October 21st, 2013

Period pain? There’s a comic for that!


There’s a five-frame comic doing the rounds on Twitter that’s got all the ladies talking. Called “The day of period pain”, it’s being praised for authentically depicting that dreaded time of the month and proves that, in Japan, there really is a comic about everything.

Created by twitter user Kazari Tayu, the comic has had over 10,000 re-tweets, with comments like, “I totally relate to this” and “I wish men could feel this too”.

In Japan, where working women can take paid menstrual leave as part of their contracts, it’s not uncommon to persevere through the pain at work only to leave early and deal with the pain at home. The comic strip shows some of the common ways to get some relief.

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▲ At work

▲ At home, waiting for the drugs to kick in

▲ An impromptu posing tournament for cramp relief begins

▲ Post-trauma relief come bath-time

▲ Only to realise what you’ve done by soaking in the tub

In Japan, if something ails you, a soak in a hot tub will make it all better. That is, of course, unless it’s that time of the month.


Matsumoto Jun spotted at Inoue Mao's stage play 'Miwa'

Shukan Josei

Shukan Josei (which will probably sponsor their marriage when the time comes) reports that Matsumoto Jun attended the opening day of 'Miwa', a stage play which Inoue Mao is in. The play opened on 4th October at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

He was wearing a black hat, glasses and a cardigan, seated in the section reserved for officials and staff members. Next to him was actor Kasahara Hideyuki.

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A little about Kasahara Hideyuki. Kasahara is Oguri Shun's junior in talent agency Tristone Entertainment. Matsujun and Kasahara grew closer after co-starring in 2010 drama 'Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku'. Before that, they had actually at times met at Oguri's home but Matsujun had no idea that he was an actor until they were cast together. Kasahara has been close friends with Mao since she was in junior high. They have co-starred in dramas Juui Dolittle & Tokkan and the movie Shazai no Ousama. It seems he often gets teased by Mao during filming. Looking up recent entries in his blog, a staff member posted a photo of him and Mao on 7th October but it's probably a shot from the time of Shazai no Ousama as there's no mention of 'Miwa' at all.

Shukan Josei went on to say that after the performance, Matsujun went backstage to meet with the actors including Eita, who he co-starred with in 'Lucky Seven'. On seeing Mao, Matsujun said "Here are the cakes," and handed over a paper bag with enough for the 40 or so staff members and actors. Mao said,"Yeah, thanks" and proceeded to give them out. The article highlighted how familiar they are together, like they are a married couple already. And that's about it.

LOL.. Shukan Josei's so persistent but it's this persistence that actually makes me wonder now
but then again, DamaKano had just started its theater run and LOVE album is coming so yeah..
i still ship them though xD