January 10, 2004 – Is Channel Kitano even legal?

After work I went for a few beverages at the nearby izakaya. When I got home I wasn’t quite tired enough to go to sleep, so I decided to watch some late night TV. After flipping through the channels, I came across a variety program called “Channel Kitano”. In the segment I watched there was a female reporter walking around Tokyo talking to women with large breasts. The reporter asked for permission to touch and then PROCEEDED TO GROPE THE RANDOM WOMAN’S CHEST! This is usually how porn starts!

Many of the women that were approached instantly said no, and some ran away when they saw the camera coming. A few brave souls returned to the studio for an interview after their initial groping. At the studio there was an in depth interview, apparently about having large breasts. The interview would usually involve the reporter continuing to grab the woman’s breasts while saying “sugoi”, which means “great” in Japanese.

Channel Kitano was, by far, the most unusual thing I have ever seen on TV. Considering that some of the girls were only 16, I don’t know how this would be legal in other countries. Wow.

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  1. #1 by cornishkylie on January 10, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    I’m sure when I was younger my male school friends used to get copies of a Japanese TV programme where the (male) presenter would run up to girls and try and pull their pants/underwaer/skirts down! The poor girls thought they were being sexually attacked – actually I guess they were….!

    Here in Thailand a new TV show has started where the challenge is to guess people’s gender and/or sexuality by groping them!

    Must be an Asian thing…

    • #2 by Barniferous on January 11, 2014 - 12:50 am

      Coming from Canada, some of the late night TV in Japan was pretty surprising.

      I don’t think a “guess the gender by groping” show would last very long in Canada without lawsuits, police, or an army of outraged mothers getting involved.

      Thanks for the comment!

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