TOKYO CONFIDENTIAL: Titillating Tales From Japan’s Wild Weeklies, edited by Mark Schreiber. The East Publications, 2001, 257 pp., 1,400 yen (paper)

Grown men in diapers? Couples going all the way in the back seats of Tokyo taxi cabs? Mothers stalking their daughters? Companies that rent out wedding guests? It’s a side of Japan you won’t read about in the sanitized pages of the country’s daily newspapers, but it’s standard fare in the weekly newsmagazines eagerly consumed by the Japanese public.

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