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The Yakuza

  [Via Journeyman TV] Child pornography, along with prostitution and drugs, allows the Yakuza – Japan’s 80,000 strong mafia – to rake in 50 billion dollars a year. We pry open a window on this deadly criminal network.  Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures Previous BT articles on the Yakuza. Be sure to check… Keep Reading

Japan’s priority measures against child pornography

It seems that Japan is doing more to battle child porn. I wonder if it will be enough to deter the crime? Here are my previous posts on the topic. The Nikkei Shimbun translation is below: “The National Police Agency (NPA) has mapped out a priority program to be tackled to root out child pornography,… Keep Reading


Vicious crimes against children increasing

Akira Sakuta, criminal psychologist and guest professor at Seigakuin University reports on the sharp increase in crimes against children. You can read additional information on this by checking out the post Child Prostitution & Child Porn in Japan. Criminal activities against children have occurred in succession. According to the National Police Agency, the number of… Keep Reading


WTF? Simple possession of child porn unpunishable in Japan

Third World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents: Viewing child porn, manga depicting such to be criminalized; Simple possession of child porn unpunishable in Japan It has been seven years since the Yokohama congress, and Japan has yet to regulate the simple possession of child porn. This is a problem. I want Japan… Keep Reading


Child Pornography Prevention Law Amendment

Experts concerned about bill amending Child Pornography Prevention Law, fearing restrictions on manga, anime, investigating authorities’ view reflected in judgment, freedom of expression undermined The ruling coalition has submitted a bill amending the Child Pornography Prevention Law to the current Diet session. The bill prohibits the individual possession of child pornography and indecent videos. Manga… Keep Reading


Child Prostitution & Child Porn in Japan

The Mainichi Shimbun reported that “the ruling coalition and the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) have decided to start talks in the next extraordinary Diet session in the fall on revising the Child Prostitution and Child Pornography Prevention Law to strengthen restrictions on child pornography, with the aim of enacting legislation in November. The focus… Keep Reading

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