This story has been bubbling away for a few days and it's finally time to write it up here. The former figure skater Miki Ando has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with her 16-year-old male protégé after a tabloid snapped them out together on a date. The 36-year-old Ando, a two-time former world champion, famously left the figure skating world in the early 2010s to raise her child as a single mom and, despite intense media speculation, never named the father. (It is rumored to be a foreign skater or coach.) Bunshun published allegations on June 26 that Ando was ...

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Attractive female sports athletes are a universal thing, of course, and such women can earn big bucks for sponsorship and modeling. But there's a kind of culture in Japan of such female athletes of going the extra mile (especially if they are retired or not necessarily at the top of their field). And so you get lots of nude photo books by female athletes, from wrestlers to boxers, gymnasts, and swimmers. The figure skater Mai Asada has pursued a lucrative side line in gravure, while the swimmer Miku Kojima and snowboarder Mero Imai went from nude shoots into porn. The golfer Minase Ozawa ...

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We've written in praise before about sporty and muscular Japanese women, from actual athletes to nubile gymnasts. So we were pleased to hear (perhaps rather belatedly) about this trend among women in South Korea for geongangmi, or "healthy beauty," which has led more women to embrace a larger, muscular physique over the slim and slender look that dominates the mainstream. Korean female bodybuilders are not new, of course, but this is a more mainstream look that celebrities have promoted, such as pop star Hyolyn and popular actor and boxer Lee Si-young. Traits included a strong tan and ...

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While we're getting excited about TikToker Unpai's porn debut and gravure idol Kyouka's nude photo book, other developments can slip under our radar. Aina Misaki (岬愛奈) was not a gradol we weren't so familiar with before but we are now, since she's upped the ante by stripping nude for the first time. The 26-year-old Nagano native debuted in the gravure industry in 2017 and has now released a nude photo book and accompanying DVD. We initially wrote about her last year when the photo book, "All Aina," was announced and first preview images appeared. We are pleased to share more. Her ...

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In August last year, we wrote about a stunning nude shoot featuring former Olympic swimmer Miku Kojima (小嶋美紅). That seriously whetted our appetites, of course, and we were expecting what has now been confirmed: Kojima has made her porn debut. The one-time Olympic swimmer for Japan appears in a release from Soft on Demand, out from February 23 domestically. As is common, the 21-year-old has adopted a performer name: Saki Shinkai (新海咲). Also as is common for such a debut, the SOD Star production (code not yet announced) is a clear nod at her past (and appeal) with a ...

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Golf has long been big in Japan, though it's still mainly a man's sport. The recent rise of female golfers have leveled the playing field somewhat -- not to mention made stars (and sex symbols) of certain players like Hinako Shibuno. Following swiftly on from the sexy shoot by fellow golfer (and thirtysomething jukujo) Makoto Takemura, 22-year-old Sumire Noda (野田すみれ) has recently posed for lavish gravure shoots that really show off her incredible body. Born in Tokyo in 1999, the comely Sumire has been playing golf since age three. She represented Japan at the World Junior Golf ...

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Japanese female golfer Makoto Takemura (竹村真琴) has posed for a gravure shoot. The 31-year-old, who has been professional since 2009, put down her clubs for a session with Shukan Post, a weekly tabloid. The shoot was done at the beach town of Kujukuri in Chiba. It was her first bikini and lingerie shoot, though various Japanese female sports athletes have made the move into gravure and nude photography. Recent examples include an Olympic swimmer. Because she's also in her thirties, Makoto Takemura also qualifies as an alluring jukujo. After all, you can tell she knows how to grip a ...

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We recently blogged about an awesome Olympic sports-themed nude photo shoot by several Japanese porn stars. Now comes the welcome news that former swimmer Miku Kojima (小嶋美紅) has posed fully nude for a photo book. while a teenager, Kojima formerly represented Japan in swimming in such competitions as the 100-meter relay and 200-meter medley. She took part in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, forming part of the team that won a bronze medal in the 400-meter mixed medley relay, but was not able to channel her ambitions further to the 2020/21 Olympics held in her ...

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While much of the nation is glued to their TV screens watching the annual summer baseball tournament that is Koshien, we bring you another piece of baseball-themed gravure news. No, it's not about batter-model-hottie Ami Imamura. Nor is it about baseball stadium beer girl who, we now know, is actually a porn star. It's Aina Misaki (岬愛奈), the gravure idol who made her debut in 2017 and has steadily released six DVDs until now. She also works as a grid girl at motor races. The Nagano native is a former team manager at a school that competes in the Koshien tournament. Inevitably, this ...

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While the Tokyo Olympics enters its second week, the athletes are apparently not having sex in the Olympics Village. But that is certainly not the case for Japanese porn stars, who are kept busy in a prodigious industry that pumps out thousands of new releases each year. In a recent photo shoot, five top Japanese adult video stars posed nude for a "naked Olympics" in which they showed off their athletic prowess (as well as their lovely bodies). Here is Ayaka Mochizuki doing karate. The flexible Rui Minagawa displays her gymnastics abilities. This is Emily (Hikari Sakuraba, Ellen ...

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