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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    Comment by Kamenoshi
    14:28 27/11/2008 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I bet these guys have a pixelated spot on their home mirrors so they don't even see their own genitalia.

    Comment by AnBu
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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    14:05 03/11/2008 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Unfortunately, it seems Japan is getting more and more moralist and conservative as time goes by.

    Which frankly, is a shame and will only translate to losses.

    Consumers loose, the sex industry in Japan looses since lots of people don't accept heavy censoring (people like me), clandestine shops will continue to exist on the black market (which won't translate to taxes for the government) and the world obviously won't see Japan as "more pure" because of that crap.

    I, for one, almost certainly would have spend money on eroges, hentai and even JAVs if it wasn't for the heavy censoring.

    It's too bad that Japan, while having a very open mind for some ero related stuff, is so dark-ages primitive on such a stupid thing.

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    Comment by tyciol
    00:24 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think they're right to quit, to punish so harshly for a lack of competence is wrong. I could see docking some pay or demoting but not criminal charges.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    08:53 15/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japan has it easy since it's better than Soccer Moms and moralfags banning everything they find offensive here in the states...

    Comment by imhgtsukishiro
    09:38 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In the first place, censors are for noobs.

    These programs were meant for adult viewing. It's out of the control of the creators/producers if a child was able to watch their porn

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    Comment by CraniumC0re
    03:48 15/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    From the begining i have seen the increase of censoring to promote the real thing... If this an attempt to increase birthrate i wouldnt know but i think that it could be a valid point

    Comment by Webbmaster62
    22:41 04/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    It just deosn't make any damm sense. Japan's laws jsut babble me sometimes. Even if the US was the ones to make them do this, it's been too long.



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