Tokyo police have arrested a 25-year-old man for ejaculating onto a teenager's skirt on a morning train. The arrest was recently announced but the actual incident allegedly took place on November 19, 2021, on a train traveling on the Seibu Ikebukuro line between Shakujii-koen and Ikebukuro stations some time after seven o'clock. The man is suspected of ejaculating onto the female teenager's skirt, which others noticed when the girl got off the train. A member of staff at the train station then alerted the police. The man was caught and identified almost two years later because he is ...

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If you've ever stayed at a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan, especially a somewhat smaller one, you have likely encountered the women who run them, known as the okami (meaning proprietress, not to be confused with okami -- pronounced with a longer oh -- that means wolf). Though younger women are often busy doing many of the tasks, a slightly older woman is usually in charge. Like the mama-san who runs a hostess club, she's a more mature yet still alluring prospect. Well, we are likely romanticizing things because the gap between reality and fantasy gets misty here: ryokan ladies are the ...

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Do androids dream of electric sheep? Do otaku date non-2D women? These are the eternal questions of our times. In the case of the latter, it seems that are some otaku who are keen to branch out into three dimensions. So much so that, well, there's an app for that. Otakoi (Otaku Love) is a dating app for otaku. The promo images are just awesome. If you've seen these ads popping in your feed, you know you're in trouble! Needless to say, these images are AI-generated. The presence of fake photos of couples might be a warning sign for a dating app, but since the target demographic is ...

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The syphilis epidemic in Japan is something that has featured on this blog countless times. Just last year, we wrote about its alarming further growth. We wish we had something more positive to share with readers, but the news just keeps getting worse. The total number of cases in 2023 has already exceeded 10,000 -- the fastest time this has ever occurred. Medical experts are advising people to get tested even if they exhibit no symptoms in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. Cases hit 10,103 on September 3, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. That is a ...

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Just when you thought it was safe to walk by a drain in a skirt, the drain pervert is back! If you live in Kobe, be sure to check the drains before walking over them. Police in the West Japan city have arrested the 36-year-old Yasuomi Hirai for setting up a phone in a roadside drain in order to take videos of schoolgirls. He was caught when the camera was filming an 18-year-old school student at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon on September 8. And he was found out because the girl was a Good Samaritan. She noticed the phone in the drain and took it to a police substation, believing it was ...

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It's mid-September and still feels like mid-August in Tokyo. It is meant to cool down soon but this summer has been a little long, with the sticky temperatures dragging on into the supposed start of the autumn. Usually, things stay pretty hot through September and even October, but the humidity leaves the stage. Not so much this year. Personally, we don't mind it so much, but then we don't have to put on a salaryman suit and commute to the office each day on a crowded commuter train. Occasionally, it feels like all the Japanese media does is talk about food or the weather. But with the hot ...

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When you've been at this game as long as us, you start to see patterns and cycles in the mainstream media's reporting about Japan -- including by the Japanese media itself. Perennially, we spot articles about sexless Japan based on a new survey with minimal data. Sometimes even the same content reappears, slightly rejigged for a fresh article. In 2017, we reported on the private sex museum run by a photographer from his own home. Yoshitaka Hyodo's extraordinary museum in Yashio, Saitama, is still around and going strong. It has received the latest boost to its publicity with a recent ...

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Japanese adult video fans will probably already know who June Lovejoy is, one of the most successful foreign performers working in the JAV industry. Lovejoy made their porn debut in early 2020. Not content to sit on her AV laurels, Lovejoy newest passionate project is now up and running. They have launched a rival to Tokyo Kinky. Just kidding. Tokyo Love District is (in Lovejoy's words) an online "guide of Tokyo and Japan in general with a focus on people working in the Japanese adult industry, JAV industry members, fetishists, artists, models, and anyone that is working in the unseen scene ...

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It seems in the TikTok and Instagram age, the usual route to stardom is not (just) through working as a fashion model, music idol, gravure idol, or something similar. You can first build up your own following as an influencer on your own platform and then opt to move into lingerie modeling with a photo book. The influencer Amichi (あみち) is proving that approach can work: with her 190,000 followers on Instagram and a million on TikTok, she is now set to release her first photo book after already spending much of her teens and high school years online. The previews from the debut ...

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Last week, we reported on the sexual assault that Korean music artist DJ Soda suffered at a music festival in Osaka during a part of her performance on August 13 in which she got close to fans. Since DJ Soda first went public (initially to her five million followers on Instagram) with her distress over the assault, the case has ignited a furore in Japan and elsewhere. Netizens in Japan -- who tend to be male, nationalistic, anti-Korean, and not known for their sympathetic attitude toward women -- have accused her of being anti-Japanese because she claimed it was the first such ...

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