Category Archives: censorship

Tokyo Begins Moralizing of Manga

Many of you have asked information regarding Tokyo’s recent decision to brand Imōto Paradise! 2 as harmful minors under the new guidelines that were created when Bill 156 was passed in December of 2010. I’ve provided my feedback on this issue … Continue reading

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2013 Draws to a Close

Well the year is almost over, and I certainly won’t miss it. 2013 was a tough year. I only hope 2014 will be a little easier on the nerves. To say I have been busy would be a slight understatement. … Continue reading

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Censoring Heritage

In my last entry, I discussed how elements within the Japanese police force are effectively bullying parts of the adult entertainment industry by leaving the line that separates what is legal and illegal very vague and prone to whims of … Continue reading

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Orwellian Obscenity

‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ -George Orwell, 1984 On April 19th, the offices of Core Magazine were raided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. The news regarding the … Continue reading

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Authority’s Authority

The last few entries of this blog has concerned itself with recent moves to increase censorship in Japan. Some examples of these include increased enforcement of obscenity laws (possibly as a consequence of Tokyo’s bid to hold the Olympics in … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in the Bold New Olympic Era

Unless you have been living under a rock, or simply don’t care about sports in general, you probably heard about Tokyo winning its bid for the 2020 summer Olympics. This will mean a lot of building and renovating will be … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Truth

I recently contributed an opinion piece for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s website regarding how access to Barefoot Gen, one of the most important manga ever written about the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and the Pacific War, was restricted … Continue reading

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