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“My pussy (まんこ) is not indecent!” Japanese artist fights sexist obscenity laws

Rokudenashiko is a slightly eccentric artist—this is certainly true. She has written an entire comic book about her obsession with her genitalia with wild surrealistic drawings. In the book, she…

High-Heel Thief Now Cooling His Heels In Lock-Up; Ginza Hostesses Breathe Easy

High-Heel Thief Now Cooling His Heels In Lock-Up; Ginza Hostesses Breathe Easy. Tokyo's best gumshoes catch high-heel stealing thief.

Top 10 “Trendy” Words To Understand 30 Years Of Modern Japan

① Cabaret Club/キャバクラ (1985) ② It's best to have a healthy husband, who is rarely home/亭主元気で留守がいい (1986) ③Sexual Harassment/セクシュアル・ハラスメント 同義語 セクハラ (1988) ④Old guy girl/オヤジギャル (1990)

Prostitution versus “Prostitution” in Japan (REPOSTING)

originally posted on December 18th, 2009 The Japanese law draws the line between legal and illegal sexual services by whether or not the ball makes it into the goal, so…

The Japanese Sex Industry: Finding a job that’s right for you (REPOSTING)

Originally posted as Fuzoku Friday: Finding a Job That’s Right For You on November 20th, 2009 Last week we talked about magazines and websites for fuzoku job hunters, but for those…

The Polaris Project Japan Responds to Mayor Hashimoto: “You’re clueless”

We here at Polaris Project Japan believe that the mistaken belief of the sex industry being either a victimless crime or that those involved have entered by choice (a misconception…

Police Say More Japanese Women Becoming Human Trafficking Victims

The National Police Agency announced recently that there were total of 44 human trafficking cases confirmed by police across Japan in 2012, and a dramatic uptick in the number of domestic…

Sexnomics: Japan’s 100 Billion Dollar Sex Industry And The Pink Zone

If you are an anthropologist, an economic researcher, or simply interested in the seedy side of the sun, than this book is a treasure trove of strange and useful information.…

Crime and Punishment in Japan

“Individually, the Japanese detectives are charming, dedicated, hard working, sincere and very decent, however as an institution, the Japanese police are arrogant and frequently incompetent,” Mr. Parry asserts.

Japan’s Human Trafficking Problems Not Resolved: US State Department

The government has not identified a forced labor victim in Japan in 18 years, despite substantial evidence of abuses against workers in the Industrial Trainee and Technical Internship Program. Japan…