Category Archives: child pornography

The Dangers of Fictional Human Rights

I have written in the past about some of the seductive qualities of suppressing unpleasant speech in my entry titled, The Seduction of the Thought Police. Below are some points that I made in that entry: “…when faced with realities … Continue reading

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日本と海外からの視点の乖離:2008年ブラジル会議を検証

2015年10月26日に国連の「子どもの売買、児童売春、児童ポルノ」に関する特別報告者、マオド・ド・ブーアブキッキオ(Maud de Boer-Buquicchio)氏による「特に極端な児童ポルノ・コンテンツを扱った漫画は、禁止すべきだ」という発言は大きな話題を呼びました。しかしながら過去に遡るとこのように創作上の行為と現実社会での行為を類似物であるという主張が海外の国際会議では何ら珍しくありません。 兎角、日本のマンガ・アニメの現状から掛け離れた議論が展開されている例として、2008年にブラジルで開催された「第3回子どもと青少年の性的搾取に反対する会議」で日本のアニメ・マンガがどのような脈絡で論じられたかを検証すべきだと思います。 以下、2008年に発表されたエクパット・インターナショナルが発表した論文からの抜粋と小生による翻訳です。 原文:Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation of Children Online – A contribution of ECPAT International to the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25-28 November) 抜粋箇所:同書の17ページから20ページ 原典は同会議オフィシャルウィブサイトに掲載もその後ドメイン失効でリンク切れの模様http://www.iiicongressomundial.net/congresso/arquivos/thematic_paper_ictpsy_eng.pdf (2015年現在リンク切れですが “Child … 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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Quick Update: 1st CG Child Porn Arrest, Kanemitsu will be at SDCC

I’m sure you’ve all heard the news about the Japanese police arresting someone who was distributing and selling “CG child porn.” The news spread like a fire storm, so I won’t even link to it. There’s a reason why this … Continue reading

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Quick update: Bill to Expand Child Pornography to include Anime and Manga still on Table.

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 … Continue reading

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