…And They Said, “You are More Japanese than Japanese”

Much of what was portrayed was natural preteen behavior, but some scenes were uncompromisingly vulgar-- drawn for the voyeuistic pleasure of men.  In all cases, private parts of both males and females were poorly disguised, though in some fashion blurred or muted.  In some cases vaginas were depicted as voids or black holes. It seemed … Continue reading …And They Said, “You are More Japanese than Japanese”

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One Thing You Must Not Buy (or buy into) in Japan

While many industrialized countries have sex industries most prefer to keep such activities behind the scenes.  Japan doesn't bother  nor or do they mind going below the line.   The line we are talking about here is the reasonable age that most of the modern world has accepted children become adults-- that is 18 years. … Continue reading One Thing You Must Not Buy (or buy into) in Japan

A March on Tokyo in Tokyo?

Apparently, there was a women's march on Washington in Tokyo-- an anti-Trump rally organized by expats with about 600 plus participants including dozens of Japanese nationals.  While I appreciate all of you who were traveling in Japan or are living there on a more permanent basis taking the time out to support your female comrades … Continue reading A March on Tokyo in Tokyo?

The Social Blindness of Anime Fandom

Anime fans around the world hold more power than they might imagine.  They are spending big money and Japan is raking in.  As potential movers and shakers in the world of popular culture, what then should these fans do with their strong influence?  Ask for more and better quality anime? It seems so. Recently I … Continue reading The Social Blindness of Anime Fandom