The gentrification of Kabukicho, which has turned the main strip and square into a cleaner, more tourist-friendly place, has not changed the fundamental nature of the district. Just turn a corner and you'll find blowjob parlors and host or hostess clubs galore, not to mention Shinjuku's massive love hotel area right behind. The dark side of Kabukicho, which gets its name from an unfulfilled plan in the postwar years to build a kabuki theater in the neighborhood, reared its head over the weekend -- in two very unpleasant scenes. A few weeks ago, someone was thankfully prevented from jumping ...

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Papakatsu is the new "sugar daddy" genre of compensated dating. For some, it's an easy way for guys who are middle aged or older with some money to have sex with younger women. For others, it's a way to fall victim to crime. In May, a man was almost murdered by woman who looked in reality very different from the cute lady in the pictures she put online. Now comes a fresh cautionary tale. A 25-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. According to media reports, Mai Watanabe is accused of swindling a whopping ¥52 million -- in cash! She was first indicted in September on ...

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The crackdown on happening bars and clubs in Tokyo sadly continues. Even, as in this case, if they have been around for years. Such venues are places for swinging and tend to be members-only, though this is usually bypassed by making people members when they pay a fee at the entrance. The legal issue comes with public indecency, since people are engaged in sexual activities in a place accessible to the public like a bar or club. A way to circumvent the law against indecent exposure is to have private playrooms. The happening bar was 9259 in Shinjuku, which made a nominal claim at being a ...

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Politicians like to show that they are the same as us, the regular public. The advent of social media has been a huge part of this, giving them instant access to a means of sharing their "ordinary" lives with the voters. So when Shun Otokita of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Innovation Party) went to the sauna after work, he surely thought he was doing something positive when he shared on Twitter (X) a picture about his achievements with keeping his weight down. The only issue is that he wasn't paying much attention to what he was wearing and where he was standing. The 40-year-old House of ...

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If you ever worry that your kink is weird or a problem, or might land you in trouble one day, spare a thought for this guy. A 32-year-old man from Kobe was arrested recently for trying to abduct a female junior high school student. Why? It's perhaps not what you expect: the company employee wanted her to step on his body. Atsushi Yamamoto and the student met in a local park. "I'll pay you several thousand yen for stepping on my body," he told her. They got in his car and he paid her in cash. The act then allegedly took place in a parking lot near a train station between around midnight on ...

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Yesterday, we wrote about that eternal singleton who never stops being cute, the 40-year-old Sayaka Isoyama, who has just released a new photo book. Now we have yet another piece of evidence to back up what we wrote last week when speculating about Tomomi Morisaki's rumored pregnancy and preparations for marriage: that the majority of celebrity marriages in Japan are shotgun weddings. The actress and model Kyoko Hinami has announced she is pregnant and married. The 29-year-old made the announcement via social media on October 23. Hinami made her debut as a model in 2006, when she was ...

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One of the most famous jukujo in the entertainment world is hitting a landmark age and, to celebrate, has released a new photo book that shows she's as hot as ever. Voluptuous celebrity Sayaka Isoyama, who isn't really famous for anything other than her curves and being on TV, turned 40 yesterday. The oddly named and more is her first photo book in six years, and may well be her last. She said at a promo event over the weekend that she is considering retiring from gravure, though she said she would retire six years ago after getting married. Well, guys should be reassured that the comely ...

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We recently discovered this "celebrity sweaty sex game." Unfortunately, we don't know the original source. We'd love to provide full credit, so please let tell us in the comments if you know. Which celebrity would you like to have "sweaty sex" with? The rules are simple. The idea is that you must get 10 points. Sex with each celebrity rewards you with certain points. You can choose the same person as many times as you like, but you have to stay within the same group and get exactly 10 points. Who will you choose to get your quota of points? It's more difficult than it looks! In Group A ...

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We frequently report on cases of men sneaking into schools and other places to steal underwear or watch women. The most recent was the man who ended up seriously injuring himself after he attempted to climb down from a rope to spy on residents of an apartment building. But what's rarer, or seems to get reported more rarely, are men who do these things to spy on other guys. Well, here's a recent case that might somewhat redress the balance. A German engineer, Ulrich Distelhorst (if we are transliterating the katakana correctly), was arrested by police for sneaking into the changing room of ...

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When someone is hurt, you should always help them out, right? It's a universal human law. But not everyone who is hurt is 100% a victim, as this cautionary tale reveals. A man fell down onto an apartment balcony, seriously injuring himself. His bloody body was found on the ground by a resident. He had fallen several floors while trying to lower himself from the roof with a rope. Though it happened back in May, the incident was only reported in the Japanese media last week. This is because he has now been referred to the prosecutors following his physical recovery. Wearing tabi shoes, ...

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