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Cultural Exchange: A (male) porn star at 76
Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/6/2011 | John M. Glionna

Posted on 03/05/2011 9:23:01 AM PST by llevrok

Reporting from Tokyo — At the seemingly fragile age of 76, his story is the stuff of Hollywood legend (Well, maybe the seamier side of the San Fernando Valley), a tale made more outlandish because it happened to a buttoned-down salary man in hyper-conservative Japan.

For years, a Tokyo grandfather kept a dirty little secret from his family. Longtime travel agent Shigeo Tokuda, who resembles countless older men who ride the Tokyo subway each day, admitted to his wife and daughter that he sometimes performed cameos in small-budget films.

But what this senior citizen didn't say was that those scenes, often staged in would-be retirement homes, involved getting naked with actresses young enough to be his granddaughter. Since he was "discovered" in 1996, Tokuda has emerged as a major player in Japan's emerging adult movie genre known as "elder porn." He says he has appeared in more than 350 films such as "Prohibited Nursing" and "Maniac Training of Lolitas." In these scripts, Tokuda always gets the girl.

(snip) . "It's not that I'm proud, but it feels nice to be useful," he says. "My wife is glad that at my age I've still got someplace to go."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: actresses; adult; grandfather; hollywood; homes; japan; legend; movie; napl; porn; retirement; subway; tokyo; travelagent
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As you age, it is important to keep your joints loose.
1 posted on 03/05/2011 9:23:03 AM PST by llevrok
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To: llevrok

Japan is hyper-conservative???


2 posted on 03/05/2011 9:23:57 AM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: llevrok

They’re into some weird stuff in japan


3 posted on 03/05/2011 9:25:51 AM PST by youngidiot (I'm on a drug. And that drug is Charlie Sheen.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Manners, yes.


4 posted on 03/05/2011 9:26:17 AM PST by llevrok (SEIU? STFU.)
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To: llevrok

"I'll guess,...starring Hugh Dragitall"

5 posted on 03/05/2011 9:28:44 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Michael Barnes

Yes, they’re hyper-conservative about many things, but not all things. When it comes to sex and even bodily functions, they’re very strange.


6 posted on 03/05/2011 9:31:14 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: llevrok

Dishonorable sister movies.


7 posted on 03/05/2011 9:31:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: llevrok

BFL


8 posted on 03/05/2011 9:35:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: llevrok

I read about him in a Cracked article a while back.


9 posted on 03/05/2011 9:39:33 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: llevrok

This would only work in a society where pixelation is the law.


10 posted on 03/05/2011 9:40:40 AM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: llevrok

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


11 posted on 03/05/2011 9:50:31 AM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: peggybac

Ahh. Isn’t it heartwarming. The legitimization of the whoring industry.


12 posted on 03/05/2011 9:54:45 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: llevrok

Its good to know that Bill Clinton will still have a shot at fame and stealing the scene in years to come LOL!!!


13 posted on 03/05/2011 9:58:29 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: llevrok
"My wife is glad that at my age I've still got someplace to go."

Seriously, she's glad he has "someplace to go"? I'm not sure that my reaction to learning my husband had been banging girls younger than our daughter would be happy he wasn't just hanging around the house.

14 posted on 03/05/2011 9:58:51 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: llevrok; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
At his age everything is stiff.


15 posted on 03/05/2011 9:59:18 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: llevrok

EWWWW:

“Recently, Tokuda sat down at the offices of an adult film company to discuss life as one of Japan’s most veteran porn stars. Dressed in a blazer and casual shirt, he’s a slight man — about 5-foot-3, 140 pounds — who wears dentures and has a small but meandering Mikhail Gorbachev-type scar atop his balding head.”


16 posted on 03/05/2011 9:59:52 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: llevrok

Confession
An elderly man walks into a confessional. The following conversation ensues:

Man: ‘I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college girls, hitch-hiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times.’

Priest: ‘Are you sorry for your sins?’

Man: ‘What sins?’

Priest: ‘What kind of a Catholic are you?’

Man: ‘I’m Jewish’

Priest: ‘Why are you telling me all this?’

Man: ‘I’m 92 years old. I’m telling everybody!’


17 posted on 03/05/2011 10:00:50 AM PST by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Your comment reminded me of Charlie Sheen thinking he is a rock star because he has “professionals” to sleep with, when all of us know he’s such a putz he has to PAY someone to do it. When he is totally broke someone is going to actually tell all about little charlie...


18 posted on 03/05/2011 10:01:58 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: youngidiot; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
They’re into some weird stuff in japan

Understatement of the day! The various social repressions/supressions from old Japan have resulted in extremely bizarre subcultures in modern Japan.

日本*ピング* (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

19 posted on 03/05/2011 10:06:03 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Except that.


20 posted on 03/05/2011 10:07:09 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows
IIRC I saw this guy in...

"Mount Fuji"

21 posted on 03/05/2011 10:07:25 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

IIRC I saw this guy in... “Mount Fuji”

I give up. Who played Fuji?


22 posted on 03/05/2011 10:15:04 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: DTogo

How well organized are angry mother brigades over there? I have a vague idea of those some of the gross out “subcultures”.


23 posted on 03/05/2011 10:15:50 AM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: TheOldLady
Smiley - Rimshot
24 posted on 03/05/2011 10:35:23 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Mandingo Conservative

hahahahahahahaaha


25 posted on 03/05/2011 11:27:14 AM PST by MattinNJ (Will a hero rise in 2012? Yes. Col. Allen West was here all along.)
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To: llevrok; sit-rep; humblegunner; Eaker; shibumi; Squantos

Well, I guess there’s still hope for us to make it in pictures!


26 posted on 03/05/2011 1:37:41 PM PST by Larry Lucido (The "examiner" is the Typhoid Mary of blogs. Crank up the antivirus and visit at your own risk!)
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To: Larry Lucido
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fYfdlKIon4

Bom Chicka Wah Waaah !....

私が付いているねじれた性を有したいと思うか。

27 posted on 03/05/2011 2:21:35 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“he says. “My wife is glad that at my age I’ve still got someplace to go.””

Texas girl, I about split my sides laughing when I read that!

He makes it sound as though his wife is relieved at his absence.


28 posted on 03/05/2011 3:41:47 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: llevrok

This is the first time I’m hearing of this, but I’m not surprised.

The first two things that leap to mind are:

1. This would appeal to some Japanese men, even middle aged, because it harkens back to the (largely illusory) “Tenkoku” days of absolute power, when an elderly bushi could behave like this so long as he had the military power to compel obedience.

Over 90% of the people, of course, lived in jigoku, not tenkoku, but every sarariman seems to assume that he would have been among the privileged rather than the oppressed. (See “Peasants, Rebels, & Outcasts,” Mikiso Hane, Pantheon, 1982)

2. I think there is a special frisson to rebelling against the “foreign” influence of feminism, which seems to regard too great an age difference between lovers—or even spouses—as a foul perversion and a crime against the dignity of womankind.

The Japanese have a history that stretches back to Perry of being told that one or the other of their traditional practices is unacceptable and must stop. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if there were a current of rebellion against this absolute prohibition on the traditional practice of elderly men having a young woman to comfort them as they descend into the grave.

My religion doesn’t allow for it, so please don’t assume that I am condoning it.


29 posted on 03/05/2011 4:41:23 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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Bom Chicka Wah Waaah !....

Bet you have the whole collection!

30 posted on 03/05/2011 6:04:37 PM PST by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: llevrok
"My wife is glad that at my age I've still got someplace to go."

I think he got the last word wrong.
31 posted on 03/05/2011 6:14:36 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Michael Barnes
Japan is hyper-conservative???

High levels of shame does not equal hyper-conservative.
32 posted on 03/05/2011 6:18:00 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Larry Lucido

Nahhh, you’re not old enough yet. ;D


33 posted on 03/05/2011 6:31:37 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Froggie sez water nice and warm)
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To: SatinDoll

“He makes it sound as though his wife is relieved at his absence.”

Back in the 1980s, I remember talk about the perfect husband being healthy, employed by a big company, and on extended assignment to someplace far, far away.


34 posted on 03/05/2011 7:30:07 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Eaker

LMAO !

...Yep......animal husbandry 101 was not an elective for us ranchers....:o)

Stay safe buddy !


35 posted on 03/05/2011 7:34:09 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: dsc
.....the traditional practice of elderly men having a young woman to comfort them as they descend into the grave.

One of my Japanese business friends used to call that rasto spurto. Not speaking Japanese, I can not translate what that means (smile).

They are an amusing and curious bunch to gai-jins like me.

36 posted on 03/05/2011 8:30:23 PM PST by llevrok (SEIU? STFU.)
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To: SatinDoll

Ditto!


37 posted on 03/05/2011 8:36:16 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: dsc; All

“on the traditional practice of elderly men having a young woman to comfort them as they descend into the grave.”

What, you think this behavior is exclusive to Japan?

http://forladiesbyladies.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/anna-nicole-smith-and-howard-marshall.jpg

http://turbo.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2010/04/hugh-hefner_crystal-harris.jpg


38 posted on 03/05/2011 11:02:43 PM PST by Strk321
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To: youngidiot

Totally. Heck, child porn is practically legal there.

Anyway, must keep these old guys alive doing movies about screwing nurses. And incidentally, Japan has a very low rate of Alzheimer’s Disease probably because of their seafood-rich diet.


39 posted on 03/05/2011 11:10:45 PM PST by Strk321
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To: llevrok
"My wife worried about my health. She said I was getting old and that this work must be difficult on me physically."

Not quite the reaction I would expect from my Japanese wife, but maybe she will see things different in 30 years.

40 posted on 03/05/2011 11:55:56 PM PST by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

You and I have the same reaction to this story.

However, their culture is very different in the area of gender relationships.

They think kind of like the guy who said, “Winning!”


41 posted on 03/06/2011 12:05:02 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not necessarily...;o)


42 posted on 03/06/2011 12:05:42 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: TheOldLady; dixiechick2000

I’m an optimist.


43 posted on 03/06/2011 12:19:43 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; TheOldLady

Men tend to be that way about certain subjects. ;o)


44 posted on 03/06/2011 12:22:43 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: Strk321

“What, you think this behavior is exclusive to Japan?”

1. I didn’t say it was; and

2. Neither of those hosehounds is anywhere near “young” by Japanese standards.


45 posted on 03/06/2011 2:51:06 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


46 posted on 03/06/2011 2:56:36 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: dixiechick2000; Slings and Arrows

There’s not a thing wrong with keeping your enthusiasm up, especially when some other things don’t go your way.


47 posted on 03/06/2011 2:56:46 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Strk321
They seem to have a fascination with octopuses. And having their women dress like prepubescent school children is sick. Buying used panties from vending machines, eating raw fish off of a naked woman, the list goes on and on.
48 posted on 03/06/2011 7:38:13 AM PST by youngidiot (Selling cantaloupe door to door isn't really a job.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Haha - oh Dixie, Saturday Night Live had a great bunch of jokes about charliesheen last night - they were discussing his “winning!” comments....and said the big winners of the week were parents of porn stars NOT living with charliesheen! lol they also said the loser of the week was the word winning because now it has an entirely different meaning.


49 posted on 03/06/2011 7:42:44 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: TheOldLady; dixiechick2000

Run it up the flagpole and we’ll see who salutes.


50 posted on 03/06/2011 8:53:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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