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KabukiloverSep. 16, 2014 - 11:08PM JST
There is a lot of prejudice and hypocrisy surrounding porn actors. Pornography is popular. Porn stars are idolized (to put it discretely). At the same time porn actors are looked down upon, reviled and ostracized. Make a porn film and you are blacklisted out of serious acting and practically any other employment. With pornography primarily aimed at males women porn stars have more options than their male counterparts (at least while they are young). It is not a romantic life. The male porn star interviewed by BBC (cited above) saw his job as only a job and nothing more, except as a low-paying job.
The highly successful porn star Marilyn Chambers advised potential porn actors to avoid the pornographic film industry and "get a day job" instead.
The recent anti-cancer drive by Japanese pornographic stars showed that these women are far from "sluts." The same no doubt might be said for their male counterparts.
The fact is that there would be no pornography if no demand for it existed. Graphic depiction of sex exists as largely pornographic material because of a dreadful morality that is a part of all our lives.
Good luck, I guess, to the porn industry in finding male actors. My sympathies to anyone who goes into it.
Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says
KabukiloverSep. 15, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
A few things. First China is going through a state of hubris thanks to its new riches. After years of oppression and poverty after 1949, the country is strutting its stuff. Japan went through a similar phase. That is part of what this poll represents. But it also I believe represents the leftover dark pessimism of the old days when you did not have to very extraordinary powers to predict misery and be proved right.
If it is of any comfort, China has always been careful in how it picks it's fights, whether with India, Vietnam or the former Soviet Union. Or for that matter with South Korea and the US. It has avoided prolonged and debilitating wars. War with the world's second largest economy would be disaster. The sort of disaster that China has so far avoided.
Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll
KabukiloverSep. 15, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
We have been hearing words to that effect for over two decades. This is invariably followed by mass killings. The result is the Middle East only gets worse. ISIS is the byproduct of essentially US initiated slaughters. One more slaughter is coming up. Then the blowback.
Posted in: Kerry says 'all bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS
KabukiloverSep. 14, 2014 - 11:04AM JST
BBC ran an article on this a while back. Simply the money is not there. Porn is male oriented and so it follows that women get the spotlight and the fringe benefits. The actor interviewed said he was getting $150 a pop. Give the limitation to how regularly a male can rise to the occasion in any give day puts certain financial limits on an actor. One successful. Porn star lamented that men are props in porn films.
I worry more about Bengali tigers. One chooses to be porn actor. Bengali tigers do not choose to Bengali tigers.
KabukiloverSep. 13, 2014 - 08:22PM JST
Guaranteed Iraq War III will only what is terrible in the Middle East worse.
Posted in: U.S. will be ramping up airstrikes soon - in Iraq
KabukiloverSep. 12, 2014 - 09:50PM JST
Longwinded troublemaker. One redemptive act of reason cannot undo the damage this creature did.
Posted in: Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies at 88
KabukiloverSep. 12, 2014 - 11:08AM JST
This is insane. Putin has been instrumental in brokering peace. Now Kiev is willing to make concessions to East Ukraine. What does the EU want at this point? War?
Posted in: Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis
KabukiloverSep. 11, 2014 - 04:21PM JST
Exactly right. The remake of the Hirohito image was in part made in the USA. This started before the war. Hirohito cultivated the image of the well-meaning humanist and it was swallowed by the US diplomatic cocktail party set who later formed FDR's "Japan Crowd." Hirohito was not the "real" enemy during the war. It was Tojo, a powerful cabinet minister but still only a minister. Hirohito must have known about Unit 731 and Japan's atrocities in Asia. He read every document handed him. But the US decided to make him a good guy in order to use him (as it did Shiro Iishi and the Unit 771 folks).
It is possible the war could have ended sooner and A-bombs would not have been used if the US had bombed the imperial palace and with that the Army and Navy headquarters, only a few blocks away.
So here we have it: 24 years of hard work to turn out one more big lie about Japan's wartime past. Seems no one is buying it. Not even the Yomiuri.
Posted in: Official history of Hirohito dodges controversies
KabukiloverSep. 09, 2014 - 10:28AM JST
If the summary is accurate then this is a long winded whitewash of Hirohito's prewar reign. He was far from a helpless monarch. Witness for example how quickly he suppressed the young officers revolt in 1937. Nor was he helpless to stop the attack Pearl Harbor. Several of his ministers opposed the attack, as did his mother. In what can be seen as case study of the consequences of not listening to your mother, he agreed to the attack.
The helpless and peace loving humanist monarch is an international postwar myth. Hirohito was an diligent administrator from the time he was prince regent. When he needed to be ruthless he was. He did cultivate a "humanist" image and a pretense of being above politics while working behind the scenes.
He was very much in control as commander and chief of military operations during the war. This may have been one reason the US did not bomb the imperial palace. Hirohito was a total screw up as a military leader. No matter what, he demanded attacks and no retreats.
Hirohito had but one goal in life. Preserving the monarchy no matter the cost.
Posted in: Japan compiles 12,000-page bio of former Emperor Hirohito
KabukiloverSep. 08, 2014 - 07:20AM JST
This familiar weekly magazine fare. A generalization made on the basis of a few bizarre anecdotes.
When was the last time you saw a see through T shirt on a woman?
Posted in: Tensions surface between middle-aged men, daughters-in law
KabukiloverSep. 08, 2014 - 06:51AM JST
This how pure greed works. Cram as many as you can into economy class and let them fight for an extra half inch of space. This does not improve business or first class. It just makes them less awful than economy. I have found business class and first better on airlines that treat their economy passengers humanly.
After many years of putting with abuse on a certain US airline I switched to a great Asian Airline. Business class seating one thing. Having flight attendants who behave as friends and not prison guards is heaven.
The kind of violence you are seeing in economy class is not going to go away. It will likely sap the very profits the greedy airlines are trying to raise. Diverted flights are money losers. The worst may yet come.
Posted in: 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped
KabukiloverSep. 07, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
Agree. Where is the blog on men who and are chikan? Can we tell them by how they dress? How about whether they are meek or in your face? Do most wear business suits? Is their hair long or short?
One thing is a given. These men have lousy love lives. So either they are the meek and sullen types or the aggressive would be alpha males who thing they are God's gift to women. Guys who do not get it or get it randomly both have lousy love lives. Quite a large selection. Anyone for an illustrated guide?
Posted in: Women who attract 'chikan,' and women who don’t: An illustrated guide
KabukiloverSep. 06, 2014 - 11:03PM JST
"You deserve to be dead," is what she said to the people of Gaza. Now she is the one who is dead.
Posted in: U.S. comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81
KabukiloverSep. 06, 2014 - 12:25PM JST
Other news from Business Insider. The Ukrainian the mainstream "war party" is at an all time low in the polls in polls in the west. Everyone is sick of the civil war. If peace does not hold it will be thanks to NATO and the US. Considering that Russia informally helped broker that peace it is high time to lay of the sanctions.
Posted in: Ukraine ceasefire begins, but U.S. still skeptical
KabukiloverSep. 03, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
The instructor was an idiot for letting this nine year old girl shoot an Uzi. It is a pity he paid for it with his life. Guns are dangerous and an automatic gun like a Uzi is extremely dangerous in hands of an inexperienced person. This was not the girl's fault. I hope this does not ruin her life.
Posted in: Girl who killed instructor at shooting range said Uzi was too much for her
KabukiloverSep. 02, 2014 - 09:00PM JST
That poor three year old. What little life he had was hell. This woman at the very least should be kept away from her children.
Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being thrown against wall by mother
KabukiloverAug. 31, 2014 - 09:21PM JST
It's a silly superstition. I expect it will die off as Japan becomes more urbanized.
Posted in: What do you think about Japanese people's deep interest in blood type and personality?
KabukiloverAug. 28, 2014 - 12:03PM JST
Is anyone truly surprised by this? Abe has shown all the trapping of an amoral ultranationalist who would love to see a second act of Japanese militarist aggression and the end of democracy in this country. Ever heard the expression "reverse course"? I was used in the 60s and 70s in reference to the LDP's reactionary politics. Well, Abe has been putting reverse course into practice with a vengeance. He still too squeamish to actually attend this ceremony for these "martyrs" (read murderous swine) but maybe he will next year, in his "private capacity" of course.
Posted in: Abe sent support message to war criminal memorial service in April
KabukiloverAug. 25, 2014 - 12:22PM JST
The biggest war criminals work for the Israeli state.
Posted in: Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses offensive
KabukiloverAug. 25, 2014 - 10:28AM JST
This is gobbledygook article. Abe requires only a few words. He is a stupid right wing fanatic. Because of this so called Abenomics is rubbish that will only leave Japan worse off than it was.
Posted in: Aides try to temper Abe's security agenda as popularity declines
Sep. 21, 2014 - 11:03AM JST
@Ossan; So some are advocating that because something hasn't been proven the --very strong-- possibility should…
Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution
Sep. 21, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
Free trade is only free when it is FREE. Apples to oranges. America and Canada are…
Posted in: Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits in U.S., Japan, Europe
Sep. 21, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
I don't accept current copyright laws as they were paid for by media corporations and enacted…
Posted in: Online piracy thrives in Internet cloud
Sep. 21, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
@Ashlee: Japan and Korea did not really ever fight a war.
Japan invaded Korea twice in…
Posted in: Abe seeks summit with S Korea's Park
Sep. 21, 2014 - 10:56AM JST
Huge kudos to this guy. Huge kudos. What he shows is selflessness and care and compassion…
Posted in: Longtime anti-suicide crusader patrols cliffs of Tojinbo