The world media has once again taken an interest in Japanese pornography -- in particular, porn made for and starring seniors. We previously noted the press attention lavished on silver porn star Yasue Tomita and veteran male performer Shigeo Tokuda. Doing the rounds of various overseas media outlets this time is an Associated Foreign Press article about the retirement of Maori Tezuka. After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits -- at the ripe old age of 80. Maori Tezuka, a former opera ...

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She's finally done it. Miyako Akane has answered our prayers by making the next logical step in her career and becoming a porn star this spring. Miyako Akane is a gravure idol and chakuero idol -- i.e., a busty idol who keeps her clothes on but barely (as opposed to AV idols, who do fully nude photo shoots all the time). After wowing the nation with her amazing H-cup bust in what may be the most incredible and revealing swimsuit in Japan as well as 360-degree virtual reality softcore porn, things must have been drying up for Miyako Akane... or she just wanted to take her career to the ...

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This story has been doing the rounds of the foreign press and we have our doubts about its authenticity, given the overseas media's penchant for "wacky Japan" stories. But if it's even just a bit true, it's pretty incredible. After all, we all have to go some day. What better way than Death by Porn? An unnamed 50-year-old Japanese man was recently found dead "partially buried" underneath a pile of erotic magazines. The story apparently came from one of those people whose unfortunate job it is to clean up after so-called "lonely deaths" (where people die but no one finds them for a long ...

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Back in June last year we blogged about "porn star karaoke" in Japan, where a karaoke system features AV stars who generously strip off naked as you sing. Now that's encouragement. Something similar has become a kind of minor talking point online recently. Once again, it's for Joysound (specifically, Joysound fR) and has Japanese porn stars. This time, if you sing well, you are "rewarded" with a mildly censored image of a nude AV idol both during the track and at the end. But if you stop singing, the footage switches to muscular men. If you're bisexual, it's a win-win. Otherwise, ...

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We have recently seen a lot of controversy in the porn industry in Japan over coercion after several prominent cases where women, including current stars, have come forward to allege they were forced to perform when they were originally scouted on different terms. It is one of the AV industry's dirty secrets that no one liked to talk about until last year. It has led to arrests and court cases as well as a wave of bad publicity in the mainstream media. And the latest "victim" of the controversy is not even a member of the industry! Now a lawyer who represented a production company ...

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Is Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki the perfect soapland sex worker? She certainly looks and acts the part in her latest AV release from Moodyz, aptly titled "Gravure Soap". The former gravure idol with the mega bust, whose switch to a career in porn last year was one of the highlights of the calendar, demonstrates how an awesome soapland experience should look. We have to use our fertile imaginations for how it feels, though. After all, she certainly has the breasts for paizuri and a curvy body that is ideal for rubbing herself all over a very lucky, prone male ...

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We reported earlier this year about the AV debut of actress and model Anri Sakaguchi. To appear in "What a day!!" the 25-year-old Sakaguchi (now going by just "Anri") is reportedly getting paid ¥120 million -- a suspiciously high figure considering she is a B-list celebrity. She made her JAV debut on the Muteki label, which specializes in these kinds of career switchovers from gravure, music idol or mainstream entertainment. Past successes include with Yua Mikami/Momona Kito and Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki. Most of these stars, though, do one or just a small number AV releases before ...

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The Japanese porn industry is in trouble.  While we might spend much of our time on this blog singing its praises, the truth is this has been a bad year, full of accusations of coercion and trafficking of female performers. We always knew it went on, especially towards the bottom end of the industry. Needless to say, the links between organized crime in Japan and other sections of society, such as big business, politics and mainstream entertainment, are well documented, and the idol and porn scenes are similarly connected. These are social problems, though. What about financial ...

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At the Japan Adult Expo 2016 on November 10th-11th, around 4,000 people attended, including many Japanese AV fans from other parts of Asia. Held for the third time, the event features 200 AV makers and studios, and offers a great opportunity for fans to get close to their adult idols. At the booth for Aroma Kikaku, which specializes in fetishes, Hibiki Otsuki was there to welcome fans. KMP had the likes of Ayaka Tomoda and friends were on hand to pose for pictures. Echoing the biggest adult trend of the year, Total Media Agency (TMA) -- despite the name, it's ...

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Just when you think Japanese AV cannot get any weirder. Just when you think they've come up with all the outlandish scenarios imaginable. Along comes another one to set your mind blazing at the crazy erotic possibilities. The folks behind this concept deserve some sort of award, because this is awesome. We all liked to play on jungle gyms when we were kids. But what about a vibrator jungle gym? As the name suggests, this is a jungle gym constructed entirely out of massager wand-style vibrators (called a denma in Japan) -- 250 of them, to be precise. That's a lot of ...

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The photographer Sakiko Nomura has a new exhibition at Ba-Tsu Art Gallery in Harajuku showcasing the beauty of Japanese AV actors. During the 1990s, Sakiko Nomura trained with Nobuyoshi Araki, who knows a thing or two about erotic photography. As we know, male porn performers are in short supply in Japan and so deserve our admiration for doing what must be a tough job. Yeah, having sex with hundreds of hot women a month for money. We really sympathize. But seriously, the photography looks great. There's certainly a homoerotic overtone. And it gets even more fun when we consider ...

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This year, in addition to crazy numbers of people in cosplay on the streets, Shibuya also hosted trash cans that spoke to you in porn stars' voices when you filled them up with your garbage. And that wasn't the only porn-themed attraction in Shibuya over the Halloween weekend. Regular viewers of Japanese AV will be familiar with the "magic mirror truck" series that features a vehicle installed with a one-way glass wall. It travels around the city, looking out at unsuspecting citizens on the streets while all manner of sexual antics take place inside. Porn industry giant Soft on ...

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The feel-good story of the year has turned out to have an unhappy ending, folks. We made no secret of our joy when an advertising display screen in Indonesia was "porn-jacked" so that it started streaming Japanese pornography. The incident happened on September 30th in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, during the rush hour on a 24-square-meter (260-square-foot) LED billboard. The porn was broadcast on a web browser for five minutes before the police cut the power to the screen. However, this was enough time for it to be filmed by many motorists. It soon started spreading on social media ...

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The latest big porn debut is another lady who is switching from mainstream entertain to AV. The actress and model Anri Sakaguchi released "What a day!!" on the Muteki label this month, which specializes in crossover debuts. Sakaguchi is the daughter of the late actress Ryoko Sakaguchi and golfer Tateo Ozaki. The 25-year-old apparently has large debts and has been forced to turn to porn to make ends meet. The first pictures from Sakaguchi's release have now emerged, showing her nipples and tits that are on the modest yet pointy side. It has been reported that her fee is ...

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Picture the scene. You're driving down the highway and suddenly you look up at the advertising billboard overlooking the road. Rather than the usual commercial for that drink or car you'll never buy, it's playing porn. Japanese porn. This is what greeted drivers passing through Jakarta, Indonesia, last month. On the large advertising screen, in place of an actual commercial or video, someone's browser was displaying -- which just so happened to be showing a clip from a Japanese AV. Fortunately for the morals of the city (and unfortunately for the horny drivers), what was ...

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Want to see what Kanna Hashimoto is like in bed? The sweeter-than-sweet is unlikely to be making her actual porn debut any time soon (though many of her music idol peers do have a habit of "graduating" into adult careers, so it's not completely off the books), but the next best thing is this Kanna Hashimoto lookalike porno. Kanna, if you recall, burst into the mainstream in 2013 after capturing the hearts of Japan's netizens. Since then she has become a major force in the music idol industry and fronts big advertising campaigns. This porn title stars Kaname Otori, who was born in ...

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Adult retail giant DMM.com announced on September 7th that it would no longer sell content in which performers are under 18 years of age. This will apply to "image video" DVDs and so on featuring idols and tarento. DMM also said that since July 25th it had stopped selling adult content that had not been screened by industry bodies like the euphemistically named Intellectual Property Promotion Association (IPPA). Moreover, it said that it had never sold any pornography involving performers under the age of 18. DMM also said that the non-adult DVDs featuring performers under the age of ...

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Shoko Takahashi (aka Shoko Takasaki) has been making an impression with her new AV release, her first on the Moodyz label after her spectacular debut for Muteki earlier this year. The beach-set "G-cup Perfect Body Celebrity Shoko Takahashi" was released on September 1st and makes ample use of the star's signature bust -- and her radiant smile. After all, no bikini is big enough to keep those breasts under wraps for long. It's a whopping 165 minutes long, so expect plenty of gratuitous swimwear shots and more. Moodyz are really capitalizing on ...

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Former SKE48 Momona Kito has cemented her porn career as Yua Mikami with a newcomer award and bestselling releases. In her latest adult title, she puts her curvy body to the test with a bondage-inspired porno that will have her fans licking their lips in anticipation. Watch Yua Mikami as she has solo male partners and eventually two at the same time... all while tied up in various stages of bondage and unable to move. Once again, she is given the Shimiken treatment. With male performer numbers so limited, these men get to have multiple ...

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The Kabe-Jiri Hard Butt Hole Masturbator is not only one of the best new buttocks onaholes around, it also celebrates one of our favorite underground Japanese sex fetishes. The realistically hefty adult toy has an internal bone structure that simulates the sensation of a girl who is bent over through a hole in the wall with her beautiful ass ready for you to take her from behind. As Kanojo Toys says, just slide your member inside her while resting your hands on her luscious hips and squeeze for a tighter, harder experience. That's all very nice, you might say, but ass ...

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YouTuber Kei recently posted a video that is generating quite a lot of discussion and views. Well, given its provocative and click-baity title, it's not surprising: What the Japanese Think of Japanese Porn. As Kei says, "Japan is famous for many things: its rich culture, Hello Kitty, and porn." Yeah, put that on the 2020 Olympic Games posters. He then proceeds to ask several young Japanese men and women for their views about Japanese AV, or porn. Well, if one gentleman is to believed, men watch AV because of "certain needs" and "stress relief". That's quite the euphemism. ...

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The controversy over exploitation and coercion in the Japanese porn industry continues to rage. Following allegations, condemnations, arrests, and apologies, now comes another development. The popular AV star Saki Kouzai has come forward with the revelation that her porn debut was also coerced. In a 20-hour interview with Bunshun Shukan, she has come forward alleging both coercion and makura eigo, or the casting couch: you have to sleep with people to get ahead. She is currently suing Ryo Aoki, the head of Marks Japan who was previously arrested for a previous coercion case. Three ...

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Shoko Takasaki stunned us when she made her porn debut earlier this year as Shoko Takahashi. Though her switch to AV came because she was mired in a prostitution scandal, her release on the Muteki label was such a roaring success that is going to release a second film on September 1st. "G-cup Perfect Body Celebrity Shoko Takahashi" is being released by Moodyz as part of the AV Open 2016 series. Takasaki/Takahashi has also been busy with several hair nude (full-frontal nude) shoots, showing off her gorgeous G-cup body for all the world to see. Some of these are grainy scans, but ...

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The Japanese AV industry is under a lot of pressure right now. Just today we heard that top porn star Nozomi Aso has been arrested on drug charges. Then there have been all the reports and criticisms about alleged coercion and exploitation in the industry, which even led to the arrest of porn industry staff and an official industry apology last month. Now the arrests have led to new charges. This time, the president of production company CA, Yoshihide Murayama, is one of 52 people -- 9 actresses 24 male performers, plus crew -- accused of indecent exposure during a shoot a camping ...

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One of the year's biggest stories continues to get bigger. Exploitation and coercion in the Japanese AV industry has been condemned for trafficking. It has sparked a public debate about labor rights for porn performers, or the lack thereof. The issue of coercing women to appear in porn has even led to arrests. In days past, such people in the porn industry were presumably protected by the Yakuza but the ongoing civil war may have shaken up the system. Amid intense media attention, now an AV industry association has issued a formal apology and promised reform. The Intellectual ...

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