Like girls in knee-high socks? Tick. Like girls in swimsuits? Tick. Then you will definitely like Underwater Knee-High Girls by Manabu Koga, a photobook that goes on sale at the end of August. Why have one fetish when you can have two? Koga is known for underwater photography, such as in the Mika Ninagawa film Helter Skelter. Koga's project features around 100 photos of smiling and alluring ladies underwater while wearing the cosplayer's favorite kind of footwear. So what do you think? Is this aquatic malarkey ...

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Forget Toyota and Sony, the real beneficiaries of Abenomics and the boost to the economy Japan is receiving (at least in spirit) is Yoshiwara, the old red light district near the Tokyo Sky Tree and still active centuries after it first became a licensed sex area. Of course, these days prostitution is officially outlawed (thanks to the US occupation for that) but the true Yoshiwara experience can still be enjoyed in the soaplands, where you get a bubbly rub-down followed by other kinds of services. The increase in tourists to the nearby Sky Tree is having a knock-on effect on the ...

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Photographer Yuji Susaki has got together with Akihabara idol unit Dempagumi.inc to create a photo book with 100 cosplay models. The "Dempa Models x 100 Cosplay" collection goes on sale August 8th. We only just blogged about another Susaki cosplay photography project and it seems he is very much in the news these days. The Dempagumi.inc girls (who include Moga Mogami and Nemu Yumemi) are featured in student uniforms, nurse uniforms and more. The publishers hope to sell 5,000 copies in the first run. While Dempa Gumi.inc may not have the profile of the ...

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Fancying copping a handful of nice Japanese breasts? (Not all the girls are flat-chested, you know!) Then get on down to Paradise TV in Shinjuku in August for Erotica Will Save the World 2013, part of the 24-hour adult telethon organized by adult satellite channel SKY PerfecTV!. Not only will six buxom ladies be letting guys fondle their breasts, it's also in aid of charity! This is the eleventh time the event has been held, which raises money and awareness for AIDS. There are no details but we presume would-be gropers have to make a donation -- perhaps per breast or fondle? ...

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Perfect for summer. If you own a pair of wheels, you know how driving it can build up a layer of dust and dirty, especially in a big city like Tokyo. Well, now you can get it clean and get your rocks off at the same time. Take it to Akihabara, where hot girls in swimsuits are offering car-washing services from July 25th to August 30th. The Sukuminsensha features a soapy spongig down, a high-pressure rinse, a tire wax and more, all done for you by lovely young ladies in swimsuits -- and for the modest price of 10,000 yen. You are even allowed to stay in the car and catch the girls ...

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We love Tsubomi. The cute JAV star, recently pregnant, has won legions of fans in Japan and rightfully so. A documentary on the new VICE Japan channel looks at Tsubomi. It's in Japanese only but turn on the closed captions for English subtitles. A highlight is at the start when she says she thinks Japanese people are more secretive when it comes to sex. It doesn't go into any context or explore anything properly, just following Tsubomi around Akihabara as she looks at costumes and meets a few fans. There are some short clips from movie shoots. There is quite a funny moment ...

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Next month if you are in Tokyo you should check out this awesome collection of cosplay images by photographer Yuji Susaki. The sexy and sensual images showcase Susaki's fifteen years of work investigating the curious mixture of the erotic and the dress-up that is cosplay. “COSPLAY made in Japan” is showing at Emon Photo Gallery August 24 to September 14, 2013. And if you think you recognize some of the sexy ladies in the pictures, you're not imagining things. Susaki uses idols and models rather than "amateur" cosplayers, including Mizuho Hata, Ai Amano, Kyan Chiaki, ...

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For guys who use their phones a lot and need a way to save battery power -- and who like to look up girl's skirts -- this is the app for you. The Skirt-Rolling-Up, Battery-Extending Magic Girl Sakura Android app uses the powers of a cute moe girl's panties to clear your phone memory, save power and uninstall other apps that hog memory. Use your finger to "flip" the girl's skirt and show her panties. This is how the app is then activated to improve your battery space. Be sure to pull her skirt back down, though, or it doesn't work. In this way you can wipe a few megabits of ...

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What did we tell you recently about larger ladies being better experiences? There's even a special masturbator for just that sensation! Clearly we are not alone in these opinions, since news reaches us that Japanese police have broken up a delivery health service (a euphemism for call girl service) which specializes in women weighing up to 150kg! The leader has been arrested -- we guess, then, she wasn't kicking up to the right Yakuza to win police protection -- though intriguingly it was a woman. Keiko Saito (41) was running Makkusu Bodi (Max Body) expressly for men who like ...

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If you thought AKB48 fans were bad enough, boybands like Arashi and KAT-TUN have plenty of local (and foreign) fanatics among their following who will do all kinds of embarrassing things to show their love for the pampered soshoku danshi. A billboard currently on display in an underground passage of Shinjuku has generated some particularly queasy sights as girls (but not only girls?) gather to worship the image of the five singers. The posters are changing daily, with six versions showing the beautiful boys posing in different weathers. Girls have been seen gathering en ...

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Back in May we reported on the incredible story -- actually one of the most intriguing things we have ever heard -- of a chikan incident on a Wakayama train in which a woman was groped by two men who believed that the woman had asked them to do it via an online forum. In fact, she had done no such thing and they had been set up. Her protests were more realistic than the two men expected and one got off the train. When the other man also attempted to leave at the end of the line, he was grabbed by the victim and arrested. The 26-year-old from Osaka protested his innocence and the police ...

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Another day, another chikan story. To grope one girl is risque. To grope two girls is rather cheeky. But to grope thirty, well, that's just getting carried away. Or not, especially when it's a cop and he gets caught -- then it's just unprofessional in the literal sense of the word. On a train in Kyoto a 38-year-old Osaka head patrol officer was recently grabbed with his hands where they shouldn't have been -- on the body of an office lady. He offered the excuse for his serial train chikan groping that the ladies in question were simply too "unforgettably soft". He has been ...

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Imagine you are out for a night of fun at a Tokyo strip club. Your eyes are naturally scanning the unbelievably hot girls on the stage. Then you catch sight of two ladies in the audience who look familiar. Hey, aren't they famous models? When a friend or companion assures you they are, you can then hardly believe your eyes when the following happens. She climbs onto a stage and start to do a pole dance. That's what happened one night an established strip club, where the models Kiko Mizuhara (22) and Eimi Kuroda (25) were in the audience. But things took a turn for the unexpected when ...

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You gotta admire the guts of Miyabi Asai, the member of the Kawasaki City local idol group Kawasaki Junjo Komachi whose friend was groped on a train -- known as chikan -- but then grabbed the culprit and held onto him. This has made her a bit of a star, thus doing more than even her idol group's activities ever did to raise Kawasaki's profile. One night on the Odakyu Line at the end of June, her 17-year-old friend was groped by a man (38). With Asai's help they held onto the guy and gave him up to station staff at the next station. The next day traffic to the idol group's ...

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The discovery of one picture on the Internet has led to speculation that now Japanese schools are brimming with boys and girls who kiss each other for fun. Well, that of course sounds like a perfectly ordinary school activity. But the "school rule" is that you can only kiss members of the same sex. The picture, which seems to be the sole source of the discussion, apparently summarizes the rules and the experiences of some kids with "kiss friends" -- but where it came from is anyone's guess. Is it from a magazine? Personally we think this is total crap, and the surprised or ...

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Life is short. Have an affair. So says the slogan Ashley Madison, the infamous social media for adultery, which has 1.8 million unique users. It started in Canada in 2001 and now has finally come to Japan. It works by users purchasing credits, which they can use to send mails to potential partners, so in some ways on the surface is not dissimilar to regular dating sites. But this is totally up-front that the people using the site are cheating on their real partners. Women can join for free (yay!) and there is a translation tool if you're interested in looking for a foreign ...

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After making tentative moves at the end of last year, US gaijin tarento and Gravure model Leah Dizon has at last fully begun her comeback in Japan. She appeared for the first time professionally in public in Tokyo at an event for a men's cosmetic brand since leaving the country three years ago. “Long time no see, Japan!” she said in broken Japanese and confessed to being nervous. In the interim of being away, not surprisingly, her language skills have not improved and she needed an interpreter at the event. Dizon is still only 26 but has been through a bit of a whirlwind. ...

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We've looked at surveys before -- from men who never date to the best breasts, habits and the most-viewed Wikipedia pages. Now Sagami, one of Japan's leading condom makers, has released the results of a big nationwide survey, Nippon no Sex, it did in January this year. It surveyed 14,100 men and women online (plus 29,315 in a pre-survey), aged from their twenties to their sixties, and from all of Japan's forty-seven prefectures. The results are a little alarming in places, such as that 40.6% of Japanese males are still virgins (as opposed to just 25.5% of women), and that the average ...

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With the ink on her 2012 divorce to an Austrian actor still fresh, singer Ayumi Hamasaki is rumored to have taken up with another "white" lover. The pair were spotted at a luxury resort in Bali, where they apparently shared the same hotel suite. Ayumi seems to have been around for an eternity, though she is only a mere 34 years old. Last year she had a relationship with a dancer, but it was over before it even really registered. She had a notorious short-lived marriage to Austrian actor Manuel Schwarz, which ended in late 2011/early 2012, ostensibly due to Ayumi wanting to spend ...

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Want to canoodle with a former AKB48 idol? Just go to one of Erena Ono's "handshaking" events. Such meet-and-greet sessions are controversial staples of the AKB48 itinerary, and since graduating from the idol supergroup in 2010, Erena has been using similar tactics to entice fans to buy more CDs. After purchasing a copy of her new album (Erena's first solo release), you were allowed to meet Erena -- and it seems she is being very rewarding these days if you get the three editions of the CD. At an event over several days last week, such fans had their photos taken with a Cheki ...

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The days of deai sites are looking numbered as high-profile cases of arrests and suing continue. Deai-kei sites are ostensibly dating sites, though many are actually run all by men, who pose as women -- sometimes as idols -- in order to extract fees over long periods of time. Police arrested the thirty-four-year-old executive of a deai-kei company earlier this month, along with the nine part-time men and women who worked there -- no doubt as the "voice" of the women deceiving the men by email. The company, Wingnet, has sales in excess of 10 billion yen. An arrest warrant has also ...

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Another day, another new brand opens up a store in Tokyo. This time it's Desigual, the Spanish clothes shop, which held a "seminaked [sic] party" to celebrate the opening of its new Japanese branch in Harajuku on June 22nd. People started to appear the night before and numbers had already exceeded the 100 limit by nine o'clock when the reception opened. Why? Because if you came wearing a swimsuit, you could take home whatever you wanted in the store -- for free! The folks waiting outside were given gowns to wear and protect their modesty, but once inside they were semi-naked ...

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Ama are Japanese free-divers who are usually women and are most famous for fishing for pearls. The mermaids dive into the sea with no equipment and just a net to get their catch, and are often naked except for a fundoshi. Eishin Ozaki has been taking photographs of the mermaids for half a century, starting in 1955 when he was in his thirties. Now 92, he continues to exhibit, though one suspects his diving days are over. He went diving at Hegura, near Wajima in Ishikawa prefecture, but couldn't keep up with the local Ama female divers there. The go from the surface to the ...

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The new "child porn" proposal put forward by the ruling LDP, the Komeito and Japan Restoration Party immediately stoked controversy in the manga and anime worlds, with insiders suggesting it would destroy the industries. Now there is a suggestion that under the rules of the new law, even scenes from the famed and beloved kids' anime Doraemon wouldn't be safe from the censor's scissors. Essentially it allows any depiction of under eighteen year-old people to be defined as child porn, and being caught with such filth can get you a year in jail or a hefty fine. As part of the ...

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Kiyoshi Hayashishita, the famous father of a dozen children and star of long-running reality TV show "Big Daddy", has told a tabloid of a side-line he used to do to earn extra cash. "I was a driver for a delivery health [a euphemism for call girl services]. The hourly rate was ¥5,000. It was just four hours but you could earn ¥20,000 in a night. It was a really good part-time job." He also explains how the drivers -- who take the girls by car to the love hotels and often wait -- also function as bouncers when things go wrong. He sometimes had to take along a wooden sword to ...

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