Japanese Porn – Or, You’ve Got To Be Kidding

Japan is a funny place.  So much is based on customs and formality.

When and where do you take off your shoes?  What is an appropriate gift to give someone?  Is it proper to cross your legs in public?

Then you trip across Japan’s adult video industry and WHAM!  Everything you thought you knew about the country flies right out the window.  It turns out that the Japanese porn industry is big business.

Did I say big?  I take that back.  The Japanese porn industry is HUGE.  How huge exactly?  The adult video industry is worth over a billion dollars a year.  No kidding.  After all, this is the land of maid cafes where young girls in short costumes bow in submission and greet customers as their “master.”  Vending machines sell not only sex toys, but also high school girls’ used panties.  On the surface, Japan appears to be a very sexually proactive country.  Which makes it all the more interesting to learn that it’s one of the most sexless societies in the industrialized world.

Hey, that’s not my opinion.  It’s based on surveys conducted by organizations ranging from the World Health Organization to Durex, a leading condom-maker.  According to a World Health Organization study, 1 in 4 married couples in Japan have not made love in over a year and thirty-eight percent of couples over age 50 don’t bother with sex at all.  Still another survey found that as many as one-third of all marriages in Japan are sexless.  No wonder there’s been a dramatic plunge in Japan’s birthrate.

So what have the Japanese turned to in place of sex?  You guessed it—porn.  And not just any porn, but what is considered to be some of the most outrageous fetish and niche porn that exists.  In fact, Japanese porn is so specialized that it encompasses dozens of different genres.

There’s “baby play” which goes back to the “baby days” when mom took care of everything.

Then there’s “broken dolls.”  Oy.  This is a medical fetish involving young girls in hospitals covered in casts and splints.  Do I really have to spell it out or can you imagine what happens next?

Let’s just cut to the chases.  There’s bondage porn, rape porn, utensil-rape porn, food-rape porn, frozen-food-rape porn, vomit-enema porn, and Lolita complex porn.  But the fastest growing star on the horizon is “elder porn.”  Yep, that’s right.  Elder porn.  The superstar in this genre is a 76-year old actor who has been featured in such films as Maniac Training of Lolita and Forbidden Elderly Care.

The catch is that Japan’s pornography law prohibits showing male or female genitalia.  It’s covered with a mosaic blur.  You can’t make this stuff up.

So where does Yoshi Kojima fit into all this?  He got his start helping the yakuza smuggle 8mm fully visible hardcore porno films into Japan.  The same skills would prove handy when it came to smuggling butterflies later on.

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