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Tokyo Porn Capital of the World

January 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Interesting BBC Report on the porn industry in Japan and targeting the women fanbase as the next frontier.

AV star Anri Okita is interviewed at the 3:31 mark. Surprised that 40% of her fans are women.

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Tags: Culture · Entertainment · TV & Movie

Know Your Yokai

November 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Man, do I ever love this! If you haven’t seen the Yokai Monster movies or even Miike’s Great Yokai War, you should check those out after watching this video.

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Tags: Culture · Education & how to · Monsters & Kaiju

Chicago Japan Festival 2014

June 7th, 2014 · No Comments

The 2014 Japan Fest kicks off today at 10AM at Forest View Educational Center near Mitsuwa Marketplace. Glad to see it back at this venue. Very fun event with someone for everyone.

Visit the Japan Festival site for more information.

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Tags: Culture · Events · Music & Dance · Summer

Life of a Hostess in Japan

May 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Meet the Japanese women who work as a hostess in men’s clubs.

Flirt with me from GlobalPost on Vimeo.
Originally seen here at GlobalPost.com: Meet the beautiful, melancholy women paid to flirt in Japan - worth the short read.

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Tags: Culture · Nightlife & Clubs · People

Net Cafe Tokyo Refugees

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Meant to post this trailer a while ago… very interesting concept considering the context. Homeless young people taking refugee in net cafes because they have no place to go. But can no longer stay there. I definitely want to see this.

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Tags: Commercial · Culture · TV & Movie

Japanese Love Industry from Vice

October 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Vice.com has an interesting post + video on the sex trade in Japan. Worth a look:

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Tags: Culture · Fashion & Trend · People

Koto Stringed Instrument Performance

May 13th, 2013 · No Comments

After viewing Ozu’s silent film An Inn in Tokyo with a live accompaniment over the past weekend, my interest in traditional Japanese stringed instruments is renewed. Here’s one such performance on the Koto ~ ???.

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Tags: Culture · Live Performance · Music & Dance

Queue for Soccer Game in Japan

February 10th, 2013 · No Comments

OK, I have policy to not post videos shot on a phone in vertical mode. But this one is kinda interesting and hit the wires on Friday. Check out the queue system at this soccer game.

Probably could only happen in Japan. Another reason why I love that country.
Credit to boingboing for this post: Japanese queue [...]

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Tags: Culture · Sports

Japanese are Terrible: Setsubun

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Ah the annual bean-throwing ceremony, Setsubun. Also known as “let’s scare these young children who have no idea what this even means until they cry uncontrollably” ceremony.

Thanks Sandrajapandra!

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Tags: Culture · Holiday · People · Spring

Christmas equals Kentucky

December 24th, 2011 · No Comments

As it’s commonly known in Japan that for traditional Christmas dinners, most people choose chicken. KFC, being the biggest purveyor of chicken on-the-go in Japan, does some bang up business during the holiday. Check out the queue in this video…

Can you imagine people lining up for KFC in the United States… ever?

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Tags: Culture · Food & Restaurants · Holiday