba has spent many valuable hours developing a way to make otaku dreams come true. This system has been developed officially for "hospital patients" and it basically allows you to "sleep next to" a virtual character. Scientists being the geeks they are, the explanatory images for the system naturally use Hatsune Miku as an example, as images doing the rounds on Japanese Twitter show. This actually the same as the Hatsune Miku app/eye-pad device we wrote about at the end of last year. Using the Oculus Rift headset for the head-mounted ...

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Yesterday Tokyo Kinky went along to the opening day of Pink Tokyo, Japan's new adult expo at Differ Ariake on Tokyo Bay. Running until Sunday March 2nd, Pink Tokyo is a chance to interact with sex toy makers and see events with Japanese porn stars and idols. This is the first year it has been held and it was clearly a "test", since it was smaller than we expected. We still remember the Adult Treasure Expo AET at Makuhari Messe in 2007, which was bigger, with more booths and more interesting things happening around the "fair" part of the event. At Pink Tokyo there weren't any ...

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Noriko Yabu is a 33-year-old artist who takes selfies. Nothing special in that. Except her surreal selfies are underwater, and she's naked. Her series of images are called Suisou, which could be read as "aquarium" or "cistern" but the characters she uses mean "water funeral". So is this a dead body in the water? Are we turning into necrophiliacs? We find these immensely subtle and erotic, or are we revealing something about ourselves? Does no one else share this fetish? There is a long tradition of water and sexuality in Japan. Nude scenes ...

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We first heard about this cosplay dream at the end of last year. Bandai had worked with Peach John -- who know a thing or two about lingerie -- to create these fantastic Sailor Moon-themed underwear sets. And then they sold out in days. They promised a return and more stock. They re-launched last week and we spoke to our friends at KanojoToys.com about selling them globally. Then the Sailor Moon cosplay lingerie sold out again. In one day. In all colors. We think the high attention might have something to do with the fact that they got sexy model Rei Yasui to model the ...

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The pizza delivery man is a staple motif of porn. But what about cute Japanese pizza delivery girls? Or even pizza delivered by two-dimensional idols? Love Live!, a collaboration between Dengeki G's Magazine and a record label, is an anime, manga, video game and series of music releases, set at the fictional Otonokizaka Academy, where a group of girls start up an idol band called μ's (pronounced "muse"). Since Valentine's Day until March 30th, the Pizza Hut Kanda branch has been operating as "Pizza Hut Otonokizaka" complete with Love Live! girls on the shutter, windows and even the ...

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It seems the foreign media has just discovered what a love hotel is. Only the other day we blogged about an article that held the love hotel industry up as a shining light in Japan's economic doldrums. Now AFP have followed up with this recent video report to accompany the same article in which an intrepid camera crew interview a hotel manager about the love hotel system. Pressing buttons, pay, get the key and then go up... "Discretion is guaranteed." There is a nice touch where the camera lingers over a catalog advertising some sexy costumes. It also features footage ...

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After sizzling in previous titillating striptease TV commercial and titillating us with her luxurious body in the lingerie photo shoots, AKB48's only genuinely hot member Haruna Kojima is back with another sexy Peach John TV ad. This time the scene is -- like a plot from a bizarre outdoor Japanese porn film -- a horse racing track! Haruna first shows off her body on the paddock where she parades her stead. Then she takes to the track to win the race and then promptly take off her clothes again to reveal her modeling the pink "work bra II", which is 20% lighter than a regular bra. All ...

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This is a request to make a dream-come-true happen again. In 2013 gravure model Yukie Kawamura starred in the TV adaptation of manga "Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches". Kawamura, despite being 27, played Rika Saionji, the seventh "witch" and a high school student. But not just any high school student. Rika Saionji is a "no-pan" (no panties) schoolgirl! Well, this is Fuji TV so there wasn't any actual nudity. However, Yukie revealed some tantilising details about her own commando experiences. She says she often just lounges around completely naked when staying at hotels for ...

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If you are a fan of girls with knee high socks -- and we know there are plenty of them out there! -- as well as "the absolute zone" (zettai ryouiki), that Japanese love of the slender upper thigh, then this Zettai Kutsushita app is something you must get on your device ASAP. The so-called Zettai Ryoiki is derived possibly from the Evangelion series and refers to the tantalizing area of the upper thigh, a point of pure flesh framed between sock and skirt. The popularity of the "zone" was such that there was even a minor trend for girls walking around with ads on their thighs (zettai ...

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A 29-year-old public servant in Tokyo's Adachi ward was arrested on February 17th for attempting to kidnap a young girl. Kentaro Makino previously went into the grounds of an Edogawa ward condo in July last year. He waited there for kids coming home from school. Soon enough a 10-year-old elementary school student arrived, who he threatened with a knife and told her he'd bring her home again as long as she kept quiet. He then put handcuffs on her and put her into a large boston bag. However, the girl put up a fight and screamed her lungs out, so a frightened Makino dropped his spare ...

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Here's a cautionary tale just after Valentine's Day to remind us how wrong things can go. A 48-year-old life insurance employee was arrested on February 13th by police in Shakujii in Nerima in Tokyo. Yokohama resident Keisuke Munakata is accused of sending threatening notes to a girl he met at a wedding party in 2013. Munakata and the 27-year-old girl from Nerima dated last year. But when things went wrong, Munakata sent her a note saying "Keep your eyes out. Something might happen to you." This intimidation apparently continued from from last December to January. The pair met at a ...

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While much of the economy is struggling to find any positive effects from PM Abe's fiscal policies, and consumers are dreading April and the impending raising of consumption tax, there is at least one industry that seems unaffected by the financial doldrums. Love hotels are doing big business. As we know, sex always sells. It doesn't matter what the crisis is, people will always pay for sex -- whether that is with their partner, material for their own private fun, or to hire the services of a professional. An AFP article has picked up on the love hotel phenomenon as a sign that ...

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It's snowing in Tokyo right now, making for a very chilly Valentine's Day. Unlike the west, February 14th in Japan is the day for the ladies to give chocolate or gifts to the guys, who then reciprocate on March 14th ("White Day"). Either way, it's a day when the love hotels are always fully booked -- especially because this year it falls on a Friday -- so getting your Valentine's Day treat requires some planning if you don't want to be disappointed. Popular dates include a trip to Tokyo Tower, an aquarium (lots of dark corners for snuggling), going to see a movie (not as obvious ...

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We like slightly larger girls. Girls with a little bit of curve to them. The recent naked butt of Ayaka Sayama was enough to get our blood racing. A new Japanese idol group called Chubbiness showcases girls who are, not surprisingly, a little larger. The ten ladies will be making their professional debut in March. What do you think? Will these idols be a hit? There has been a bit of a surge in interest in large ladies of late, including popular comediennes and even a fashion magazine devoted to pocchari women. While Chubbiness are a little too, well, chubby for our ...

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In 1995 Ganari Takahashi helped set up Soft on Demand and it has grown to become the biggest porn producer and retailer in Japan. SOD is one of the prime reasons that Japan is said to be the largest consumer and creator of pornography in the world. But in 2005, after netting himself $10 million, he turned his back on the industry that he had done so much to create, becoming a... farmer. Yes, Takahashi set up a farm co-operative in 2006, hoping to use some of his know-how about pink celluloid for other purposes (and spend ¥1 billion of his own dosh in the process). This was no pipe ...

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A trip to the dentist can often be a nerve-wracking thing, especially if your pearlies need some painful work done. But this pervy dentist in Ichinomiya City in Mie Prefecture did little to allay his patient's fears. Rather, apparently he was just intent on having a good time for himself. The 53-year-old took a charm to the twentysomething woman who came to his hospital to get her teeth fixed. He told a dubious story that "massaging your chest will help the alignment of your jaw" and promptly took her to side-room in his clinic. Whether she was naive or just scared, we don't ...

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It's not easy being a Japanese male porn start. They are literally just a handful of bonefide stars (and thousands of anonymous performers) in an industry dominated by the girls. To make ends meet they might perform in up to six films a week! With men so dispensable, it's time to stop screwing around, as they say. On April 1st, the Japan Porn Actors Association (JPAA) will come into existence. But this is no April's Fool Day stunt. Inspired by the problems with HIV and STDs that paralyzed the American porn industry last year, the JPAA has been created by veteran actor Genji ...

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We love selfies. Correction: we love to look at cute girls' selfies. In Korea there are plenty of lingerie selfies out there. What about Japanese girls? Well, there Jigadoribu, or "selfie club", which features a stunning array of a Japanese Gravure models posing for selfies. The images are drawn from the models' own Twitter accounts as they take behind-the-scenes snaps (of varying quality) from their latest photo shoots or just showing off their bodies at home, whether in lingerie, cosplay or just ordinary wardrobes. The models co-operate in the scheme by tagging their ...

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We all have images we like to look at when we, you know, service ourselves. Purikura are the "photo club" booths popular with young Japanese, who pose and then customize and decorate the images with their friends. This guy seems to have a serious thing for not only female high school students -- who can blame him?! -- but also the pictures of the girls taken in the Purikura booths. This picture was originally posted by the man himself on Twitter before it exploded online and earned the scorn of 2ch. Fortunately he is wearing a (scary) mask but his lair, decorated floor to ...

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If you're a AKB48 fan, you are probably a vulnerable individual with money to burn and an appetite for over-priced merchandise. And if you know someone like that or come into contact with them -- be warned. They may just steal your money. As we know, fans of otaku idol groups are willing to put themselves into serious debt in order to purchase thousands of CDs. But this is taking things to almost mafia levels. Kyoto police are now set to prosecute six men, all aged 20, who stole information from other people's credit cards so that they could buy nearly 500 CDs by the group ...

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