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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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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: Stakes Rise in Japanese Child Pornography Law Revision Debate

I’ve been rather busy as of late, so I have not been able to write more about the current bill submitted to the Japanese Diet that would radically threaten anime and manga if passed in its current form. I have … Continue reading

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet – Revision Bill Submission Confronted by Japanese Creators, Publishers, Industry Organizations, and More

A bill has been submitted to the lower house of the Diet which would revise the current Japanese Child Pornography Law. The revision bill was submitted jointly between the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP,) the New Komeito Party (NKP,) and the … Continue reading

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The Chilling Effect – How Censorship Begins without Censorship

Censorship thrives on fear. Sometimes the mere threat of censorship arising can cause businesses to change policies and authors to avoid certain subjects. This is particularly true in cases where the legal boundaries are left extremely vague and enforced unevenly. … Continue reading

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Anno asks for help to preserve Japan’s Special Effects Industry

“Please help. The tokusatsu technology system is about to end. A contents industry that Japan boasts to the world is about to disappear… …It doesn’t matter if it’s the national government, local body, legal entity, or a corporation [that steps … Continue reading

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Growing Fire – Opposition to LDP’s Child Pornography Law Revision

Last time I talked about the current revision being considered by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. As of yet, the LDP has yet to release the details of contents of the bill that would revise the bill, but since LDP’s … Continue reading

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