The biggest story about Halloween in Japan this year has been Shibuya's attempt to cancel it with an insane police presence, another (unenforceable) ban on drinking in the streets for several days (actually in place since 2019), and large amounts of public money spent on advertising and billboards declaring that street parties and people in costumes are not allowed. They even fenced up poor old Hachiko -- what did he do?! -- in an effort to prevent people gathering in the district. It hasn't stopped people going there, of course, but in lesser numbers and with lower degrees of energy. The ...

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About a year ago, we wrote about SwipeMart, the convenience store set up by dating app Tinder in Shibuya. We included a nice video by Asagi, a dating consultant who specializes in intercultural and interracial relationships. Asagi is herself now married and has a young family with a non-Japanese partner, so you could say that she knows what she's talking about. But she doesn't just give guys advice about how to date Japanese ladies. She also posts other kinds of content, such as this video about an issue that we have frequently covered here on Tokyo Kinky: chikan, or public groping. Though ...

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The recent edition of Feti Fes in Tokyo was a packed event with the usual wide array of fetishes and subcultures. The festival on September 17 had around 100 booths of both individual exhibitors and groups across five floors, showcasing ero-cosplay, debusen, zentai, and much, much more. Many of the women work as freelance porn stars and ero-cosplayers, though various subculture/fetish circles are also at the venue. Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend in person due to other commitments that day, but fortunately DXBeppin-r.com could and has put together a nice photo report with portraits ...

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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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Do Japanese girls want to date Western guys? It's a question that many of our readers probably want to find out. Of course, the answer is: it depends on the girl. But such obvious points aside, what do Japanese women, especially young Japanese women, think about dating non-Japanese man, particularly from Western countries? Fortunately, instead of going out and doing a time-consuming survey ourselves, we found this nice video of street interviews from a few months ago. The interviewer, Takashii, manages to score comments from some fine-looking and very eligible ladies. We're not sure how ...

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The popular South Korean musician DJ Soda has accused fans in Japan of groping her during a set at a music festival in Osaka on Sunday. DJ Soda, who is arguably as much a beauty icon as a music one, took to social media to express her shock at what happened. At the end of her set, the 35-year-old also known as Hwang So-hee ran toward the enthusiastic audience behind a fence to greet and dance with them. At other events, this usually means she waves at fans and dances in front of them for a bit, but fans in Osaka took the proximity as an opportunity to touch DJ Soda. Notably, they ...

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Japanese designers and engineers are famous for their dedication and meticulous approach. It is this mindset that led to innovations like the Prius and Walkman. The same goes for Japanese sex toys too. In the adult industry, while there are a fair few products that are clearly just rushed through the design and manufacturing process to make a quick yen, we never cease to be amazed by the original and striking designs that continue to emerge, month after month. Tenga is, of course, the industry leader when it comes to design. Its sleek and stylish masturbator toys revolutionized the ...

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Twitter. YouTube. TikTok. Instagram. And now Threads. It's a crowded social media landscape and people want to stand out. It has become one of the aphorisms of our times that people will do almost anything for clout. And that includes crazy antics in Japan. Known as p8stie or Mariè online, and claiming to be an independent journalist and dentist, a French woman has claimed she was attacked in the Tobita Shinchi red-light district of Osaka. In Tobita, you get a sense of the bygone Japanese pleasure quarters, with its street full of old establishments with entranceways, in which sit sex ...

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As regular readers will know, Osada Steve is a true rope master who practices the Osada-ryu school of shibari (kinbaku) bondage and is something of a legend in the Japanese BDSM scene. We interviewed Osada-sensei about six months ago to find out more about his amazing career, how he entered the secret world of shibari rope bondage, and his insights on the future of kinbaku. Now he has let us know about a new project he recently launched: a "toy salon" where top-quality Japanese female pleasure items can be tested under the expert guidance of trained counselors. In addition to the various ...

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