98.4% of Japanese Reject Loli Ban


A survey asking whether Japanese thought a ban on “simple possession” of pornography featuring underage participants is necessary found only 1.6% of respondents thought so, with most condemning it as an excessively radical measure which endangers freedom of expression.

The survey was conducted online by Hokkaido news site Hokkaido 365, and received 2,798 responses over a week.

Of these responses, 2,697 (98.4%) answered “no” to the question “Do you think the criminalisation of ‘simple possession’ is necessary?” A mere 45 answered “yes”.

Of those who answered “no”, the most common reason given was that the law “tramples freedom of speech and is excessive,” with 1,655 votes. 299 expressed concern that they could face issues if someone sent them the images, and 169 thought only commercially acquired material should be restricted.

556 specified “other” reasons for opposing the ban, with many stating they were concerned the restrictions would be used to restrict entirely imaginary depictions in anime and similar; others compared the law to a modern day witch hunt or Prohibition, or were concerned that restrictions themselves increase sex crime.

It should be noted that these opinions relate only to the current measures being placed before the Diet – production of and commercial trafficking in such material is already subject to strict restriction.

Whatever the results of the survey itself (as with any statistics these can be critiqued in a number of ways, particularly in that they are not gathered from a controlled sample), it is clear that spontaneous public outcry over the issue is all but non-existent in Japan, and doubtless there are much greater concerns on the minds of most Japanese.

It seems the interests of politicians and minority groups, both domestic and international, rather than any popular support are the reasons behind this legislation…

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    Comment by Midnightphantomillusion
    03:11 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No way its getting banned in the place of its creation. Too many people like it, and too many have it..its like banning alcohol.

    Comment by Chris
    12:26 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We all know how well that went over. Prohibition, it's the way to go!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    MUHAHAAha Suck on that bitch t(-,-)t
    ,Maybe im being to bashful...i bet 98.4% of thee people
    are way more bashful

    Comment by Midnightphantomillusion
    06:56 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right, which is worse the doujins and hentai loli images or the actual loli sites which they call "modeling". Skin tight clothing and poses like this and that. Thats way worse and no ones mentioned those things to this date. As long as theres no nudity people dont have a problem with it?

    Comment by lusty
    05:35 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    correct me if im wrong but i belive this ban is for real porn, 2D stuff are not affected for it (yet).

    the thing is here at sankaku the term loli is used for both 3D and 2D, so it may lead to confussions.

    Comment by Jo
    05:40 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could understand the reasons for banning loli idol magazines and such related items. But banning cartoon loli is just down right silly.

    Comment by Chris
    12:27 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loli idol rags, videos, etc. are already heavily regulated.

    Comment by Riful
    04:52 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know those 556 people that answered "other" were looking to the shelves in their room and sweating bullets.

    Comment by gunzaku
    19:50 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    space detective 556?


    Comment by Kukansa
    02:20 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The internet survey (faked by definition) relates to the possession of pornographic movies and documents implying real children too. Maybe these 98% are just defending their creepy "right" to keep pictures of 3D victims under the bed. Freedom of expression is certainly not the topic here. Think about it before applauding or shouting 'Otaku Powa' and 'Loli Forever'.

    Comment by —-
    02:35 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is exactly what I was wondering. I bet if that question was asked to the general public rather than on the internet (where pervs roam freely and open about it), the outcome would be quite different.

    Comment by thegirlguywhosaysheisagirl
    01:16 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lewis Carol would also reject the loli ban.

    It's all thanks to these pathetic minority groups (in politics) and these moralists that Japan is in the current situation. Whether from within or without these groups do not care for anyones rights and they do not care for the ways of democracy. Something needs to be done and while this survey is slightly interesting it won't accomplish anything. Hopefully someday soon these warmongers against freedom of expression will be brought down.

    Hail hentai!

    Comment by Dii
    01:05 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think 25 of those 45 who answered yes did it accidentally

    15 pressed yes for the lulz

    and 5 of those were the feminist party members

    Comment by T1
    01:05 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would I be surprised if we got a Loli-day soon in Japan? No I wouldn't XD

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    Comment by sanimej2
    01:17 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it's fate and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, Agnes Chan, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to look at lolis and should we win the day, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, 'We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on, we're going to survive.' Today we celebrate our right to fap to lolis!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's right! defend loli and kill that bicth Agnes Chan OFF WITH HER HEAD! lol ^^

    Comment by —-
    02:01 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *why is my message not appearing? please delete my previous post as well as this one in case it does show up*

    Comment by —-
    01:51 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When referring to "pornography featuring underage participants", do they actually include real cp, or only the virtual variety? Because if it's the former there's something to worry about.

    Comment by Hangmen
    01:39 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wonder what Agnes will do next, vilify the 98.4% as monsters? Jeebus, I'd smack her with the same riot batons and tanks used to quell the Tiananmen uprising in 1989.

    Comment by Vetus
    10:26 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The nutcase people goes against everyone even they're alone. The only solution for her case is the strait-jacket.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys do understand that this survey includes possession of real kiddy porn?

    Comment by Waterfall Towers
    23:51 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I reject the loli ban as well! Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!

    Comment by anouwnx
    06:25 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. Seems we do have a hope after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:36 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol and just think if they polled the other major prefectures

    Comment by GodMan
    13:02 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will also vote "no" now the percentage is 98.5%

    yay loli...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 20/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'm against the loli ban but just wanna point this out...this survey is incredibly biased lol. just by the wording, of course the majority would say no. Always ignore surveys/commercial statistical analysis's because its all made with an incorrect procedure.

    anywho's NO to loli ban~

    Comment by Darkton
    16:34 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like I said in the previous Agnes-Chan threat, the threats she makes are clearly empty.

    Still, why so much hate for the 1.6% left? I mean, it's not like everyone's gonna agree on a universal opinion. And if you're worried about it catching on, it's just 1.6%. Not very large a number.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait, are you retards referring to irl child porn as loli? if you are stop doing that because it's retarded and pissing me off

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    Comment by djmaca
    11:42 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Small actions means nothing! We need a revolution! THAT damned bitch Agnes must be put down!

    Comment by PKtora
    11:25 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who's the moe character in the article image? Is that sankaku's mascot?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We should always be making extremely clear what we mean by "loli", or we will make little to no good for our cause. We should stress the fact we are fans of 2D characters only.

    I like to some degree my anime and manga with underage characters, and I think it should not be banned, as an artistic expression freedom or otherwise. All should be free to fantasize with whatever floats their boat, as long as it remains fantasy.

    But a ban of real, 3D, underage children seems a very good thing to me, and i support it.

    So, when you publish this kind of stuff, you make it sound like we support pedophiles, or at least you make the distinction blur, while it is not the case for most of us, I assume.

    Start to make the distinction clear, so we don't get a ban intended for others.

    (Similar example: Real guns are strictly controlled in my country, and airsoft is followed closely by some authorities, under the assumption it is some kind of paramilitary training. It is not, and airsoft players start to make the distinction very clear by always talking about "replicas", never "guns", etc. They soon made their point obvious and enjoy it freely now.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't real childporn already illegal? Yeah, thought so...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:41 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When there's no more loli in Japan, I bet their economy will crash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course they are against/afraid of the ban, because half the nation will be arrested if it goes through. The whole nation is screwed with its views on children's sexuality and half the reason why all the stupid weaboos want to move to Japan. That is the main reason why Agnes Chan is so hated here... like they really care about freedom of expression.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    just because weeaboos cant get pussy/dick where they live, doesnt mean they'll get it in japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are too blinded to realised that; they assume all Japanese women want white dick.

    Comment by Chris
    12:18 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait... they don't? D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:10 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The whole nation is screwed with its views on children's sexuality"

    And you are the one to judge.

    Also, no "Japan should finally be nuked for good since they're all filthy child molesters [even the children themselves]"? I am disappoint.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A child can be no child molester, that's just plain old sex. Children having sex can't be molested anymore, so problem solved.

    Comment by Shinkawa
    20:54 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on, Japan is a porn paradise. Since when Agness have right to talk bout banning stuff. Maybe she just jealous of other idol success.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    people who think 2d is the exact same as 3d are the ones who need to be looked at, and they think all otaku don't know the difference since they show interest in 2d?

    its the exact samething with that guy who is trying to ban video games, she wont get far even if she does and gets anime/manga banned....lol its going to be the end of the world seriously...


    then video games

    then there goes the places where ppl who relieve stress and anger with the help of them

    ...watch the violence around the world sky rocket

    Comment by Jo
    05:34 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Jack Thompson was thrown out of all Law. Not just video game related cases, he's actually not allowed to be a lawyer anymore. If she continues to lose these battles, she'll either give up or be forced out.

    Comment by desolae
    21:04 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agnes should be assassinated,
    for these to end quickly.

    Comment by alex1_phang3
    21:09 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lolz, maybe net thing is lifting the previous ban?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Fonzer
    22:54 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anykind of fetish is better then normal :P

    Comment by Fonzer
    22:53 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    normal sex ban

    Comment by Fonzer
    22:53 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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