Ai iijima. Modern Japan 2019-12-18

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Ai iijima

It was also at this time that Iijima became involved in campaigns to educate the public about , a cause that few Japanese celebrities were willing to undertake. The porn industry seems to have something of the Wild West about it and copyright is usually regarded more as the right to copy. It was the beginning of her move over to the more respectable side of the entertainment business. Before long, she became one of the most successful to make the transition from pornography into mainstream entertainment. She later revealed in her blog that she was suffering from health problems, causing rumors of her possible retirement from show business to circulate in the press. She quit the porn industry while still on top so to speak at the ripe old age of 20. In November 2004, Iijima was invited to speak about her past at the.

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av idol Ai Iijima ( 飯島愛 ) @ BobX

Ai iijima

. The book was a best-seller, selling over 1. The following spring, she confirmed that rumors of her impending retirement were true. She officially retired on March 31, 2007 and there was much speculation about what she would do next. It's the fact that she was prepared to be very open and frank about what she'd been through and the relationships she had along the way.

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Ai iijima

Iijima had been popular in Taiwan since the early 1990s when her adult videos began to be imported and she remained a celebrity there for her entire career. This all served to make Iijima something of a heroine and role model for high school girls all over Japan. Archived from on March 7, 2007. In 1995, she also for the main protagonist of the video game. As with most stars who are most fondly remembered for their younger days, collector's items featuring Ai-chan will always fetch a premium. She even provided the story for her own series, , in which she was featured as the main character.

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av idol Ai Iijima ( 飯島愛 ) @ BobX

Ai iijima

The game operates like an , where players can make clips in black and white, and watch an interview with her. Berkeley, California: Stone Bridge Press. Another adaptation of the novel with in the lead role was released as an theatrical film by in October 2001 titled Platonic Sex. This was enough to have magazines clamouring for an interview. She had been dead for about seven days, police said. The provocatively titled Platonic Sex received huge media exposure and went on to be a bestseller, shifting over a million copies.

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Ai iijima

A friend found her body on the floor of her living room and rescue workers said she had been dead for several days. On March 3, 2007, had reported that Ai Iijima was suffering from , ascending urinary tract infection that has reached the of the , , and acute backache. Archived from on May 6, 2007. Archived from on June 28, 2008. But there were still some shows that stubbornly hung on to the format and Iijima became a presenter on one, Gilgamesh Night. Her novel became the basis for a toned down three-hour television series starring which was broadcast by in two parts in September 2001. All proceeds for the day went to the.

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Ai Iijima

Ai iijima

Publicly, Iijima became known for her outspokenness and ability to speak frankly about her past and her personal life. In 1997, she released a video game for the called Good Island Cafe. Archived from on May 6, 2007. Japanese people on the whole have a pretty liberal attitude to sex and there haven't been any serious efforts to have such magazines moved to the upper shelves as in Western countries. I will announce my future plans next week. Iijima claims that on this occasion, the future discussed the sex life of with her.

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Ai Iijima

Ai iijima

The game is entirely in Japanese. Examples include things like the trading card shown here. By 2004, the book had been translated into , Chinese, Spanish and. But ironically, as Japan has developed a certain degree of self-consciousness about porn and sex, it has only been in recent years that publishers have been allowed to show pubic hair. It all came to a tragic end when Iijima was discovered dead at her luxury Tokyo home on Christmas Eve 2008.

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In 2001, Iijima caused a media storm with the publication of her memoirs. She was found lying face-down on the floor when medics forced their way into her place. Items from her early career began going for high prices, and an unauthorized 2002 box-set release of her adult videos sold very well, until her lawyers took it off the market. Iijima was given a posthumous Special Award at the 9th Takeshi Kitano Entertainment Awards for 2009. But the final few months of her celebrity career also illustrated what a demanding business it really is. Not to mention extremely wealthy. Iijima continued her activities for this cause in public forums and in her blog for the rest of her life.

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