The veteran voice actor Toru Furuya may well be 70 years old and something of a legend in the industry, having provided voices for such series as Conan, Gundam, Dragon Ball, and One Piece, but his career and status is currently facing ruin due to a sex scandal. Furuya married his second wife in 1985 but rumors have long swirled that he is a little too friendly with his fans, including inappropriate touching at meet-and-greet events. Earlier this week, Furuya issued a public apology in response to a report in the Weekly Bunshun tabloid that he been having an affair for more than four ...

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A Japanese refugee. It sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. In fact, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reports that dozens of Japanese citizens receive refugee status around the world every year. And one recent case has generated headlines. Two Japanese women have received refugee status in Canada due to discrimination they faced in Japan. In the hilariously old-fashioned wording of the Asahi Shimbun's English edition, the discrimination they faced was for being "lesbians and members of the weaker sex." Campaigners and advocates like to the lack of Christian moralism ...

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In Japan, female voice performers are incredibly popular as idols and celebrities despite only displaying their oral talents in their work for anime series and movies. Some are able to carve out lucrative sidelines as models, singers, and gravure idols. If they have the looks and following for this, it is usually apparent pretty quickly and their agencies don't miss a chance to make some extra yen. But others bide their time. Such is the case with Minori Chihara (茅原実里), the seiyu who has waited until her forties to cement her gravure career. Great news if you love Minori Chihara. ...

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A US Marine corporal has been arrested for filming a female sex worker in Naha, Okinawa. The 22-year-old was arrested at the scene on May 4 for breaching a little-known law against filming sexual acts. The Marine is attached to Camp Kinser (Machinato Service Area) in Urasoe on the main island of Okinawa. He told police, "I didn't know it was illegal [to film]." And if we're honest, that's fair enough. While a customer might know it's almost always against the brothel's rules and might land you in trouble, it might surprise many that you can actually face arrest for filming your session ...

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When confronted with a scandal, most Japanese politicians rely on a stock phrase: "I don't recall that." And so it it was refreshing to see that Hiroyuki Miyazawa, the 49-year-old House of Representatives lawmaker, came clean and stated plainly: "I remember that." A member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Miyazawa recently resigned his seat when Weekly Bunshun reported on his penchant for papakatsu sugar daddy compensated dating and regular use of sex workers. He is also supposed to have been practically living with a woman in her twenties during the pandemic, despite being ...

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More bad news coverage about male hosts as the moral panic over this industry continues. A Kabukicho host was arrested early last week for allegedly exploiting and prostituting a junior high school student who owed his club around ¥6 million. The 22-year-old host Renji (Yuya Inaba) works at the appropriately named Worst Over in Kabukicho, central Tokyo. He is also accused of bringing the girl into his club when she was just 15 years old and serving her alcohol, including a very expensive "champagne tower" order. The student used her mother's credit card and cash from her grandmother to ...

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We love taking a trip not so much down memory lane as Japanese sex history lane, back to the early days of hair nudes (full-frontal shoots) and classic porn from the Showa era. We previously took a nostalgic look at Japanese gravure idols from the 1970s and '80s that included the comely Nami Asada (麻田奈美). Nami Asada made a real stir in the 1970s with her nude photo shoots that showcased her stunning F-cup breasts to the full. The "apple nudes," where she used an apple prop to cover her most intimate parts, first appeared in 1973 in several issues of Heibon Punch magazine. They were ...

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Revenge porn cases hit a record high in 2023, according to a report by the National Police Agency released on April 8. The agency said that it received 1,812 consultations from people during the 2023 about nude images leaked by a partner or ex-partner. It's up 4.9% from 2022 and marks the seventh year in a row in which cases have risen. It is a worrying trend but, with the complete proliferation of phones and online culture, likely only to get worse. In part, the increase is also due to greater recognition of revenge porn as a phenomenon and a legal category, and criminalization of it ...

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As we've written before, plastic surgery is an open secret in Japanese entertainment. Almost no one talks about it but everyone knows that some celebrities get it done. Only a small minority come forward and admit to having submitted to the surgeon's knife, and sometimes face mockery for it. One such is Minami Fukuoka, the 28-year-old Tokyo University of Science graduate and former gravure model who now seems to make a living from media appearances and endorsing products on her social media channels. Having apparently made a small fortune from live streaming -- to such an extent that she ...

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We have all experienced times when we are horny. Often, the only solution is to sneak off somewhere and bust a nut to get rid of that pesky boner that just won't die down otherwise. Some guys, though, take a different approach to dealing with their untamable sexual desires. According to multiple reports in the media, police in Tokyo have arrested a man on suspicion of damaging property after he rubbed his anus against a faucet in a public park. The self-employed 56-year-old's actions resulted in the faucet becoming unusable. The faucet was in Roka Park, located in the residential ward ...

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