Risqué Business: Japan (2023-…): Season 1, Episode 2 - Episode #1.2 - full transcript

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- Our guests today…
- Yes.

- They're AV actresses.
- That's right.

I hear you reviewed
the material very thoroughly.

Absolutely. Over
the past thirty years,

- I've been on hundreds of shows.
- Sure.

But I've never
reviewed the script

or studied the related material
as much as I did for this show.

- I wanted to be respectful of our guests.
- Of course.

I heard they're
incredibly popular.

I told my colleagues
that I was doing this show,

and they told me
they were indebted to our guests

and wanted me
to thank them on their behalf.

I started studying
Japanese at age 40,

and I wasn't interested in
Japanese AV till then.



But as I started
studying the language…

- So it was for your studies?
- Yes.

I still remember the vocabulary
I memorized back then.

You get to learn
a lot of adjectives.

Adjectives?

Someone's coming.

Are they our guests?

- You can hear their heels.
- Yes.

- Here they are.
- Goodness.

- Hello.
- Hello.

- Hello.
- Welcome.

This way, please.

POLITE

- Hello.
- Hello.

- Pleased to meet you.
- Hello.

Wow, it's really them.

- Please have a seat.
- Please.

TODAY'S GUESTS
AV ACTRESSES

This is a safe place,

so you can relax.

Please make yourselves at home.

Your Japanese is great.

Wait, she's good at Korean.

Wait.

The Korean is speaking Japanese,
and the Japanese is speaking Korean.

I studied at a Korean language institute
before my debut.

- A language institute?
- Yes.

At Kyung Hee University.

Please introduce yourselves.

I'll try my best in Korean.

Hello.

I've been an AV actress
for six years in Japan.

I'm Yuna Ogura,
The Girl From the Convenience Store.

Pleased to meet you.

In case people
don't know…

Why are you called
The Girl From the Convenience Store?

I starred in a comedy AV
set in a convenience store.

My character gets possessed
by a man's spirit,

and he starts touching
my breasts like this.

And he has sex with a friend.

It was a weird AV that I did.

YUNA OGURA
BEST KNOWN FOR: COMEDY AV

CHARACTERISTIC:
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

COVETED BY SOD,
A MAJOR AV PRODUCTION COMPANY

Hi, everyone.
Nice to meet you all.

My name is Minami Aizawa.

I became an AV actress when
I was studying at a women's university,

and I've been
working for seven years.

Early in my career,

I mostly played characters
that were pure and innocent.

But in the last two years,
I've been playing more promiscuous women.

I've become more of
a sadistic character,

so a lot of people
refer to me as "The Queen" now.

They call her
"The Queen."

MINAMI AIZAWA
BEST KNOWN FOR: SEDUCTIVE AV

CHARACTERISTIC:
NUMBER ONE SLENDER GIRL

FROM A PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY STUDENT
TO A SADISTIC QUEEN

I'm in the slender category,

which means I
don't have big breasts.

So instead, I'm using my butt
as my strength.

- So that's your strength.
- Yes.

There's an award called
FANZA Adult Award,

which is the biggest AV award in Japan,
and I was awarded as the Best Actress.

- The Best Actress?
- Yes.

Hello, I'm Mao Hamasaki.

I've been an AV
actress for 11 years.

MAO HAMASAKI
BEST KNOWN FOR: HARDCORE AV

CHARACTERISTIC:
EROTICISM GENIUS

STARRED AS MINAMI IN THE FILM
HIGH SOCIETY

I filmed a sex scene

in the Korean movie High
Society.

POP POP POP…?

What was…

What was that just now?

I asked because my older brother
has a hearing disability.

So I know a little
bit of sign language.

When I was little,
I asked my brother what "sex" was…

He asked him what "sex" was

- in sign language.
- in sign language.

And then he
said, "This is sex."

- He said, "This is sex."
- Yes.

- Really.
- For real?

For real.

And then he went on and said

it's more like this for him.

FOR HIM, IT WAS
MORE LIKE THIS

And then he scolded me

for having features larger than his
when I'm the younger brother.

- Sorry about that.
- Sorry about that.

You might need four fingers.

She says you might
need four fingers.

I'm Shin Dong-youp,
and I'm a comedian and a show host.

I've been in the
field for 30 years.

Dirty jokes are his specialty.

- I love it!
- Amazing.

- They like dirty jokes.
- Goodness.

They do?

I've worked with several
Japanese women here in Korea,

and they loved my dirty jokes.

But they said it was cute
compared to Japanese standards.

You want me to
translate all of that?

I'm having an identity
crisis right now.

I'm a singer.

- Although I may not look like one.
- I know.

Right, thank you.

- The OST for My Love from the Star.
- Yes, I sang the OST for that drama.

Thank you.

Before we came here,

we got some material
from the production crew.

You are such
incredible actresses.

I was impressed.

He was impressed
with your acting.

It's incredible how you could concentrate
on acting in such circumstances.

Thank you.

Did you finish?

Did you come?

Did you?

She…

- She asked if you came.
- I'm curious.

- We want to know.
- Tell us.

You're curious about that?

Yes.

They want to
know if you climaxed.

- Well…
- Hurry up and answer them.

I was worried I might not be able to
finish watching the material if I did,

so I had to keep
this guy under control.

- "No!"
- "No."

-"This is work. This is for the show"
-"This is for the show."

"This isn't your turn."

Didn't you name yours
when you were young?

You named your little guy.

He named it and talked to it.

What was the name?

What?

- No.
- Come on, tell us.

- What?
- What did you name it?

- Seung-su.
- Seung-su?

Shin Dong-youp
and Shin Seung-su.

Seung-su.

Mr. Shin Seung-su.

Dong-youp is bad
at hiding his feelings.

His ears get red
when he gets teased.

He's well known for it.

Are my ears red?

Yes, I can see them.

- They're bright red.
- They're totally red.

Koreans might not know much
about AV actresses.

So could you tell
us a little bit about

what an AV actress does exactly?

An AV actress isn't
a common occupation in Korea,

so people don't
know much about it.

Q. WHAT IS AN AV ACTRESS?

There are three
major human desires.

You eat for satiety,

you sleep a lot to stay healthy,

and you resolve
your sexual desires

to feel comforted and satisfied.

Our job is to
fulfill those desires.

It's an AV actress's job
to realize the fantasies

of both men and women alike.

You may think
anyone could do it,

but it's a very special job.

Until now, it was a
job in the shadows,

but it's getting more acknowledged
and coming to the light.

We'll be telling you
what an AV actress does in more detail.

- We're looking forward to it.
- Same.

I heard that unlike in Korea,

AVs are legal in Japan.

How many people debut?

The production company
that I'm signed with

is the largest one in Japan.

And I hear around 100 people
audition every month.

So in simple terms,

five or more people
are auditioning every day.

Amazing.

I'm expecting the numbers
to grow in the future.

So about five people
audition every day.

How many works have you been in?

- I don't know if you have an exact number.
- How many titles have you been in?

I was told I've been
in more than 100.

I've probably been
in the least here.

I've done less than 100.

- Really?
- It's around 100.

She's almost at 100.

These two have exclusive contracts
with their production companies,

so they film about
one or two a month.

But I've been freelancing
for 11 years.

So far, I must have done…

over 1,000.

No way!

No way.

1,000 titles?

Amazing.

POP POP POP × 100

POP POP POP × 1,000

I'm a pro.

So…

Your ears.

- They're so red.
- I can't see them!

He can't see them.

- Is my face red?
- Yes.

Your ears are about to explode.

Oh, no.

In Japan, is it rude to ask them

how much they make?

This may be an
uncomfortable question,

but how much do you earn?

In my case, if I have
a designer brand item that I want,

I can buy it without hesitation.

I can buy everything I want.

For me, with my
annual income…

I can buy a Porsche.

Since when was Porsche
such an erotic car?

- "Porsche."
- Porsche.

"Porsche."

Would you have to starve
after you buy that Porsche?

Or would you still be
able to afford food?

No, I would have to starve.

Japanese AVs are widely appreciated
all around the world.

Q. WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS
OF JAPANESE AVS?

People have various types
of sexual preferences.

Even if you have a
very niche preference,

you'll definitely find something
for yourself in Japanese AV

because there are various genres
and countless works.

That's one of
the characteristics.

- Various genres.
- Right.

You can definitely find
something to your taste.

They're probably
filming one right now.

- You're right.
- Yes.

There are a lot of studios
where you can film AVs in Tokyo.

These studios have
many different kinds of sets.

- A hospital, an office…
- So it's not a real hospital?

- No, it's not.
- Of course not.

"A real hospital."

TOKYO
ADACHI STUDIO

HOSPITAL

SAUNA

KARAOKE

LIBRARY

A MULTI-STUDIO WITH
A VARIETY OF THEMES

So there are studios
exclusively for AV filming?

But they also use
them for TV shows.

Sometimes, I'd be watching a drama
and recognize the set.

THEY CAN ALL RELATE

I think, "I had
sex right there!"

"There used to
be a couch there."

The show production
crew might think,

"Wait, I don't think
this stain was here last time."

There may be some
questionable stains.

It's all our fault.

Someone might have had sex

- on the chair you're sitting on right now.
- This chair…

Everyone has their first time.

You were studying English literature
at a prestigious university.

How did you
become an AV actress?

I was scouted when I was 18
by the previous CEO who passed away.

He pleaded with me for a year
to get me into the AV industry.

He kept trying to convince me
saying he wanted to expand his company.

I refused at first since I had
no plans of pursuing that career.

Then I thought, "If he
needs me that much,

we could set goals
and achieve them together."

So I decided to give it a shot.

Do you remember
your first shoot?

I ended up crying
while I was filming my debut title.

I was overwhelmed by the fact
that I did it with somebody I didn't love.

So I decided not to bring myself
into the character of Minami Aizawa.

I completely separate myself
from the character that I'm playing.

I tell myself
that it's just work.

And it hasn't been
an issue ever since.

So your work and
personal life are…

Completely separated.

Amazing.

I couldn't wait for my first shoot.
I was really excited.

That's awesome.

I watched AVs before my debut,

so I thought, "I get to have sex with
somebody famous! Nice!"

She's so optimistic.

Shimiken.

Right, Shimiken.

- He's famous in Korea too.
- He is.

I still remember
because it was Shimiken.

I was totally
different from Yuna.

I had never watched
an AV before my debut.

At first, I thought all AVs
were filmed with spy cams.

From a distance?

Right, so I was
chewing gum on set.

I was sitting around like this.

But everyone was so serious,
and they said, "Please have sex."

They were so professional.

"Please have sex."

"Please have
sex. That's great."

Before you go into a shoot,

how do you prepare yourselves?

I make sure to memorize my lines
before I go to the set.

- Incredible.
- That's amazing.

Judging by your reaction…

I'm guessing you
don't memorize yours.

You chew gum and say,

"What are we
filming today?"

When I was younger,

I used to drink all night
and go straight to the set.

Amazing.

You had a lot of energy.

So do you have a
general understanding of the scene

and improvise the lines?

There's normally a script
for the beginning

that tells you what to say.

For other scenes, I would change the lines
to fit the situation and the character.

That's amazing.

Even if there is a script,

I forget my lines
when I get aroused.

Me too.

I forget them,

so I improvise.

Well, aren't you a free spirit.

"What are we
doing today?"

I need your honesty here.

Let's say the actor
is just your type.

"This person is my type."

But after
filming with him…

Have you ever been…

kind of disappointed

after you worked with him?

Yes.

I'd be lying if I said
I was never disappointed.

She can't say she hasn't.

I've never cared so much
about their looks.

- I've never cared.
- She doesn't really care.

About their looks.

What about the opposite?
You weren't even interested in the actor.

You're just working,

and he's not your type.

But once you
start filming, you go,

"What is this guy?"

That's actually happened.

The chemistry was really good and they made me
shio better.

- It's happened, right?
- Yes.

I have better chemistry
with certain people.

What does "shio" mean?

- I thought it meant salt.
- You've never seen it?

You've never seen it?

You have, right?

So that's what you call...

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Is there any paperwork
you have to submit before filming?

There is.

Before a shoot,

you have to sign a consent form,

and all actors and actresses
are subject to monthly STD tests.

We check that our counterpart doesn't have
any STDs in front of the camera

before we start filming.

- You have to get tested regularly?
- That's right.

I was scared at first

because of the taboo
surrounding the industry.

But I realized it was actually
clean and professional.

Are there cases
where the actor comes in

and goes, "I'm sorry,
I caught an STD,"

and gets replaced
by another actor?

There are.

Why would he scratch his head?

Can't he just say,
"I caught an STD"?

His ears are red.

You must have experience
with various genres.

Were there any that were unusual
or you thought were memorable?

There are so many.

Once, I played a character

that turns into a zombie
when she gets ejaculated on

and back into a human
once someone ejaculates inside her.

I'm back to being human now.

I want to shoot a
wacky AV like that.

Like playing tag with fans

and getting ejaculated inside
if I get caught.

With your fans?

Yes, a game of tag
between the actress and her fans.

I think it'd be fun.

Look, they're red.

He's cute.

Were there ever scenes
that were too hard to do?

Were there any works
that you found too hard to be in?

In the Japanese AV industry,
actresses can refuse to film

if they're not comfortable
with something.

It's called an "NG."

NG: SOMETHING THAT AN ACTOR
OR AN ACTRESS REFUSES TO DO

Personally, I don't
refuse any directions.

Our job is to portray
the viewer's fantasy.

So I think that even if there is an NG,
making it look like it wasn't one

is a way of making
the fantasy come true.

Minami sure seems
like the sadistic type.

I can feel the confidence
in your voice and eyes.

I find myself completely
understanding what you mean.

Were there any scenes
you had trouble with, Mao?

In Japan, ejaculating on the face
is called gansha.

Gan
means face, but in some genres,

it refers to "eye."

That scared me,
so I couldn't do it.

GETTING GOOSEBUMPS

I thought she didn't have NGs!

- She has an NG!
- She said she didn't.

You said you didn't have NGs!

Are there any actors
that go off the script on purpose?

- Hardly ever.
- No, hardly ever.

Actors don't get to
do whatever they want.

Actresses are the
stars in these works.

The role of the actors
is to help the actress stand out.

There's a strict hierarchy.

So actors can't stand out.

You must get tired
after filming all day.

It's so painful the next day.

My whole body is
sore when I wake up.

I groan in pain.

Your body aches?

I get body aches
every single time.

When I finish filming,

I get so tired
that I don't even want to wash up.

I eat a lot of
high-calorie food.

As a reward.

I go to McDonald's

and get everything I want to eat
from the convenience store.

Like, "This
is delicious!"

What about you, Mao?

After the shoot,

I masturbate at
home thinking about it.

- Me too.
- You too?

I think about how
good it was, and go…

I masturbate for about an hour
and go straight to sleep.

I'm the same.

Honestly, on some days,
I feel less satisfied.

Then I go home
and pleasure myself.

It's the best.

They say men also tend to sleep better
if they masturbate before bed.

Have you ever…

masturbated while singing?

Have I ever masturbated
while singing?

Tell us.

Have you done it while singing
"Every Moment of You"?

- What would that be like?
- I want to see!

I'm a little scared that
I might actually end up thinking,

"Should I give it a
try?" when I'm alone.

Alone at home.

If that ever happens,
I'm going to retire.

I want to see!

No!

It's not that long.

"Not that long"?

It's our favorite bit.

Like being anxious in shorts,
afraid that it'll pop out.

So funny.

VR AVs are very
popular these days.

Are VR sets different?

VR AV: FIRST-PERSON
VIRTUAL REALITY AV

Are the sets for
VR AVs different?

- They're different.
- They are.

How are they different?

The actors go through a lot,
especially the VR AV actors.

- They need a lot of patience.
- Yes.

It's almost like we're
borrowing their bodies.

It's kind of like this.

So the camera is
in front of the actor.

The camera hangs
at the end of a crane.

They can't see anything.

They can't kiss or touch us.

They can't
breathe loudly either.

It would be caught
on the microphone.

But they still have to get hard,

and they still
have to ejaculate.

It's difficult for them.

I think they're geniuses.

It does sound like
the actors have it hard.

Would you like to
experience for yourself?

HIS LUSTFUL EARS TURN RED

HIS DIRTY THOUGHTS
HAVE BEEN EXPOSED

THIS COULD BE
A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY

Do you have a specific
concept in mind?

Let's see. You're
sadistic, so…

His ears are getting red
just imagining it.

No, they're not.

He's excited thinking
about the concept.

No, that's not true.

Give us an answer.

Well, you could
be my boss at work.

- Boss at work.
- Right.

The camera is the new employee.

- Try it with the camera near your face.
- Here you go.

So this would be the setting.

I'm in the angle.

This is what it's really like.

There's no one here.

You're like a real actor.

CAST: SHIN DONG-YOUP

CAST: SHIN SEUNG-SU

CAST: MINAMI AIZAWA

THE RED-EARED
NEW EMPLOYEE

Sorry to keep you waiting.

You must be the new guy.

You're cute.

MOANS

Any plans today?

You didn't seem too busy.

Have you been waiting for me?

You have, haven't you?

You were waiting
like a good boy.

What do you want to do?

Something dirty!

A total success.

- Were you drooling?
- No.

Wait. I saw something
drop from his mouth.

No.

No, I didn't.
These women…

- Please make a debut!
- Stand up!

- For real?
- Goodness.

Goodness.

No!

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Is there anything you practice or study
to improve your acting skills?

They call me the
Eroticism Genius.

- Eroticism Genius?
- Yes.

I did a lot of research on
shiofuki.

I wanted to be
able to squirt harder

in front of the camera.

That's amazing.

I couldn't do it for
the first two years.

I practiced alone in
my bathtub at first.

I kept practicing to see
if I could get myself to squirt.

And then I realized
I needed somebody to watch me.

Because you have to do it
in front of people.

So I called my little sister.

I told her to watch carefully.

Her sister?

I made my sister watch,
then I squirted in front of her.

And she said…

"Awesome!"

I've come to master it.

Imagine your brother asking you

to watch him masturbate
and ejaculate…

I would not want to see that.

He couldn't watch it.

What about you?

I would kill him.

I would kill him.

Did your sister know you were
working in the industry at the time?

Asking her to watch
without any context would be…

That would be a little scary.

Once, she was at a love hotel

having sex with her boyfriend,

and my video was
playing on the TV.

That happens often.

She was like, "Mao?"

I guess that could happen.

How did your family react
when you made your debut?

Were they supportive
from the start?

I signed a contract
for six videos when I debuted.

I was thinking of
retiring after that,

so I didn't think of
telling my parents.

But my high school friend
called my mom and told her.

That's mean.

That's how I got caught,
and my mom called me after she found out.

Now my parents are supportive,
and we're on good terms.

You can't call
that person a friend.

You're right.

My story is different
from the two of you.

I had a career exploration course
in high school.

I did some serious thinking
about my future back then,

and I decided that
I wanted to be an AV actress.

You only live once,

so I wanted to do something
different and special.

I thought AV actresses were awesome.
They compete solely with their bodies.

That's why I decided
to be an AV actress.

I told my family and all my friends
before I made my debut.

- And then?
- They all cried.

They cried.

That little back-and-forth
was hilarious.

"And then?"
"They all cried."

This is something
I heard much later,

but my mom called my agency

the day before I did
my debut title and told them,

"Please don't
cast my daughter."

The reason why
I want to become more successful

is so that I can do
more for my parents.

You know,

parents want nothing more
than their child's happiness.

If they see that
you are truly happy,

they will understand
whatever it is that you do.

Parents are happy
as long as their children are.

What's with the kind
words and the gaze?

He's a great father figure.

Father!

What would you want to film
if you were a director?

I'd like to make a video called Truly
Pleasant Sex.

To me, truly pleasant sex

is when it's warm and wet
with hardly any friction,

and where you can pace yourself

and feel each other.

After all, AVs are fantasies.

So they shouldn't
be considered textbooks for sex.

That would make
a great title as well.

Like The Textbook of Sex.

Yes, to portray Truly
Pleasant Sex.

This is the real deal.

This is real sex.

You're three of Japan's
top AV actresses.

What are some pros and cons
of being famous AV actresses?

Everyone likes to
be acknowledged.

I'm sure it's the same
for singers and comedians.

When people tell me
that they liked my work

or that they came hard…

Do you understand
this in Japanese?

How do you say
you came in Korean?

I feel a bit
uncomfortable…

I'll just give up here

and let Yuna take
over as the interpreter.

How come?

I don't know how
to say it in Korean.

- You would just say, "I came."
- "I came."

It's encouraging to hear things like that,
and it makes me happy.

If someone tells Dong-youp

that he's the funniest,

I'm sure he would feel elated.

And I'm happiest when people
tell me they love my songs

or that they like my shows.

- That's nice.
- Things like that.

One downside would be
when people say things like,

"Let's have sex. I'll
pay you 30,000 yen."

I think that's the downside.

They think that we must be the type
who would sleep with anyone.

They don't seem to care
what I'm really like inside.

It's a little disheartening.

Foolish and ignorant people like that
exist everywhere in the world.

Just pity their
unfortunate souls.

He definitely has dad vibes!

Why do you think AVs
as a genre is necessary?

I think AVs fulfill
the sexual desires of many people,

and they play a part in reducing
the rate of sex crimes.

I agree with her.

Japanese AVs, as
Yuna said earlier,

have a variety of genres.

Even the most unusual sexual inclinations
that you think no one could relate to

exist within those genres.

It's a place where
everyone is accepted.

That leads to a decrease in sex crimes,
which is why they will always be needed.

In Japan, there
are a lot of ways

to fulfill your sexual desires
other than AVs.

I think we have a
good system for it.

What does AV mean to you?

It's a bit philosophical,
but we'd like to know.

AV is my life.

It's your life.
Your everything.

It's an account of
Yuna Ogura's life.

It will remain forever
even after I die.

So it's a history of my life.

AV is like my birth parents.

If it weren't for this industry,

I wouldn't have been able to
come into this world as Minami Aizawa.

AV IS MINAMI'S
BIRTH PARENTS

I see what you mean.

After having talked to you,

I was surprised
by how different things are

in Japan and in Korea.

I could also tell
that you are doing your best

as AV actresses
who live by your values.

Thank you, Dad.

THANK YOU, DAD

We're wrapping up
with "Thank you, Dad."

- Thank you.
- Thank you.

BONUS

You all know Shimiken.

Have you all
worked with Shimiken?

- Yes.
- Yes.

Shimiken is a total pervert
but in a good way.

I've met him before,

and he's an NG.

He's the first man
that came inside me.

I thought we were done,
but here we are again.

Subtitle translation
by: Sophia Ha