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Love & Sex

In Tokyo, some Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves “Losers with Women” thought it was a worthy cause enough to march through a busy shopping district in Tokyo on Saturday, bashing the Christian holiday as an evil capitalist ploy that discriminates against single men. Wait.

One of the protestors said:

“In this world,… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Warning: If you are PMSing, do not watch this unless you are ready to impulsively buy a plane ticket to Tokyo like I almost did for the sole purpose of eating all of these Kit Kats.

In stupid America, we only get one flavor: chocolate. Yes there are white and milk chocolate bars,… READ MORE »


News

This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the course of this spring and summer using four different cameras and then paired it with the song “Her Breath” by Arizono Kazuhiro. The end result… READ MORE »


News

You know that mid-afternoon feeling when you’d give anything to be curled up in your bed? Someone’s found a brilliant way to economize on that with pay-by-the-minute beds solely for the purpose of napping. Tokyo’s Nap Cafe Corne was designed for on-the-go upper-middle-class women to take naps in the midst of long, busy days.
For… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

The reasons to visit Tokyo just keep getting more and more bountiful. I can go to the naked robot burlesque restaurant or to Love Joule, a “love and sex bar dedicated to women.” It’s described as a place women “can openly discuss masturbation.” Behind the bar, instead of liquor bottles, are rows of vibrators, lube… READ MORE »


News

Times are looking tough for Tokyo’s cat cafes, where feline aficionados can drop in for tea and some time with a cat.

At most such establishments, it’s the post-work rush that brings in the most cash, with tired and harried professionals dropping by on their way homes to pet and play with the… READ MORE »


galleries

Japanese designer Anrealage is the spirit sister of American sportswear designer Thom Browne. Both play with proportion and shape, and in the process create new forms and bodies. And Anrealage’s designer Kunihiko Morinaga is guided more by architecture than by current fashion trends. She loves Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi most. “I love all of Antoni… READ MORE »


Style

Apparently, “Vogue”-era Madonna is still very in. [Cabaret Aki and Jackal Kuzu for Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets, Tokyo, 10/23/09] … READ MORE »


News

While the recession has wreaked havoc on relationships here, in Japan it’s given a better name to what used to be a naughty profession: hostessing. Hostess clubs are akin to gentlemen’s clubs, only they’re all about non-sexual attention—beautiful women are paid to tend to men’s drinks, light their cigarettes, and laugh at their lame jokes. READ MORE »


News

Men don’t always know how to keep their hands to themselves on crowded, rush-hour subways. In Tokyo, Seibu Holdings—the company that operates their trains—has set up women-only cars to prevent the morning commute from becoming a gropefest. But now, Seibu shareholders are asking the company to designate men-only cars, too. Why? So that women can’t… READ MORE »


News

Zac Efron (Harajuku) lovers greet the star at an airport in Tokyo, where the swine flu scare prompted his fans to proclaim their love for him via fashion statements. Perhaps they read our DIY swine flu mask story? The star was delayed for an hour as doctors checked him for the virus. We think that… READ MORE »


Style

Sexy cop, sexy nurse, sexy school teacher. They’re all very sexy, but nothing tops a good, old-fashioned flight attendant’s outfit! Even ladies melt at the thought of a ’60s pillbox hat and matching suit — so glamorous, like a sky-high Jackie O! Well, just like her classic pearls, stewardess uniforms never go out of style. READ MORE »


Style

Scientists and anti-aging specialists are really into researching the health benefits of drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine, and there seem to be positive advantages, such as discouraging the development of colon cancer and the like. But those benefits come from consuming the beverages in moderation — so, what does bathing in them do? READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »