Ever wondered what it's like to do a nude photo shoot? We all love the results but how are those sensual images created? What's the process? How many people are involved? And how much do models earn? Well, the truth is a little more banal than you might expect. Often there aren't even any real locations, just a studio and a minimal crew -- and a model willing to drop their towel for a few hours. A Japanese TV show recently went behind the scenes at a nude photo shoot. Here are some ...

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No sooner than we have posted one article about a Japanese man exposed as a serial molester of women on trains near Tokyo, then along comes another case. A video has appeared online allegedly showing a foreign man in the act of molesting a Japanese woman from behind while riding a train in central Tokyo. The unidentified foreign male, who seem to be in his forties or fifties, is shown seemingly pushing himself up against the buttocks of the woman on a relatively crowded JR Yamanote train. If we understand the context right, the person shooting the video apparently had already ...

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Japan has been experiencing something of a "suppin" boom of late, where it has become popular for women to wear no makeup -- or at least, to present a more natural look, as if they have not put on any makeup. Celebrities like Nozomi Sasaki have also shared images of themselves in "suppin" to demonstrate how amazing they look without the need for cosmetics. Paradoxically this has now led to women using cosmetic products to create the "suppin" look. The suppin boom has spread to such an extent that "suppin cafes" have started to pop up in Japan. Basically these are like maid cafes or girls' ...

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Tokyo Weekender recently published a photo report from a visit to the Orient Industry showroom and an interview with the CEO, Hideo Tsuchiya. As regular and loyal readers will know, Orient Industry is the leading sex doll manufacturer in Japan and whose luxury silicone companions are stunning. Some love doll owners have rented out apartments for them, take them on dates, and develop an intimacy with the life-size figures that goes beyond simply the sexual surrogacy that genital parts made from soft elastomer allow. Tokyo Weekender then spoke directly with Tsuchiya, who is now in his ...

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Some guys are not afraid to get their hands dirty -- or, we should say, their face, lips, and tongue. And this includes Japanese guys: they don't mind giving head. At least, the rapper KOHH doesn't mind going down on his girlfriend, though perhaps that's not surprising, given that he's dating the Japanese fashion model Ayana Miyamoto. We know this because a sex tape has leaked showing KOHH licking the pussy of the 26-year-old Miyamoto as she films the action she's getting with a phone. Unfortunately for the couple, the short sex tape was accidentally uploaded to the model's ...

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The controversial ERO24TV telathon "boob aid" (Oppai Bokin) event took place on December 3rd. Famously it gives regular members of the public the chance to grope porn stars' breasts for a few seconds, with all proceeds going to AIDS-related charitable causes. Here's a preview of what happens. Note how the patrons have to sterilize their hands before they can lay them on the holy vessels of the AV idols' chests. The "boob aid" event has not been without its critics, so much so that it attracted a petition to ban it last year. Thankfully it was not successful and the event is ...

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Halloween in Japan is much more than just trick or treating. It means dressing up skimpy costumes and cosplay outfits, and hanging out in places like Shibuya for hours on October 31st as well as the weekends leading up to Halloween. The popularity of the movement has developed a lot in the past few years, with thousands now descending on Scramble Crossing every year. This makes for a visual feast in terms of costumes, and the best ones often have little to do with a traditional Halloween as we know it in the United States, and more to do with Japanese pop culture, trends, in-jokes, and ...

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Girls just wanna have fun -- and have fun alone if needs be. It's well known that love hotels are sometimes used in lieu of regular accommodation when other hotels are booked up or because the cost is basically the same. There has been a recent spike, for example, among foreign tourists using them (sometimes by accident) as well as businessmen. Does that mean a woman could stay overnight at a love hotel alone? In theory, yes. But would they want to? One Japanese woman recently set out to investigate the merits of such a scenario. She was much more prepared than most: she ...

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We stumbled upon this interview with a customer to a happening bar. Happening bars are the quasi-secret society of Japanese swinger clubs. The establishments force customers to become "members" and carry an entrance fee, which is often quite hefty for men. There is typically a bar and showers. Sometimes they are called a couple kissa, or couple coffee shop, and may cater primarily to couples rather than single men or women. They can take the form of a bar with various private rooms or may be more like a hotel, where guests switch from room to room as the preference takes them. Police ...

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There are more than a few bars and hostess clubs where you can have your drinks poured for you by AV actresses. There is also a new bar in Kabukicho by Weekly Playboy, where patrons are served by famous gravure idols. But until now there hasn't been a bar directly operated by an AV production company. In March, that all changed when a well-known AV maker opened a small girls' bar in Kabukicho. For the uninitiated, a girls' bar is a kind of cheap hostess club, where there is a modest cover charge and the drinks are a bit more expensive than usual. Nikkan Spa recently paid a visit to ...

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