I am very sorry but I am very busy and unable to write about the recent developments regarding the Japanese Child Pornography Revision Bill. As I have written before, the bill has been shelves for the current session of the Diet that has just closed.
However, the bill has been placed on “deliberations pending” status, which means it has not been rejected. It simply means members of the Diet are urged to consider the bill while the Diet is adjourned. The bill has yet to be debated in the House of Representatives (the lower house of the Diet) Judiciary Committee, so any more formal proceedings regarding the bill will await the result of the election of the House of Councillors (the upper house of the Diet.)
Judging from the results of the Tokyo Metropolitian Assembly election this last week, where every single Liberal Democratic Party’s candidate won, the LDP has a good chance to win big in the next election.
If the LDP secures a majority in the upper house, it will make it very easy for the LDP to pass the current bill.