December 4, 2012

"Tomorrow I’ll be on the S__ line departing at such and such a time, in car number X. Please fondle me."

Investigative journalism from Japan.

18 comments:

Shouting Thomas said...

Could just as well be a craigslist's "casual encounters" ad.

Fun reading.

I'd bet 75% of the ads are scams. A good way to get set up for a mugging.

EDH said...

"Lip my stockings?"

If you've seen "Lost in Tranlsation" (a fantastic flick, I must say), you'll probably know the third "star" of the movie is none other than Japan itself, in all its inscrutable weirdness. Japan is invariably portrayed as a kind of mildly threatening pastiche of Western pop-culture detritus, somehow regurgitated from some giant sumo media mixmaster to yield a garish, ridiculous, oddly addictive, and thoroughly foreign post-modern hellscape.

edutcher said...

Sounds like a letter to Penthouse.

mccullough said...

Perfumed blokes on the Ginza line

Kevin said...

I'm skeptical too but, you know... Japan.

rastajenk said...

I wonder how Chick-fil-A's ads play in Japan.

William said...

I'd feel less culture shock in Japan than in a Sharia land. The Japanese seem to have all kinds of weird perversions, but there's something to be said for weird, perverted sex. It certainly adds another dimension to subway travel....There's less to be feared in sexual expressoin than in sexual repression. The concept of throwing acid in a young girl's face is evil beyond anything in Kraft-Ebbing.

bagoh20 said...

Another reason to oppose high speed rail - what's the hurry?

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Crunchy Frog said...

Another reason to oppose high speed rail - what's the hurry?

But what about all those thousands of poor people that have to commute from Bakersfield to Merced? Huh?

What about the children?

WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA????

Sam L. said...

I tried to watch Lost In Translation. Gave up about an hour in.

traditionalguy said...

Is it Nature, Nurture or Geisha Coffee? The Nippon women are being nipped on in crowds.

Smilin' Jack said...

I'm pretty sure the women who want to be groped are not the ones anyone would actually want to grope.

David said...

Don't try this at home--meaning the USA.

Amartel said...

"Journalist" interviews another journalist ("unnamed veteran writer" reporting on pink film trade which is full of "whimsical male fantasies about train molestation of women) who has hearsay reports of actual women placing ads for train molestation and concludes that "these gals appear to be the real thing."

Hearsay reports from non-credible fanboy journalist confirming fan boy fantasies taken as true.

Conclusion: Japanese investigative journalism not so unlike US investigative journalism.

dbp said...

Above skepticism noted: Still, it is more interesting to imagine that there are actually attractive and lonely Japanese women who just want to reminded of what it is like feel desireable.

Col Mustard said...

Ah... trains in Tokyo. Give me the Yamanote line over the Ginza, any day!

Col Mustard said...

Ah... trains in Tokyo. Give me the Yamanote line over the Ginza, any day!