Tenga has produced some of Japan's, if not the world's, best sex toys. As a brand, it already has its own stores. And now Tenga finally has its own vending machines. (The Tenga Egg vending machine once spotted in Nakano Broadway, Tokyo, was apparently not an official vendor.) Anyone now with an urge to buy a Tenga product 24 hours a day and get it right away can do so. The only catch is that these vending machines are in Sapporo, Hokkaido -- in the far north of Japan. For reasons known only to the sales team at Tenga, the Apple of the Adult Industry has opted for a regional city rather ...

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Back in the bad old days before smartphones, we remember our early days in Japan and having to visit Internet cafes to check stuff online or write emails to friends and family. This was pretty much the same situation as back home, but one key difference was that the Internet cafes were also rigged up as manga libraries. And there were private booths. These were useful if you rolled out of a club at 3 a.m. but didn't want to hang around two hours until the first trains started. But during the other times of the day and night, these booths were mostly used by patrons to watch porn. The sound ...

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It's a job that apparently one in four Japanese women have some experience of doing, but how well do we know the role of the hostess? Meet Kurumi Hoshino (星野くるみ), who is described as the "number 1 hostess in Japan." The 28-year-old Hoshino is currently based at Club Lalah in Roppongi, where she is the biggest attraction and earner at the club where 50 women are working each night. For 15 minutes, Hoshino talks about her life and work, going from the rural sticks in Kumamoto, toiling away at a local karaoke joint, to earning nearly $1,000 a day in Tokyo. She helpfully starts by ...

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Tenga won't be new to regular readers of this humble blog. Just in case, know that Tenga is the top adult brand in Japan in terms of mainstream exposure, quality, and sophistication of design. It is the only adult brand to have made it big in markets globally and its amazing toys are now sold worldwide, though some are only available in Japan. It has changed over the years, though, and is now a subsidiary of Soft on Demand, affecting the internal freedom -- or so we have heard down the grapevine. Nonetheless, it continues to release great items that continue the sex and masturbation ...

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Girlfriend and boyfriend "rental" services are one of those "wacky Japan" narrative favorites, though they do actually exist. They are also not as crazy or sleazy as they might sound -- after all, if you want someone to date and then sleep with, there are countless prostitution services or "compensated dating" clubs out there. So what's different about this kind of rental service? What do you get for your money? Asian Boss, the awesome YouTube channel behind interviews with porn stars Emiri Okazaki and Taka Kato, tried out one service to demonstrate what it is like. Host (and handsome ...

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If you're into titty fucking (paizuri) as much as us, but sadly don't get the opportunity to do it enough in real life due to the mammary realities of Asian ladies, then you'll be aware of all the awesome breast toys that exist to satisfy these urges. The Poniko's Paizuri Bust Resort Beach de Haramasete! is one of the latest we've tried. It's based on a character from the hentai manga series called Resort Beach de Haramasete! (roughly, Get 'em Pregnant at the Beach) by the doujin circle 20+1, but you don't have to be a fan of the original to enjoy this seriously hefty -- ...

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We all have experience of parents and other relatives poking around in our bedrooms and finding things we'd rather they didn't. In Japan, one of these is frequently an adult manga, porn magazine, or masturbation aid like an onahole toy or Tenga cup. This might well result in red faces for everyone when our masturbation habits are exposed. But we think this is taking things to a whole other level. One young Japanese man's masturbatory aid was not only found by his grandfather, it was then promptly recycled for quite a novel use. The man in question -- sharing the story under his ...

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When our robot masters finally take over, we may simply be slightly annoying side projects that require too much electrical resources. Take a glimpse into the future with this matchmaking service in Japan, which is using pairs of small robots to help couples hit it off. The robots employed, as least in the promotional video, seem to be the RoBoHon miniature robots designed by Tomotaka Takahashi, here in a system developed by Cyber Agent and Sharp. These "robotic cupids" sit on the table with the potential couple. Pre-loaded with profiles and information about their human ...

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Asian Boss, who previously gave us great interviews with former porn stars Emiri Okazaki and Taka Kato, has posted an interview with Yuta Shinohara. Now Yuta might look just like any ordinary Japanese guy, but he's very much not so. In fact, he claims to have dated Lisa, a cockroach. He talks about his unusual companion in the interview, which has not surprisingly drawn a fair amount of shock and disgust from viewers. He openly admits to fantasies about having sex with Lisa, imagining "her" as a super-sized creature or he was miniaturised (like the koonago fetish). It's not just ...

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Christmas is a strange time in Japan: it is celebrated, secularly rather than religiously, and also not in the way you might think. People exchanging gifts? Yes, a bit. Special food? Yes, kind of. But the dishes are largely KFC and strawberry cake. Even the day itself is usually marked on Christmas Eve by couples as a romantic occasion (meaning Christmas is potentially less a time for families than for, well, making families!). That aside, the recent craze for gathering in cosplay costumes on the streets of Shibuya at Halloween and New Year's Eve has also extended to the Christmas season, ...

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