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The Science of Condoms – Pornography, Japan, and Beyond

In the past year, we have seen our fair share of headlines on the decline of condom usage, ranging from America and Finland,...

The Google Generation has Weak Google-fu

Some people say the usage of Google can tell you things the user. For example, that Google users are more internet savvy, or...

A Visual History of Sex and Violence

I stumbled upon an amazing picture that basically shows the evolution of man in terms of sex and violence, all the way from...

Japan’s New Prime Minister, and the Shrine to War Criminals

 Meet Yoshihiko Noda, who will officially become “Prime Minister Noda” in three days. I always prefer to stay away from politics here, but...

That’s Just the Way it Goes

Japan being traditional (in terms of its legal system), and sticking to its guns can be seen as a double-edged sword. It’s nice...

Who is Aimi Eguchi?

In 2011, Aimi Eguchi was one of the latest addition to a Japanese girl group with millions of superfans, the AKB48. Each year, fans...

Skeptikai on Twitter

Since I’m constantly told how great Twitter is, I decided to join a week ago. I’m not sure how it will affect my...

Outsiders have it all wrong – Japan is all right

After the destruction from the tsunami and the earthquake shook up the people of Eastern Japan, residents did the unthinkable – nothing. They...

My (animal) Kingdom for a Horse… or bull

Many alternative medicines use parts from various animals, regardless of their actual effectiveness. Animals are also sacrificed for the sake of magic rituals,...

The Orange and Black Market

The illegal trade in wildlife parts is now worth 10 billion dollars a year, making it the third most valuable illegal commodity in...

Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous – Korean Slave Edition

Two years ago to this day, at 15:30, Jang Ja-yeon complained in a phone call with her sister that she was overwhelmed by...

This is how you see Japan

If you are a Westerner, by now you already have a preconceived notion about the culture of Japan. Maybe you don’t know much,...

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