Looks as though there is now a “godmother” of manga sex in Japan beginning with post-coital

Keiko TakemiyaSeems the controversy of manga has reached the UN where Japan’s sex manga has been brought into question linking sex manga to violent pornography. I guess the only way to appreciate manga is if you are born and raised in Japanese culture which would obviously make one more susceptible¬† to the cultural aspects of this art as the repository of fantasy. Kanji looks like art and art looks like kanji extended to manga makes sense.¬† The critics make the claim sex manga is exploitation, others think it is child pornography. The “godmother” of sex manga here, Keiko Takemiya, say’s she “opened a Pandora’s box” by subscribing to her intent to demonstrate human sexuality in all its diverse and perverted forms through manga.¬† Sounds good to me, after all, who am I to judge culture in Japan. Keiko Takemiya is president of Kyoto Seika University.

Kyoto Seika University is noted for its faculties in manga and anime which explains why Takemiya is the president. The university was chartered relatively recently in 1979 and is involved in the teaching and training of future manga artists. I’ve always wondered though what if any conveyor belt there is between sex manga and the porn industry in Japan that cranks out an estimated 24 films a week knowing that many Japanese girls are manipulated and often forced into pornography. What’s the connection if any to the porn industry and those in it who grew up spending a lot of time reading sex manga? Also, what if any connection is there between the number of young Japanese men disinterested in sex, the falling birth rate in Japan and the sex manga industry?

It’s a bizarre thought but there is actually a labor shortage in Japan’s porn industry with an estimated number of 70 hardcore Japanese males to what some think are around 10,000 Japanese females involved in the industry. A mechanized efficient robotized industry of predictable financial outcomes reduced to the basest of human instincts: sex for a price. Let’s trivialize it with manga. To my way of thinking, if there is a decreasing population in Japan couldn’t the manga industry be a little more creative by developing something along the lines of a manga series related to family issues? Like a series of manga characters consisting of a mom and dad really getting it down in the bedroom making little Japanese babies?
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Source: BBC

The godmother of manga sex in Japan

16 March 2016

Image caption Manga is hugely popular in Japan but critics fear some of it amounts to exploitation

A recent UN report weighed into a debate that provokes intense controversy in Japan, by including manga in a list of content with violent pornography. The BBC’s Yuko Kato went to meet one of Japan’s leading female manga artists, Keiko Takemiya, seen as the woman who opened the floodgates to sexually explicit manga.

Some readers may find some of the sexual details that follow disturbing.

In 1976, when she was only 26 years old, Keiko Takemiya began a comic series that proved to be a ground-breaking moment for Japanese manga. Called Kaze to Kino Uta (The Poem of Wind and Trees), it opens with two naked teenage boys in a 19th Century French boarding school lying on top of each other, post-coital.

The series centres on one of those boys and another new boy. Gilbert, who was abandoned by his parents but raised by his uncle, has experienced rape and incest, and spends his time as a sex toy for the older boys and staff. He then meets Serge, the dark-skinned son of an aristocrat, and the subject of bigotry.

It addressed and broke almost every taboo thinkable when it was published in a weekly girls’ manga magazine.

“In those days everything was opening up. Freedom was in the air… I wanted to explore and write about love without boundaries, love in different kinds of shapes and forms, whether it was between man, woman, child or an old person,” Ms Takemiya says.

Until the early 1970s, popular manga for girls in Japan was mainly about ordinary teenagers finding boyfriends, the trials and tribulations of everyday life. It was a time when a heterosexual kiss between consenting adults in manga was considered racy. Anything more intimate was simply hands held on bed sheets, flickering candles. Burgeoning sexuality was a teenager turning beet red when her hands touched the boy of her dreams.

Ms Takemiya was one of a pioneering group of female artists who made manga a genre many consider now worthy of literary criticism, heavily influenced by Western authors like Herman Hesse, Bram Stoker, Dumas and Dostoyevsky, drawing on their perennial themes of love, hate, life and death.

Please go to the BBC website to read the entire article.

Everything is carefully segregated and stacked with the perceived impression of “cleanup” except inside the reactor

"Holy f--king sh-t look! Everything around here looks cleaned up but the reactor is extremely dangerous leaking radiation."
“Holy f–king sh-t look! Everything around here in Fukushima looks cleaned up and tidy but the reactor is extremely dangerous leaking radiation.”

Everything without exception in Japanese society is meticulously kept clean, organized, managed, cut, placed, swept, sorted, numbered, controlled, regulated, concretized, miniaturized, photographed, weighed, filed, stored, computed, priced, measured, stacked, segregated and Fukushima is no different. Japan is ringed by neatly stacked concrete Tetrapods (see: Japan’s “Great Wall” and the renamed Liberal Democratic Party to the Liberal Concrete Party) to prevent erosion even though for thousands of years there was only negligible erosion along the coast of Japan before the concrete industry showed up connected to politicians. Around the Fukshima region there are now an estimated 10 million one ton each vinyl bags filled with radioactive soil and debris all stacked in perfectly shaped artificial black hills.

At the Fukushima site, there are hundreds of uniformly sized steel drums containing thousands of tons of radioactive tritium-contaminated water. All the thousands of tons of refuse cleaned up around Fukushima has been carefully segregated into piles with wood, steel, plastic containers, glass, plastic, rubber, cables, concrete, stones and soil even including paperclips all meticulously separated into neat tidy piles. Despite all this neat tidiness synonymous with Japan, the ONLY thing that isn’t under control is inside the one reactor container in Fukushima where levels of radiation are so high it is destroying the robots that took two years to design to bring the purging radiation under control.
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Source: Sputnik

TEPCO Bungles Fukushima Cleanup as Defective Robots ‘Killed’ by Radiation

March 16, 2016

The much-maligned Japanese energy company is at it again with another technological failure.

Cleanup efforts at the shuttered and leaking Fukushima nuclear plant hit the skids this week as officials were confronted with a new and unexpected challenge: radiation levels are so high that a particularly damaged reactor cannot be accessed, even by robots.

Governments Fail to Learn Lessons of Fukushima Disaster 5 Years On

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) head of decommissioning, Naohiro Masuda, commented “it is extremely difficult to access the inside of the nuclear plant due to extraordinary levels of radiation.”

TEPCO designed robots with Toshiba to “swim” in radioactive pools to recover containing fuel rods. “It took two years to develop this single-function robot,” according to Masuda.

The Japanese energy giant soon found that their cleanup plan had failed, as robot circuitry was destroyed by the intensely strong radiation.

 

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