Porn Censors Quit, Harsher Measures to Follow?

JAV Porn Censors Quit, Harsher Measures to Follow?

The industry group in charge of ensuring the minds of adults are not poisoned by seeing other people’s genitals free of excessive pixilation, the “Nihon Ethics of Video Association”, has made it known it will be shutting up shop after a 36 year history of protecting the public from the uncensored filth it so craves.

The organisation is in fright after 6 censors were arrested in March for not applying heavy enough mosaics to adult DVDs, thus rendering them complicit in the distribution of obscene material rather than mere smut.

However, it is too soon for AV watchers to breathe a sigh of relief that this ludicrous organisation is gone: the onset of July brings a successor organisation, the “Japanese Visual Ethics Inspection Organisation”, made up of mostly refugee staff from the precursor organisation, but with the suggestion that their mosaic centre will be run to higher standards of “neutrality” – since in this context neutrality seems only able to refer to “harsher measures so we don’t get arrested again”, it seems the Japanese censorship regime may have just been tightened on the sly. Via Asahi.

These kind of subtle and indirect moves are always difficult to interpret. It seems to me that this is a tacit tightening of the rules, but I wonder if there is another side to this?

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