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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Japanese girls are world experts in make-up. Almost no girl leaves the house without at least a dab of blush or foundation, and women quite advanced in years can still look superb. Skin quality is praised above sexiness. Recently there has been a trend for celebrities posting pictures of themselves as suppin (no make-up) on blogs and so on. Nozomi Sasaki, the popular angelic actress, has found herself caught up in the "trend" when she took part in a promo for a cosmetic product in which she appeared without make-up. Here you can see a before-and-after. She did it to show ...

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Another day, another fetish-related crime. We only just recently blogged about the man who stole everything from satchels to curtains from an elementary school, and now comes this news -- first shared on Tokyo Reporter -- of a thief whose interests was exclusively the shoes of hostesses. Well, anything related to hostesses we can understand; these ladies inspire a thousand fetishes. On Monday Tokyo Metropolitan Police announced that they had arrested a man for stealing shoes from hostesses. Sho Sato (28) took high-heeled shoes from clubs in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama. The ...

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A 53-year-old unemployed man has been arrested and charged with sneaking into an elementary school in Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture, and stealing a large quantity of school satchels and other examples of school property. He was first arrested and charged with stealing the satchel of a 7-year-old student on December 7th, but after that the police raided his home and found some 140 other items, such as musical instruments and bicycles. The police chief said that the man had been using the same method to sneak into the school since 11 years ago and had been stealing kids' things, and ...

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The animal. The technician. The flashy guy. It's time to save women from these guys. So say Ravijour, the Japanese maker of some very sexy bras. As part of the lingerie brand's tenth anniversary, Ravijour has created a bra that "automatically unhooks" when the right man is on the scene. It knows "how women truly feel". It cannot be unhooked without true love. Ravijour has even recruited a "human sexuality specialist", a physician and the design lab Rhizomatics to create this concept bra. They say that a built-in sensor reads the wearer's heart beat. This ...

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We often talk about chikan on Tokyo Kinky. There is a strange subculture in Japan where certain men think it's okay to grope women on trains. In fact, there are even certain "clubs" that organize these kinds of mass groping sessions on public transport. But if you get found out it can bring your fantasies crashing down. That's what happened to one 39-year-old man on the Odakyu Odawara line when it was passing through Kawasaki, just outside Tokyo on Thursday night. Around 9 pm a woman on the train caught his hands wandering and exposed him. The humiliated man, whether to try to ...

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An otaku has made a shocking confession that he bought 3,000 CDs due to his obsession with Rina Ikoma, the 18-year-old idol and member of girl group Nogizaka46. Naturally he is also a regular attendant at Nogizaka46 handshaking events. These meet-and-greet sessions are where they can have a few seconds of bliss stroking the hand of the idols they adore. He told Rina what he had done at a recent handshaking event. Unfortunately he was less than impressed with her muted response to his confession, crushing his dreams of happiness with the teenaged idol. He now claims to ...

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Japanese police have bagged the latest major criminal in the land. An 82-year-old panties thief will meet justice at last after cops in Hyogo Prefecture arrested Tsuyoshi Matsusue on Sunday. The octogenarian had been sighted stealing a 59-year-old woman's pair of underwear from her garden, says Tokyo Reporter. The sprightly pensioner made off with his prize on Sunday morning but the victim's husband gave chase for 200 meters. Unfortunately, his physique was not as strong as his erotic energies, and the 62-year-old husband managed to catch up with the panties thief. When questioned by ...

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This month sees the start of the university entrance exams all over exams. It's a tough time to be young. Hours of cramming followed by hours of tests in strange colleges, sometimes in strange cities. How do you keep your spirits up during this stressful time? Well, this youngster was snapped about to take the notorious Center Test. The poor thing, he was taking comfort with a blankie around his shoulders. This being Japan and the examinee being a boy, the blankie was of course an anime character. Moe for exam success! Apparently the unfortunate guy, clearly surfing on his ...

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Teachers are of course charged with looking after the future generation. But all teachers are human. Perhaps some a little too human. Previously a model employee, one 29-year-old maths teacher in Toyama Prefecture got himself into some trouble recently when he was particularly imprudent with his choice of lady on a deaikei ("encounters"!) dating site. Masato Terao groomed a girl that he thought was a junior high schooler into having a liaison with him in a hotel for the princely sum of ¥30,000. They then met in a hotel in Toyama City to conduct the business transaction. It turned ...

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We've just discovered the Sangre Yakuza blog. It's not in English and we can't understand much Spanish, but we love his (?) tastes! The blog profiles so-called pinku eiga (pink film), a genre of soft-core porn films or films with soft-core porn elements. They were made by so of the greatest and most experimental names in Japanese cinema before they turned more mainstream later in their careers. The blog also features "Roman porno", the subgenre of soft-core pink films particularly made by Nikkatsu in the 1970's. Back in the day pornography was more innocent -- ...

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Remember how we blogged about Soineya in Akihabara in 2012? It's the "bed-sharing" facility where you can get to snuggle up with a cute girl for some shut-eye... charged by the hour. About this time last year Soineya opened its second store in Shinjuku's Kabukicho and caused a stir with its new service: Oshiri-makura, ass pillow. As you know, we like Japanese girls' asses. It's still there in Shinjuku, though the "menu" of girls hasn't been updated in over a year. We couldn't resist blogging again about this truly awesome service. This is what you will look like... Be ...

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"A hard day’s grind for porn’s professionals," as the newspaper has it. The Japan Times has posted a nice, long article about shooting a Japanese porn film. As bloggers who have experienced some Japanese porn shoots ourselves, we were particularly interested in the article. It starts with a factoid we have long boasted of... Japan comes in a distant second in per-capita spending ($157 in 2011) on pornography after voracious South Korea ($527), but when it comes to comparing the sizes of the countries’ homegrown porn industries, there’s no contest. So prominent is Japanese ...

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Saeko. The cute little minx was famous for being famous a while back. Then she was famous being a famous baseball player's wife. Then she was famous for divorcing the famous baseball player. Then she was just famous. Kind of. Now she is reinventing herself. She has just released a "semi-nude" sexy photo book this month, Episode 1, which comes after Saeko Snap! last year. Both feature a lot of flesh, confirming our suspicions that Saeko is not just a gold-digging ditzy tarento who may or may not have had plastic surgery. She married Yu Darvish in 2007; it was of course a shotgun ...

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The girls are falling thick and fast. We were sad enough when SDN48 -- the "sexy" version of AKB48 -- disbanded in 2012. Then came news at the end of that year that Megumi Ohori, one of it's members, had married a man 12 years older. Now is the bombshell. Megumi is pregnant. People, including us, all speculated that Megumi's marriage was of the shotgun variety and that she was already pregnant. Those rumors turned out to be false but Megumi and her husband were just biding their time, it seems. Now the ripe age of 30, Megumi is way past idoldom and this pregnancy ...

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They say that Japanese girls have no ass but we think that's time to set the record straight. This is a country FULL of great asses. You just have to know where to look. Have we convinced you yet?! Here are some of our favorites... Yuu Abiru Rika Adachi Hitomi Aizawa Megumi Fukushita Haruna Hana Maki Honoka Natsuki Ikeda Waka Inoue Minori Inudo Atsumi Ishihara Sayaka ...

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She is the woman of many names and many occupations. Elly Akira is a Japanese porn star who also went by the name of Yuka (Yuuka) Osawa. Now she stars in porn under the name Eri Arai. Following us so far? She's half Japanese, half Syrian. If that wasn't special enough, she is also an award-winning artist, photographer, writer and businesswoman. Oh, and she has another name, Fareeza Terunuma. It's under this name that she takes part in art shows and has now launched a new career as a music star. Her first single is called "Kakkoii" (Cool) and is under yet another moniker, ...

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We all love the wacky kawaii-ness that is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. She's like Harajuku on LSD and we also know about her more risque past as a child idol! Now she has stepped over a certain line and we're not sure what to make of it. While performing one of her songs on NHK's New Year music bonanza Kohaku Uta Gassen, she revealed she has something strapping between her thighs. Between her chaste, cutesy legs we found... a beefy black man! And is it just us or has the guy got an erection? Still... who can blame him?! We wonder if Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is ...

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We always get excited about new Tenga products. Japan's most stylish adult sex toys brand, Tenga is more corporate than it was before. It is now owned by DMM and used Dentsu for its marketing. It is also working with overseas distributors more and more, and we just hope it doesn't lose its cool willingness to be daring while also making commercially viable adult merchandise. It has been branching out from just toys for the boys recently. It started with the Iroha and the Iroha Mini, Tenga's first vibrators for women. They seem to have developed a hankering for this kind of sex ...

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He is famed as the man with the midas touch, who can make a woman orgasm just by a few expert twists of his fingers. He is Taka Kato, the biggest man in Japanese porn. And he is throwing in the towel. After 8,000 women and 10,000 titles to his credit (talk about notches on the bed post!), the sprightly 54-year-old is retiring from Japan's most productive industry. Along the way he has starred in a documentary about Japanese male porn stars and produced his own finger vibrator attachment, in a dog-eat-dog competitive industry dominated by the girls -- literally, there are said to ...

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Hug pillows (dakimakura) are nothing new in Japan. There is a wealth of pillows out there with cases featuring idols or in the actual body shapes of young girls. Here's a new twist and its all a marketing stunt. How do you make cockroaches appealing? That's the dilemma facing Gokiburi Kujo Meister, an extermination company. It came up with a novel way to promote its services -- moe. It seems when in doubt, you can always turn to the forces of cuteness and kinkiness combined to make a new marketing campaign that at the very least will gain a response. Gokiburi Kujo Meister has ...

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A winter exhibition by publisher Dengeki Bunko started on December 28th and features over 50 examples of artwork from the publisher's line-up of manga and light novels. One was a special section of an onsen hot spring scene with several Dengeki manga heroines. The ladies are understandably au naturel and visitors can pose for photos while pretending to enjoy a hot soak with their favorite 2D characters. Here's a sign saying it's okay to peek. And you are allowed to enter the "ladies only" section of the hot spring. Clearly some people ignored the notice telling ...

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Every New Year in Japan much of the nation tunes into the five-hour singing show Kohaku Uta Gassen. This year featured the recently remarried (to yet another foreigner!) Ayumi Hamasaki as well as now regulars AKB48, who appeared as all 110 singers. But there was a surprise for AKB fans. Yuko Oshima made the shock announcement that she would be graduating. The twenty-five-year-old is a veteran from the Akiba idol group and is the latest in the most popular members to announce her departure. So far, only Atsuko Maeda has really been able to forge a post-AKB career. Yuko didn't ...

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American film website TC Candler has issues its yearly list of "most beautiful faces". Japanese girls featured: Satomi Ishihara was at #32, followed by Nozomi Sasaki at #41, Mirei Kiritani at #46, Haruka Shimazaki (from AKB48) at #56, (recently married to yet another foreigner) Ayumi Hamasaki at #60, and finally Aya Ueto at #99. Despite the ubiquity on Japanese advertising of people like Atsuko Maeda, Emi Takei and Ayame Goriki, they were nowhere in sight and so can be presumed to have little to no global presence. So much for Dentsu. Kiritani was at #12 last year while ...

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Happy Christmas, everyone! Here's something we really wish Santa would bring... Some sexy Japanese girls in Santa cosplay outfits! This is one Japanese idol tradition that we certainly still believe in. Itsuki Sagara Yurika Tachibana Sayaka Oonuki Momoko Tani Mizuki Hoshina Ayaka Komatsu Enjoy the ...

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