Taipei Transit Turns to JAV

It’s a problem that many American cities have struggled with: How to entice residents to use the cleaner, more affordable, and less stressful public transportation options rather than driving around everywhere in fuel-guzzling high-speed death machines. And it’s a problem Taiwan could have just solved with the help of Japanese AV idol Yui Hatano.

Yui Hatano

The Taipei MRT (or Metro) is one of the most expensive rapid transit systems yet constructed and carries an estimated 1.78 million riders every day. Taipei still remains plagued by traffic congestion, however, so someone at MRT HQ dreamed up a plot to bring more motorists to the train carriages. Given the option of paying their fares on a per-trip basis with tokens or a pre-loaded reusable card for further journeys, more and more Taiwanese are clamoring for the new EasyCards which come in two varieties, one featuring Japanese porn superstar Yui Hatano as an “angel” while the other shows her “devil” guise. Transit card designs – yet another arena in which Asia has us beat.

EasyCard

Igniting controversy both inside and outside of Taiwan, the new EasyCard designs were proven at their Septembr 1st unveiling to be extremely mild, simply showing a coy Hatano posing alternately in white and black outfits. Still, EasyCard announced a revised design after it was found the ‘Angel’ image was previously used as the cover of one of Hatano’s JAV DVD releases.

Hatano herself clarified her intentions, telling media via a statement, “Just because I am an adult video porn star… does it mean that I cannot pay a debt of gratitude to my beloved Taiwan?” EasyCard spokeswoman Lin Hsiao-chi explained the company’s intentions thusly: This set of cards is suitable to put in your wallet and collect. When you look at it, it will cheer you up.”

Yui Hatano @ JAV HD

Mr. Pink’s Weekly Report – August 18th, 2015

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So, man, you like Asian babes? What about brutal bondage sessions and lesbian dominatrixes? Well, lucky for you, Mr. Pink’s has it all this week! Our latest slate of brand new porn site reviews sees JAV HQ and My Cute Asian tackle professional and amateur Asian hotties in totally uncensored style – with more steamy Asian porn to come next week! Also going under the Pink-O-Scope were two of Fetish Network’s finest sites: the hetero takedowns of Sexual Disgrace and unexpected brutality of Strapon Squad’s invasive female dommes. Come back for more next week as Mr. Pink’s examines the rest of Fetish Network and another pair of fine, uncensored Asian porno!

Japanese Vagina Artist Arrested (Again)

Megumi Igarashi
Megumi Igarashi Photograph: Rokude Nashiko and Marie Akatani/AFP/Getty Images

Megumi Igarashi, a Japanese artist keen on exploring taboo images of the human body’s many marvelous forms and functions, has been arrested in Tokyo for the second time after authorities suspected her of sending a url “that shows her plan to create a boat using three-dimensional obscene data to a large number of people”. Igarashi, who works under the name Rokudenashi-ko (“Good-for-nothing Girl”), was arrested on similar charges in July, charges relating to her efforts to raise funds for the production of a 3D-printed kayak made in tribute to her own genitalia.

“I don’t believe my vagina is anything obscene,” Igarashi told the press in July. “I was determined I would never yield to police power.” Her most recent arrest could see Igarashi charged with ‘distributing or holding obscene materials for the purpose of selling’ and facing a 2.5M Yen or USD $21,000 fine and/or up to two years in jail. And all for showing a replica of her genitals to art patrons and audiences who, odds are, either have similar physical makeups or have seen such body parts up close and personal many times before.

Article 175 of Japan’s Criminal Code, written in 1907 and remaining virtually unchanged in its present form, classifies depictions of pubic hair and genitalia as obscenity – hence the ridiculous pixelation of genitals in most Japanese porn – and could prove the undoing of controversial artist Igarashi, who is still being held even after the release of a women’s sex shop proprietor also arrested in connection with the enormously controversial work. Denying her visits from anyone aside from her legal team, Tokyo police appear to be relentless in their pursuit of a conviction, but not necessarily because of any alleged danger the artist’s work might pose to the public. Igarashi’s attorney, Takeshi Sumi admitted that “Since the arrest last time, [Igarashi] has been very vocal in her cartoons and speeches criticizing police. They seem to have arrested her again [her third without being yet indicted] again to safeguard their integrity.” Well, while it sure makes our local police issues seem like the fucking apocalypse in comparison, Megumi Igarashi’s story is one we should treat with the utmost seriousness.

First they came for the 3D-printed vagina kayaks…