Porn Strangles Japanese Mobile Phone Networks


Japan’s much vaunted mobile phone networks are groaning at the seams thanks to the rapid growth of the market for mobile pornography, which now increasingly takes the form of video.

According to mobile phone network operators DoCoMo and KDDI, adoption of “unlimited” internet access plans on their mobile phones (traditionally charged by the packet) has prompted people to download porn whenever they are away from a computer.

“A mobile is far handier than a computer for Internet access – I seldom use a PC outside the office,” confesses one mobile onanist.

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  • Plagus777 commented on March 26, 2010 16:40

    I love this pic.... More

  • janus zeal commented on March 5, 2010 09:09

    Did you read any more then the first sentence?... More

Spice and Wolf II Dated


Spicy wolf Horo is set to return to TV shortly, and the much anticipated second season of economic romance anime Spice and Wolf has finally been firmly dated.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2014 12:50

    You mentally-ill furries may rejoice!... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2014 07:23

    Yes and you're wrong. They have a kid together and run a bath shop called "Spice & Wolf", but Lawrence was actually her first.... More

Aso Vows to Drag NEETs & Hikikomori From Their Rooms


The diet is hearing a proposal which would seek to aggressively eliminate the phenomenon of NEETs and hikikomori shut-ins, forcing them to “participate in society” (earn a taxable income), and seeking to cure them of whatever ill it is which stops them holding a regular job like everyone else.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 15, 2012 07:33

    They allow immigrants, you idiot. The problem is, can you speak Japanese? It looks like you're the racist one.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 19, 2010 22:01

    Humans were originally social animals, perhaps why many people find it uncomfortable that there are people who choose to move away (ie: Hikkikomori). Despite having the freedom of choice, this is not how the system works.... More

25% Porn Tax Due in Italy


Italy is to apply a punitive 25% tax on pornography, ostensibly to support its economic plan to head off recession. What is and is not to be subjected to the tax is to be determined solely by the state.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 15, 2012 11:50

    piece italian government,i'll evade as much as i can... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 15, 2010 23:18

    Good job encouraging piracy, Italy.... More

Otaku Markets 2007: Over $4 billion?


Here is some very interesting market research into the size and growth rates of various otaku related markets in 2007; the data should give you some idea of the scale of the industries in question. Essential reading, in fact:

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  • Anonymous commented on October 29, 2011 02:07

    Donations. Donations for all!... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 27, 2011 16:15

    4 billion?... Now how many scouters will Vegeta crush this time?... More

Hokkaido Plans Cannabis Plantations


As part of an initiative to reinvigorate the local economy, the Hokkaido government is set to establish special areas where cannabis can be grown freely, so as to put fallow fields to work and reduce the need to import.

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  • CraniumC0re commented on December 15, 2008 03:37

    i agree.. due the the nicer the texture the tigher it goes :)... More

  • Resonance commented on August 12, 2008 03:28

    You can't really expect a country like Japan to let up about anything like that in this day and age.... More

Wii Makes Japan’s Richest Man

Yotsuba to Wii (actually this is Miura), from Syokugan

Forbes identifies Japan’s richest man as former Nintendo boss Hiroshi Yamauchi, in their list of the top 40 richest Japanese – naturally his appearance is due largely to the colossal success of the Nintendo Wii. I kept an eye open for anime/manga concerns in the list, but I didn’t see any (unless you count Eva themed pachinko machines); I presume these concerns are all subsumed into big media and publishing groups, and so their founders and bosses are just humdrum media moguls. There are, however, plenty of game related concerns in there.

The list makes interesting reading; leaving aside the numerous internet entrepreneurs, there are some familiar companies contributing their founders and managers: at number 25, we find Enix founder and Final Fantasy kingpin Yasuhiro Fukushima, with just over a billion dollars to his name, at 34 we find Konami founder Kagemasa Kozuki, with $790 million, close on his heels at 36 with $760 million is Sega Sammy boss Hajime Satomi, and Koei founders and Nobunaga’s Ambition creators Keiko and Yoichi Erikawa just squeeze onto the list at 39 with $720 million. Well done to them all.

  • w334b00 commented on December 22, 2010 16:43

    [size=25][b][color=#FF0000]MONEY. C:[/color][/b][/size]... More


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