A Yokohama court has ordered a transsexual parlor to leave a residential complex in the city after a group of residents got together to sue it on grounds of violating the terms of usage. Locals were annoyed about the large numbers of employees and customers coming and going in the elevator. Police were unable to do anything about Hanatsuki Yokohama because it was a classed as a gay service. In Japan, paying for penetrative sex is illegal, so prostitution services get around this by officially not offering "full service", though this is frequently a mere camouflage maintained to ...

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Recently a Saitama civil servant got himself arrested for entering a female-only changing room at a spa while in drag. Perhaps he should have gone to Tokyo... Because Josokko Koishitsu (literally meaning "cross-dresser changing room" but with the English name Locker Girls Club) has just opened in Nichome, Shinjuku's gay district. Josokko Koishitsu (or "Kouishitsu" depending on your Romanicizing preferences) is a changing room facility especially for newhalf, otoko no ko cross-dressers and other types of transgender. After all, if you are heading out to Nichome for some fun, ...

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We're on a bit of a cross-dressing roll at the moment. After blogging about a major new josou club and bar in Osaka we now want to introduce a new photography exhibition at Ginza's Vanilla Gallery. It features portraits Tachibana has made over six years of newhalf (shemales) and josou cross-dressers. The exhibition is called "Traces of josou and the Theory of Happiness". Tachibana runs a studio that specializes in portrait photography for cross-dressers and shemales, as well as hair and make-up services. She has worked with top idols to old-timers in their seventies -- more than ...

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About two years ago we blogged about the brilliant Vagina Panties, a "belt" you could wear to give yourself the female genitalia you otherwise lack. Now the ever busy Japanese sex toys store Kanojo Toys have released the Vicky Panties, a similar but, in our opinion, even better looking version. The Japanese adult industry is experiencing a real boom right now in mainstream cross-dressing accessories. Part of this is down to the popularity of otoko no ko, a type of cross-dressing as cosplay, though in general transgender is more tolerated. It even inspires photo books. Major sex ...

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Take a look at the the lovlies competing in the Komaba High School's Miss Tsukukoma beauty pageant. The beauties were all dolled up in make-up and mini skirts for the annual recent Tsukuba Cultural Festival. Which do you think is the hottest? But before you start licking your lips and getting horny, you should be aware of one important fact. Komaba High School is male-only. Komaba High School, attached to the prestigious University of Tsukuba and located in prim Setagaya ward in Tokyo, has a reputation for being a breeding ground for the next generation of ...

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We just read an interesting column on CNNgo about visiting a New Half (transgender) show in Ginza, of all places. Ginza is known for being one of the first parts of Tokyo to attempt westernization. It nows has wide boulevards, old department stores and the spectacle that is Asia's debut Abercrombie and Fitch. Surprisingly, the newhalf (or "New Half") show is not at Abercrombie but at a club called Konparu-za, a glitzy affair referencing Takarazuka, the all-female semi-drag ultra-camp Broadway musical troupe. Here's how CNN describes the show: The show itself is a nonstop ...

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If you're on your way to becoming a shemale ("New Half") but not quite there yet, you may be in need of these strap-on breasts or vaginas, on sale from KanojoToys. They are specifically designed to be "Japanese", with the breasts a modest c-cup size and the vagina tight and Asian. What's more, the "skin" color is a dark yellowish tone, imitating Japanese bodies. I might even try Megumi wearing the vagina belt so that I get "double" penetration! In Japan the "okama" (cross-dresser) is quite wide-spread in society. You don't have to be wandering around Shinjuku's famous ...

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Here's something we don't often talk about on TokyoKinky -- newhalf (nuhaafu) or transgenders! "Otoko no Ko" (男の子) means "boy" but if written with a different kanji character (男の娘) it has a whole new meaning. It essentially is boys dressing up as girls but it's a whole world of specialist bars, cafes, magazines, manga comics, online shops and more! A mix between cosplay culture and full-on crossdressing and transgender lifestyle, it's also men young and old. After all, Japan already has its fair share of soushoku danshi (herbivore men), the name given to metrosexual ...

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Police in Shizuoka, central Japan, arrested a 57-year-old company employee for sexual assault on June 16th. Kuniyasu Ishikawa apparently went to a recreation park in Fuji City last October and groped two local high school girls. He hugged them and kissed them -- the usual kind of stuff, right? So far, so what, huh? Well, Ishikawa was apparently wearing a girl's sweater at the time and a "semi-long" female wig! His killer chat-up line when approaching the girls? 「私はニューハーフなんだけど」 I'm a tranny (newhalf). [Pic via ShemaleCosplay.com] So, a ...

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