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Top tub tips and tattoo taboos at Japanese baths

Top tub tips and tattoo taboos at Japanese baths

There is nothing quite as relaxing as slipping into the warm water at a Japanese hot spring. But as you get ready for tub time, you should be aware of the finer points of public bathing in Japan. Besides leaving your rubber ducky at home, we have compiled a list of key bath tips to ensure the best soak of your life without having to hear someone nag about the “lack of proper bathing manners these days.”

And since one of the more frustrating points of the Japanese bathing experience is a blanket ban on tattoos, we will also provide some context on why exactly your tribal sign tramp stamp is so unwelcome.

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Fans looking for naked Hatsune Miku faced with naked dog instead

Fans looking for naked Hatsune Miku faced with naked dog instead

Hatsune Miku fans eager to order the “Naked Hatsune Miku Love Pillow Cover” were faced with quite an unexpected image on the product’s Amazon JP page!

(This post contains images that may not be safe for work)

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Streaking on the rise in China: nudity for social change?

Streaking on the rise in China: nudity for social change?

Every protest movement draws inspiration from the incubating culture and the desired message. Brazilians have incorporated soccer balls into their recent protests against the cost of holding the World Cup and a lack of public services. Last year, French dairy farmers protested the slumping price of milk by dumping 3.5 million liters of milk near the iconic Mont Saint-Michel. So what are we to make of the recent rise in streaking as social protest in China?

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Popular Japanese website begins cataloging full frontal male nudity in international cinema

Popular Japanese website begins cataloging full frontal male nudity in international cinema

Like many people in Japan, we at RocketNews24 love to check out Naver Matome, a website famous for their compiling of tweets, photos, and comments on a wide range of topics from current events to manga to inspirational quotes.

Recently though, much to everyone’s surprise, they have started compiling a list of films from various parts of the world which all have one thing in common: the depiction of male genitalia.

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Sellers Beware! Put Some Pants on Before Snapping Your Merchandise

Sellers Beware! Put Some Pants on Before Snapping Your Merchandise

Selling your junk online just took on an altogether different meaning.

While we’re probably all aware of how much more enticing auction items that feature photographs are, after seeing this image, those looking for good deal on a computer mouse may have been left wishing they’d taken a chance on an item that lacked a photo.

Coming from a Chinese auction site, the above image shows what at first appears to be a perfectly normal ASUS optical mouse. Boxed! And oh-so-shiny! But wait… what’s that being reflected in the plastic packaging? Oh. Oh dear.

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Don’t Forget Your ‘Wrap Towel’! Our Female Reporter Experiences Japanese Mixed Public Bathing for the First Time

Don’t Forget Your ‘Wrap Towel’! Our Female Reporter Experiences Japanese Mixed Public Bathing for the First Time

When it comes to mixed bathing in public, it is an experience that perhaps most of us are unfamiliar with. In many respects the aspect of unfamiliarity is only just the beginning; acting naturally around not only strangers, but those of the opposite-sex — whilst baring all, no less — is undeniably something that requires great courage! It is with such bravery that our female reporter, Tomoe, entered into a Japanese “konyoku” to experience what all the fuss was about first hand!

“Admittedly, the male bathers’ glances were something that played on my mind a little, however this in itself had its own element of fascination,” admits Tomoe.

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US Sailor Arrested in Yokohama, Admits Peeing on the Floor but Denies Nudity

US Sailor Arrested in Yokohama, Admits Peeing on the Floor but Denies Nudity

A US Navy sailor has been arrested by Japanese police after wandering around naked and urinating in a manga cafe near Yokohama station, Kanagawa prefecture last Friday.

The incident comes just weeks after the US Military imposed a curfew between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. after two soldiers were arrested for the alleged rape of a woman in Okinawa, causing outcry in the Japanese media.

According to reports, the sailor admits that he urinated in the cafe, but absolutely draws the line at the despicable act of stripping off in a public place…

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