And while we're on the subject of sex:
Chocoball Mukai must be about the only male Japanese porn star known outside Japan, after his appearance in Karl Taro Greenfeld's Speed Tribes, thinly veiled by the pseudonym Choco Bon-Bon. Greenfeld's piece, "The Perfect Tuna", hints at something of the ups and downs of his career, and he's subsequently branched out into pro wrestling, presumably as a sideline to his main job in an industry ever more focused on the girls being serviced rather than the cocks-for-hire doing the servicing. It seems that even with a trademark pair of testicles that show up chocolate-brown on video to distinguish you, times are tough.
Live shows are apparently one way in which adult video stars supplement their income here, and it's one of these that has just got Chocoball arrested. The Asahi Shimbun reports that he was caught at a members-only "happening bar" in Roppongi 3-chome performing an obscene act with a 25-year-old actress. I'm not clear on exactly what a "happening bar" is.
One surprising thing in the article is the level of detail they give about Chocoball's address--not just the ku, but right down to the place name and the number of the cho he lives in. While they're not exactly giving out the GPS coordinates of his house, it would enable someone with ill intentions and time on their hands to track him down. I've seen the papers here do this before, but it seems rather questionable even with the tacit assumption common in Japan that anyone arrested is automatically guilty of something.
Granted, Chocoball has admitted his guilt. "It's my job," he apparently said in response to police questioning.
[Via asahi.com (Japanese)]
[Update: The indefatigable Mainichi Daily News, which seems to be entirely the work of a chap called Ryann Connell since the print edition was nixed, has this article on the incident that goes into what "happening bars" involve. Via jeansnow.net]Posted by gme at March 30, 2004 12:07 AM | TrackBack