Soft power: Porn stars Saori Hara and Maria Ozawa among preferred Japanese perversions in China

By on September 23, 2010 under Adult Video,Tabloid News

Shukan Post Oct. 1

Shukan Post Oct. 1

In a special section dedicated to trends in China, weekly tabloid Shukan Post (Oct. 1) explains that while Japan may have recently been surpassed by its Asian neighbor in GDP it is China that still has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to debauchery. One article discusses the porn industry. Let’s take a stab at that, so to speak.

The tabloid explains that it is impossible to measure how much influence the Web has had on the world of AV, or adult video. China is certainly no exception as porn sites are growing exponentially and overtaking the popularity of video tapes and DVDs.

Minetoshi Yasuda, a nonfiction writer, says that while the Chinese Government imposes restrictions there are still numerous ways to cheat with a personal computer. “But law enforcement is not that aggressive,” the writer says. “It is more concerned with monitoring political sites and dealing with issues related to Tiananmen Square. Basically, they are simply pretending to monitor but in fact are not.”

The magazine notes that if one uses a Virtual Private Network (VPN) software client he can process data transfers securely and without detection. As a result, a VPN enables a user to have a similar scope of access to that available in the U.S. and Japan. There are also vendors who download content on behalf of users, typically for an annual fee of about 2,000 yen.

In a country filled with so many restrictions, this technology has something of a liberating effect, Shukan Post says, allowing one the right to speak freely and express opinions openly…and download porn.

“Japanese porn is by far the most popular,” Yasuda continues. “Maria Ozawa and Saori Hara are the top two, with Hotaru Akane also receiving rising support. On April 11, updates on the Twitter networking site” — which is currently blocked in China — “by star Sola Aoi yielded 10,000 Chinese followers, making it a major incident.”

(More specifically, Aoi indicated that she felt sympathy for the victims of this year’s Yushu earthquake in Qinghai Province and would like to assist in raising funds.)

The article also mentions that many sexually-charged events that promote adult wellness and reproduction are held in different regions of China. Tooru Muranishi, a director porn publishing house Soft On Demand, and other Japanese companies in the industry are proactively participating in these promotions.

Japanese AV has also had an impact on the language, specifically upon the writing of kanji characters, which originate from China.

“In China, the rendering of actress is 女演員,” Yasuda explains. “But nowadays when the Japanese version of actress appears (女優), which refers to any type of actress, it specifically means porn actresses to Chinese. Also, yametee (ヤメてー) — an exclamation for ‘please stop’ in a desperate and somewhat provocative way — is a famous phrase in China and those who are familiar with it likely learned it from Japanese AV.”

While Chinese rank Japanese at the top of marriage charts as far as prospective spouses, they also denounce Japan as being small and limited, a nation of face shots, SM play, mature women fetishes and rape fantasies.

You’ve come a long way, baby, Shukan Post just not long enough. (K.N.)

Source: “Ozawa Maria ni Hara Saori! Nihon no joyu dangi ni Hana sakasu,” Shukan Post (Oct. 1, pages 158-159)

Note: Brief extracts from Japanese vernacular media in the public domain that appear here were translated and summarized under the principle of “fair use.” Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the translations. However, we are not responsible for the veracity of their contents. The activities of individuals described herein should not be construed as “typical” behavior of Japanese people nor reflect the intention to portray the country in a negative manner. Our sole aim is to provide examples of various types of reading matter enjoyed by Japanese.

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