Japan

World of Thighs


Surprisingly, this is not an online game like “World of Tanks” or “World of Warships” (yet). Instead, it’s a photography exhibition.

Think my sister will want to go with me? 😁

Sadly, not the Nekomimi Era…


With the new emperor’s ascension scheduled for May 1st, the era name has been announced: 令和 (Reiwa).

(and the artists of Pixiv are hard at work designing Reiwa-chan…)

The best part about finding cool stuff online…


…is realizing, “hey, we can go there next month!”.

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Related, I just happened to stumble across Good Samaritan Club, a group of college-student volunteer guides who will work with you to set up a custom tour in exchange for a chance to practice their English; you just need to pay for their tickets and meals. Might come in handy for some of the out-of-the-way places we’re thinking of going. Or just open up some options for my sister to spend a day without me.

Dry Curry is…


Japanese Sloppy Joes. And not in a bad way.

Shōwa versus Heisei


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On February 24th, we find out what comes next; despite the boost it would produce for the Olympics, I suspect it won’t be the Nekomimi era.

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Dear Japan,


I have a solution to this problem:

It does not involve hiring men.

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Yeah, it’s like that…


If you think this looks wholesome…


…clearly you’ve never been in a Japanese video store.

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It’s porn, of course, so the youthful actresses are at least 18. Unfortunately, I can read the description at the bottom of the cover, and it’s basically a rape video (loosely, “‘Sparta’ training camp gang-bang of the flat-chested track team”). If it had just been three pretty young women in and/or out of their bikinis, I’d have been interested. Sadly, the product description on Amazon doesn’t even include their names, so I can’t find out if they’ve done any less-explicit work.

“Need a clue, take a clue,
 got a clue, leave a clue”