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Porn industry enjoys good sales despite recession

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At the end of December, there was a gathering of young sexy girls at the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho. Just as many other companies were having year-end parties, this, too, was a year-end party held by a company that produces porn movies.

Insiders say the porn industry is enjoying steady growth despite the economic downturn.

“Prizes for bingo games at the party included travel tickets abroad. A cooking demonstration featuring tuna worth a few million yen was also held. Some top porn actresses, who are affiliated with the company, were given bonuses from half a million to 1 million yen. Everybody enjoyed the party," said one attendee.

Another guest at the party said, “I have never seen such a lavish party. It's so conspicuous, considering everybody else is cutting back on entertainment because of the recession.”

Some people might imagine that a porn producer throws a racy party, but that wasn't the case, said the guest. “I was expecting something sexy, but it wasn't like that at all. Rather, it was more entertaining with singers.”

Porn industry workers say the company, which invited 800 guests to the party, had its best year ever in terms of sales, thanks to its roster of popular porn actresses. No matter how bad the economy gets, there will always be a demand for their products, they say. (Translated by Taro Fujimoto)

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tuna worth a few million yen

Plenty of maguro on display!

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Oh yeah! Now just get rid of the mosaic and they will get my money too.

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They only went to an expensive restaurant because they've been blacklisted at McDonalds.

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Porn makes the world go 'round!

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Strewth, that's disgusting, why does people watch that filth.

When i was a nipper, if you had pornography the police would come round and lock you up, too bleeding right.

These people partying away is sick, bloody perverted i reckon.

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AlfGarnett: very funny rip on the idiot God-botherers, mate!

I'm just worried when those a-holes start interfering with the Internet, which has been driven in large part by the porn industry.

You'll never appreciate the freedom you have until jerks like that take it away. Then it's usually too late.

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Another one for the list of jobs that are recession-proof.

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And yet the porn companies in the US are looking for government handouts...

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To paraphrase Lux Luther's dad, "Son, stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse. People are no damn good, but they will always need porn and they'll pay through the nose to get it!"

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porn is not porn unless it is shown to people at the right age. as long as your in accordance with the law, that is not pornography.

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porn is not porn unless it is shown to people at the right age. as long as your in accordance with the law, that is not pornography.

Opinions on porn seem to get more bizarre all the time.

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I believe this is not good for this country, ever ! Next generation must be a problem

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"A cooking demonstration featuring tuna worth a few million yen was also held. Some top porn actresses, who are affiliated with the company, were given bonuses from half a million to 1 million yen."

This quote is pregnant with possibilities as Altria recognizes.

meiwaku wrote:

"Oh yeah! Now just get rid of the mosaic and they will get my money too."

No worries, man, just look around the Internet. The uncensored stuff is everywhere.

The porn industry is recession-proof, and this most certainly holds true for the biz in Japan.

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I'm glad to be contributing to the economy.

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There are two things in this world for which people will always pay money -- food and sex.

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There are two things in this world for which people will always pay money -- food and sex.

And there are plenty of j-films that manage to combine both!

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Sex and Money, Sex and Money.

The two always seem to go together don't they? Heck, my wife and I argue all the time over sex and money.

She charges me way to much.

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The Japanese porn industry must be grateful that Japan as a whole has such a poor understanding of the internet, because why would anyone in their right mind ever pay for porn? Use bit torrent and join the 21st century.

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They only went to an expensive restaurant because they've been blacklisted at McDonalds.

Good one, Altria. They should call the film "Blackballed at Makudo."

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Porn and boose will always sell especially when everything else sucks.

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Sounds like an interesting party.

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...so porn sells better is a bad economy! Sounds like "esteem" issues.

Everyone likes to escape from reality when the chips are down! I do it with anime!

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Mr. Taro Fujimoto, where are the pictures?

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the oldest profession will never suffer recession, depression or regression. as the new old saying goes: "sex sells like hot cakes".

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"sex sells like hot cakes". No, I think the saying is that sex sells like hot buns.

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low class become high class. Anyway... yep, live fast die young. At least just a few make it out alive and happy in the US.

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drugs. I hear they do alotta X.. anyway low class to high class for one night

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And there you have it in a nutshell, the answer to JT's question, what jobs can beat the recession? Off with your clothes everyone, and get those cameras rolling!

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the party is called "The Japanese AVGP (Adult Video Gran Prix)". it's basically the japanese equivalent of the AVN awards ceremony.

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If porn (or human interest to sex) were so suscepitible to recession I think we human beings wouldn't be here today.

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Sick sick sick. Another story that illustrates that Japan is a sick country.

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Porn has its place.

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better making porn than making war

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Hah - the US porn industry needs to take lessons from the Japanese porn industry. The US porn industry asked for federal funds from the TARP program here.

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If you can't afford a soapland or delivery health I guess Rosie Palm is the next best thing. But did the US porn industry really ask for TARP funds? That sounds really strange.

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Oh, please, Realist. Get off your soapbox for a second, will you? Porn is a worldwide industry and parties like this are hardly unique to Japan alone. Never heard of Hugh Hefner's yearly parties at the Playboy Mansion? If I recall correctly, Hugh hails from and operates in our grand ol' U.S. of A.

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ca1ic0cat,

Yes, the US Porn Industry asked for TARP funds. Rumor has it that it was a joke. Some have even suggested it was a form of social protest at the ridiculous structure of the TARP program.

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