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Husband, grandfather, retiree ““ and a Japanese porn star

6 October 2010

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Husband, grandfather, retiree ““ and a Japanese porn star

For a long time, Shigeo Tokuda’ was not just the world’s oldest porn star, he was perhaps its most anonymous. Elder porn is a fast-growing industry in Japan, which has a population that is both the oldest in the world as well as the world’s second-largest consumers of pornography (after the United States).

Mr. Tokuda sees his popularity as a symptom of a society that’s growing old fast, and often growing old alone. He believes there’s a market for his movies in part because of the disintegration of the Japanese family unit.

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via The Globe and Mail

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