Tokyo: Gay Bars, Gundam Cafes, and Sex Toys

On Saturday and Sunday, I went into central Tokyo. I actually go into the city proper only rarely because it's too expensive. It costs about $2-$3 every time you ride a train or subway (even if you only ride it one stop), a cup of coffee will set you back about $5, and given that today (Monday) is a national holiday,… » 11/03/13 9:30pm 11/03/13 9:30pm

So What If People in the Future Stop Sexing Each Other?

The title of a recent Guardian article about the technological/cultural atomism and alienation keeping many 20-something Japanese men and women from engaging in intimate, romantic relationships is suitably provocative: “Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?” Well, reader? Were you even aware that young… » 10/20/13 1:30pm 10/20/13 1:30pm