WaiWai: Brainiac bath brothel savior blowing more than bubbles

This article is reproduced from the discontinued, but much loved Mainichi Waiwai column by Ryann Connell. Read more about this at the bottom of this article.

Upper echelons of Japanese society are packed with graduates from Waseda University in Tokyo. So it should hardly come as a surprise that an alum from the classy college is being hailed as the Messiah of the country’s flagging brothels – even though she’s a woman in a man’s world, according to Shukan Shincho (3/4).

Despite a huge, literally in-your-face sex industry (think of bukkake), Japan’s soaplands are the only establishments where carnality means copulation, but the industry has gone flaccid amid fierce competition from other types of services.

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WaiWai: Pot of gold from crock of crap?

This article is reproduced from the discontinued, but much loved Mainichi Waiwai column by Ryann Connell. Read more about this at the bottom of this article.

Drinkable turds have saved the fortunes of troubled Japanese municipalities, according to Weekly Playboy (3/9). Many Japanese municipalities like tiny Tenkawa in a rustic part of Nara Prefecture were hit hard by the London Convention, which bans the dumping of human waste in oceans from July 2007.

But, thanks to Kunihiko Yamamoto, the president of an Osaka water purification company, they can now pooh-pooh their problems with a scatological soda.

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