Sachiko Takeuchi: Off the Record

Honey & Honey x Tokyo Wrestling March 2007


Sachiko Takeuchi

3. "I meet people online"

T:
I hear quite often in the scene that a lot of "neko" lesbians find it impossible to make neko friends. Friends of mine have told me as much. I qualify as a neko and, you know what, I don't have any neko friends either. I have no idea why this is (laughs).

K:
I have neko friends but I find that, honestly, if I'm hanging out with someone extra girly, we really don't have much to talk about (laughs). I tend to like people with frank and clear-cut personalities, and so I often don't find myself able to connect with Japanese ultra femmes (laughs).

H:
Where do you usually meet people, for friendship or romance?

Kanai (KN):
I meet people online.

T:
Online?

KN:
Since I don't go to Nichome, the internet is the only place I can meet people.

K:
Yeah, you met your last girlfriend online, didn't you?

T:
Wow! That's incredible!

KN:
Lately I've been into that kind of "guerilla warfare" (laughs).

K:
Hey, Takeuchi, you know there's always that option if you have another go (laughs).

T:
But honestly, I do hear about a lot of people who met online in Japan.

KN:
I still feel a little intimidated by the thought of just showing up to "off-kai" (i.e. parties arranged for groups of people who met through a blog or website). I think because there are so many people.

T:
True. I met my ex, Masako, at an off-kai, and that was my shortest relationship ever.

K:
Can I ask how long you were together?

T:
About 8 months.

K:
That's not so short.

H:
That's long.

T:
H only says so because her relationships are always short (laughs). By the way, she’s straight. But for me, since 8 months is the shortest time I've ever been with anyone, I tend to associate off-kai with "that kind" of relationship.

KN:
My longest relationship was 7 years.

T:
Whoa!

KN:
We started dating when we were in college.

T:
You broke up?

KN:
Well, she was straight...

T:
Oh, there's a lot of women like that (laughs). But that's impressive - 7 years.


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