Japan’s 65 and older population is expected to double by 2050, and the number of them who are single is also increasing. Luckily, old people are getting more familiar with something called the internet, and in Japan, a cultural change has happened, and older people can talk about being sexual, which means they need to find people to be sexual with them. In short, they are starting to online date — about 9 percent of Match.com members in Japan are 50 and over. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, we told you about the bikini model whose breasts got her acquitted of property damage. Then on Japanese television, Serena Kozakura proved her 44-inch bust makes one heck of a doggy door stopper. The truth, unlike a good bra, will set you free! [You Tube] Keep reading »
The Girls Next Doorâ€™s Kendra Wilkinson claims getting fake breasts were her â€œbest investmentâ€ and a pin-up girl in Japan couldnâ€™t agree more. Serena Kozakura claims, â€œIt was my breasts that helped me win in court.â€ Last year, the ample-chested bikini model was found guilty of property destruction after a man accused her of jealously kicking in a door when she found him in bed with another woman. Kozakura appealed the case, using her 44-inch bust as her defense, saying that she is too chesty to have crawled through the hole in the door to the house. On Monday, the Tokyo High Court happily examined the evidence and threw out her guilty verdict. Ta-ta-riffic! [Yahoo] Keep reading »
Japan’s “love hotels” aren’t smutty, by-the-hour businesses solely used for forbidden romances. Igyeon Kim, who recently published the book The Evolution of Love Hotels, found that the hotels have diversified due to fierce competition. Here are some of the main trends:
Resort-like: We think this might mean lovely, tranquil settings as opposed to ones with fluorescent lighting and red walls.
Amenity goods: “Women care about their make-up and hairstyle before leaving the hotel,” Japan Today reported.
Gorgeous baths: Because everyone wants to get clean after they get dirty.
Amusement: According to the article, the average stay in a love hotel used to be about two hours. Now, people are staying more than four hours. “This could be because women like to relax after sex,” Japan Today reported. “For this, love hotels recently have added audio facilities such as big-screen TVs, DVD players, video games, etc.,” which seem more for the guy’s use than the woman’s. [Japan Today] Keep reading »
Move over Mystery, thereâ€™s a new dating guru — but instead of a big furry hat over his bald spot, this guyâ€™s got a spiky wig. And Satoshi Fujita claims itâ€™s that very wig that boosted his confidence, like a woman with breast implants, making him a super stud with three self-help dating books, numerous television appearances, and a cult following. At his Pick Up School For Men Who Canâ€™t Get Any in Japan, Fujita teaches the â€œscienceâ€ heâ€™s been researching for 10 years to hundreds of students a month. At $280 bucks a class, he describes his followers as socially awkward geeks who lack a certain je ne sais quoi that gets women in the sack. Fujita teaches these poor guys how to use â€œlaughter, compliments, and magic tricks,â€ to seduce women. No seriously, his gag bag literally includes “flaming wallets, talking ferrets, and animated algae balls.” Keep reading »
Sure, from square watermelons to batteries that run on pee, Japanese culture can seem a little backwards to us Americans. On Valentine’s Day, traditionally, Japanese women give the men they’ve had their eye on chocolates. Then a month later, on White Day, the men have the same opportunity to gift give. While the holiday pairing sounds middle school-style romantic, it doubles the amount of days singles want to die. But luckily, Tokyo-based cosmetics marketers Hime & Company understand that flying solo is hard to do. In addition to sick days and vacation, the sensitive CEO, Miki Hiradate, offers his employees paid leave after bad break ups: up to the age of 24, you get one day a year, 25-30 years of age get two days, 30 and up’s get three days, plus two extra mornings off for everyone to shop away their sorrows! It’s like the man knows we want to curl up and cry while surfing the internet for cute shoes. Keep reading »
“Well, duh,” you’re totally thinking. Of course Brad Pitt is a Hot Piece of Ass. Those four words were practically strung together in his honor. That said, this time we’re not honoring William Bradley Pitt for being a HPOA in life, but in this one particular instance, as the spokesmodel for Edwin Jeans. Say what? Apparently, Brad hocks the brand of denim in Japan, the country where tons of huge name movie stars go to make a cheap buck off product endorsement. Whatever, we suppose ads like these kinda make us question his credibility as an actor, but any judgemental disapproval we feel over his obvious greed that he tries to hide behind enormous billboards in Asia is totally stupified by just how goddamn good he looks in them. [DListed] Keep reading »