This episode deals somewhat with the double standards facing Japanese women in the workforce. Continue reading
“My dream is… to marry Issei.” — The girl in a white dress, a frequent customer of host clubs
Tonight, I watched a fascinating documentary about male hosts and the women who seek these men’s services. I provide excerpts as well as scant commentary in hopes that others will be interested in watching the documentary for themselves.
So I won’t add anything extra to this post nor open it up for comments. If you were thinking about donating to charity organizations to help Japan in its crisis, but still haven’t gotten around to it for some reason, here are some links from a forum I loosely follow:
Those looking to donate via SMS can donate $10 by texting:
You can also just click the links if you want to donate a different amount.
Why are we so fascinated with pain? More importantly, can Japanese media help us answer this question?*
In this post, I explore the similarities between Kiss x Sis and the mother-son incest myths that became all the rage the 1980s.
Reform Without Wasted Draws- The Legend of Koizumi might be my favorite show of the season, even though so far it’s only a five or six minute long OAV. It’s not an especially deep political satire, but I thought I would take a post to enlighten the filthy gaijin in the audience about some of the basic politics of modern Japan. I’ll try to make it interesting even if you’re someone who cares more about cartoons than economics. Continue reading
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, a really big movie just opened last night. You might have heard of it… N…. New…. New Moon? Ah yes, the proud sequel of the mega box office hit Twilight. In honor of this momentous event (is there any doubt New Moon will gross hundreds of millions of dollars domestically?), let’s take a look at the vampire mythos and how one anime re-interpreted it.