Japan's public broadcaster has to appeal to a wide section of the nation with its programming. The show Makaizo no yoru (Crazy Modification Night) is primarily aimed at engineer-type guys who love making and customizing stuff. But did the family-friendly broadcaster sneak a porn subtext into the latest edition? This one featured three teams of male engineers competing to make fast vehicles made partly out of vibrators. It's either a bold approach to modifying and making a vehicle in a wildly original way -- or a very cynical attempt to win views and clicks with a crazy concept. Some ...

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The 25th edition of Japan's largest fetish event, FetiFes, took place on April 28. Certain household responsibilities prevented the Tokyo Kinky team from attending, so we were pleased to find the festival had generously published a huge gallery of pictures from the event (available on the festival website along with galleries from past editions). All the images are taken by officially approved photographers (who are are credited on the gallery page images if you want to know who they are). Unfortunately, they are just a gallery, without captions, so it is hard for us to provide much ...

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The model Yukina Kinoshita continues to pursue an unusual path following her scandal, divorce (after multiple allegations of adultery), and losing her agency. She has released a nude photo book and focused on social media channels like YouTube to keep herself in clover, her celebrity lifestyle apparently unaffected by her complete disappearance from fashion magazine covers. The 36-year-old mother of two, who is currently dating 30-year-old soccer player Hidetoshi Miyuki, is gradually working more in the mainstream media and recently made an appearance on a TV show called Ai no Hyena on the ...

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Q. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? My name is Pickles Bourne, and I am a nightlife ambassador in Tokyo, Japan. I work at a company called Kaku-Butsu, which operates a prostitution shop review website in Japan. At Kaku-Butsu, we created a website for visitors who want sexual services called Japanese HENTAI Girls Collection (JHGC). JHGC offers a concierge service, offering you a personalized selection of companions that fulfills your request. My job is to support tourists and visitors in Japan to experience the best out of what Japan has to offer, especially in terms ...

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Love hotels seem like calm, even deserted places where, depending on the layout of the hotel, you may not see anyone at the reception, let alone the people who get the rooms ready for you. But there's a small army of staff working behind the scenes, with six cleaners for every 20 rooms. Spa! recently spoke with a former love hotel cleaner to hear more about these unsung heroes of convenient pleasure. Matsuda-san (a pseudonym) apparently worked at an unnamed hotel when he was a third-year college student. It wasn't one of the hotels that crowd certain districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku, ...

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For all the constant media brouhaha about people not dating or having sex in Japan, it seems that at least one guy is determined to boost the national average. And challenge the laws about polygamy at the same time. It's a case that's surely not typical and shouldn't be used as a brush to paint all Japanese guys, but what a story it is. As featured in late December on Abema TV (sorry, folks, we missed it at the time), Ryuta Watanabe in Sapporo has four "wives" and three kids, and seems to live happily with them. In fact, 35-year-old Watanabe doesn't even work but is a househusband taking ...

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We usually report on FetiFes after it happens, but this year we wanted to offer a quick preview of the upcoming edition of Japan's largest fetish event. Some of the highlights this year are a pole dancing show, booty-tastic performances by four ladies with lovely butts, a gymnastics show by three porn stars, and a shadow play act by male JAV star Riku Mukai. The upcoming edition of Fetish Festival is the 24th and features booths and attractions over four floors of a building in east Tokyo. We have noticed that the event's English marketing has been seriously ramped up, and we suspect ...

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A new survey has found that a third of unmarried Japanese adults in their twenties, thirties, and forties have never been in a relationship. As reported by Kyodo News: At 34.1 percent, the ratio of single men and women who have never had a romantic relationship was at a record high since Recruit Holdings Co., a staffing service group, began conducting surveys on people's views on marriage in 2017. The figure of 25.6 percent for people not seeking marriage nearly matches the finding in last year's gender equality survey by the Japanese government, which has been struggling to deal with the ...

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Politicians in the Kanagawa assembly were recently filmed by the media sleeping on the job. Over several days, FNN's cameras spotted multiple lawmakers having a nap during sessions of the assembly, instead of doing the job the public elects (and pays) them to do. Plus ├ža change. We could fill this blog with examples of politicos sleeping on the job. But the cameras also spotted one lawmaker doing something a bit more cheeky. Yusuke Terasaki of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan was observed using his computer to look up non-work-related matters. In fact, he was planning his ...

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It can be an eye-opening, not to mention obviously voyeuristic, experience to wander in a love hotel district in a Japanese city. Though it's bad form to stare too much, you do get to see couples bustling in and out of the hotels, sometimes romantically, sometimes brazenly, and sometimes surreptitiously, afraid they might get caught. Walking in, people have a spring in their step (especially the guys), no doubt anticipating what's to come (no pun intended). When they walk out, there's a certain swagger that you can detect in the gait, a kind of pipes-are-empty satisfaction from the guys and ...

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