Pro-Lolicon Law Demanded by Politician

Beako - "Damn all you lolicon!" / ベア子:「このロリコンどもめ!!」

The recycled petition for an adult game and anime ban prepared for the Diet’s attention recently seems to be not the only such petition readied; unusually, we hear of another petition demanding action on loli porn, but this one is in support of freedom of expression, seeking full legal recognition rather than a ban.

The petition in question, proposed by a Social Democrat, seeks for 2D illustrations to be explicitly excepted from the definition of pornography with underage participants the recently passed new law is working with:

“False charges, abuse of search rights, invasion of privacy and the excessive moves towards becoming a surveillance state are all rampant.”

The petition then demands a clear and unambiguous definition of what material the law covers, and for illustrated works to not be included in that definition, and for all of this to be included in a revision to the law.

The law’s treatment of 2D loli was craftily put in abeyance for several years, so “research” can be conducted (or more likely, so the heat can die off and it can be quietly dropped without appearing to support lolicon or upsetting moralists) – this petition looks as if it would rather see the law amended to explicitly exclude illustrations from what is considered within the remit of the law.

The petition may only a meagre 255 signatures (there are other pro-freedom of expression petitions with tens of thousands), but that hardly matters as nobody takes any notice of them either way – it is rather interesting to see veiled support for restraint and freedom of expression from a politician, rather than the usual moral pandering.

Of course, the only politicians who matter in this debate, those of the LDP, are silent on the matter…

Via ITmedia.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 18/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    nicely played Sankaku Complex
    controversy hits high on the visiting counter.
    your sponsors must be happy.

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    Comment by tyciol
    13:06 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope so, this is an excellent web site which obviously would cost a lot of money to run, so clearly happy sponsors is good for all of us as it promotes the disemmination of news, conversation and sexy images.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 02/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The people who are the most against it seem to be the people who use it the most. Evangelist/sex, drugs etc. I bet if you looked in the homes of the people opposing it the most- you'll find some magna. If it seems like 50% of the population has an attraction toward children, as the media wants you to think- then why is it deemed bad? It's just artwork - no matter what it depicts. People looking at art work (wanking or not) isn't something we need to worry about.

    Comment by Watson Waterstone
    08:40 24/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Woo fucking hoo. If lolicon would become illegal, people would STILL find a way to find it.

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    Comment by tyciol
    13:07 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well yeah, but it would be a serious problem because police would keep getting bigger and avoid the trouble of dealing with important crimes that actually have victims for this easy win.

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    Comment by tyciol
    13:03 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This guy is seriously a mega-brave hero. I would like to go become his bodyguard.

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    Comment by EleutheroZeroONE
    06:23 18/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This SDP guy should run for Metropolitan Governor and give old Ishihara (the LDP governor)the boot!

    Comment by FAIL
    21:14 23/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally, someone with "political willpower" who's willing to stand for our rights... I sense FAIL in his attempt, but it IS a start towards LOLICON freedom...

    Comment by Yoneda
    03:45 22/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    So if 2D illustrations would really be excluded from the official definition of pornography, would that mean that there would be no more censorship in eroge and stuff?

    Comment by Code43
    09:49 21/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    it will gain 2chan bump if someone post it there

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 21/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good luck to the guys sticking their necks out their for free expression. Somebody has to do it and get it over with, if not, well....I'm not sure what would happen. When stupid laws get passed, it seems like forever until they are repealed. In fact, there are some that are still around, mosaics in porn for instance. I mean, come on. Why?

    Comment by Kadian1364
    09:50 21/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good to know that we Americans aren't the only ones that have to suffer colossally idiotic, time and money wasting political officials.

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    10:03 21/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    At last, some sign of sanity among the politicians.
    There's still hope if someone out there is still willing to risk their necks to defend our freedom and rights.

    Also, completely agree on “False charges, abuse of search rights, invasion of privacy and the excessive moves towards becoming a surveillance state are all rampant.”.
    And unfortunately, this isn't for Japan only.

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    Comment by EvilDevil
    10:41 21/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    politicians are the same everywhere. they are just doing to get support from their base. this petition will die before it reaches the floor for two reasons: one it infringes freedom of speech, and two many industries would get hurt economically and wont allow it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 21/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhh...this is the law that's going to protect free speech.



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