Unsatisfied with the recently strengthened laws against underage pornography, UNICEF “ambassador” to Japan Agnes Chan, a washed up Chinese entertainer, has presented the government with a petition comprised of 114,624 signatures, demanding the law be revised to UNICEF’s liking, which in this case involves increasing threefold the maximum sentence for certain offences.
According to UNICEF, one of the pressing threats to the health and well being of the world’s children is in fact the legal environment facing underage pornography in Japan, not, as some ignorant souls might think, the problems of disease and malnutrition.
Confident of this, Agnes Chan submitted the petition saying “The people are expressing a strong objection to this pornography. We want you to overcome faction and realise a revised law.” She went so far as to demand the cooperation of a variety of minor opposition parties.
The revision being sought would eliminate a lesser offence of “satisfying one’s own sexual curiosity”, carrying a maximum of one year’s imprisonment, making all such possession of pornography featuring underaged participants a more severe case of “simple possession”, carrying a maximum sentence of three years.
None of these revisions have any actual effect on those who might have sex with someone not of legal age, as such offences are already well covered by a wide variety of other laws.
UNICEF and Mrs Chan have on repeated occasions spoken out against the fact that equally severe punishments are not available for those view material featuring imaginary, entirely fictional children, so it is not hard to see where she will direct her attentions next, should she have her way; then it will be three years for possession of loli manga.
The non-existent children of the world can rest easy in their imaginary beds knowing they are defended by so staunch a crusader against freedom of expression…