Ishihara: “I Want to Censor the Internet As Well!”


Tokyo’s governor Shintaro Ishihara has indicated that his next target is the Internet.

Explaining his manga ban, he maintains that visual arts (but strangely not photographic ones) are far more dangerous to children than the printed word, convenient in light of his chosen profession of ero-novelist:

“When it is not the printed word but visual, it’s easier for children to understand and more harmful. Japan is the only place that sort of thing is commonly sold.

With that sort of material is available on the Internet as well, I think we’ll have to do something about it! This is a national issue.”

In recent statements, he has said he intends to use his position as Tokyo governor to “lead Japan from Tokyo” – i.e. make laws in Tokyo which the rest of the country has no real choice but to go along with, just as has already happened with his manga ban, so there seems to be a very real danger he will attempt to enact a further ban on 2D material on the Internet.

Such a de facto national ban would be quite possible if he were to target laws against companies based in Tokyo or making material available to Tokyo residents.

Ishihara is also apparently either unaware of or dissatisfied with Japan’s current state-mandated “filtering” system for censoring the Internet access of children.

In other news, Ishihara has announced he intends to seek a fourth term as the governor of Tokyo in the upcoming gubernatorial election…

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    Avatar of VonTheCrazy
    Comment by VonTheCrazy
    23:15 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Japan is the only place that sort of thing is commonly sold." and that's one of the main reasons why it is a great country

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen, bro. Amen.

    Comment by Anonymous

    One of the FEW reasons it's such a great country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    He really sounds more and more like someone who has been brainwashed by ultra-conservative, christian moralists from the West. I wouldn't even consider him worth a second glace if he was an American/European politician. This guy has the potential to wreak havok on Anime and Hentai culture if he teams up with 'our' political leaders on issues like Internet Censorship in order to protect the youth.

    Don't underestimate this guy, and don't expect the Japanese people to do anything about him. They are as obedient and shy of confrontation as our people are lazy and afraid of change.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:03 22/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    thing is, this old dick is trying to ban the INTERNET. heads up Ishihara, but this sort of thing is global! take note that if he bans hentai and anime on the internet he'll have a good time trying to catch half the people on pixiv and deviantart, everybody who has drawn anime then posted pics, pretty much all the anime bloggers in the world.. which is quite obviously out of Tokyo's jurisdiction.

    now if they put a proxy server to keep out undesirable content like they did in our school, good luck. there are way too many ways this can be thwarted. also notice that he mentions nothing about any internet porn that has actual people in it..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 23/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    eat shit RAW!!!

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    Comment by GamefanPPG
    23:30 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The Hitler to Otakus, the name suit him perfectly.

    Avatar of Mohd Faris Mohd Fadil
    02:23 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I-shit-hara as Hitler while the Jews as otakus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Die Ishihara.

    Just... just die...

    Avatar of Gekokujou
    Comment by Gekokujou
    07:52 20/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Really Ishihara, you hate the way your own people are, you're always making life miserable for your people, why don't you just die?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 20/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Do professional assassins exist anymore?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 20/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ishihara needs to censor himself

    Avatar of PewPewPew!
    Comment by PewPewPew!
    15:33 20/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Where the hell is an angry mob when you needed one...

    Avatar of The REAL Lamberto
    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    11:26 20/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    This stupid bastard is really going batshit crazy over things he doesn't like. Let's castrate him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    He's just in his tsun~ tsun~ phase...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If 2ch could drum up $2million the rest will settle itself fully. Tangent, I find it humours that some American tv writer has an Assassin doing "Golgo 13" action for.. $2million in NCIS! At least in that episode, them fools didn't catch him and still don't know it was!!! Look out EatSHIThara, somebody out there collecting the cash~

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You would think that a country like America, "protectors of freedom," would step in like they did in Iraq over this WMD and freedom of press/speech violations.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where are you Duke Togo???

    Comment by flood
    20:54 21/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMFG I lol'd so loud the moment I read the article title, my sister looked at me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 22/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    2chan is now being targeted. Where is King Kazma? Ishihara summons Love Machine!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's 2ch when you need them?

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    Comment by Cestralisk
    15:57 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    *deep-breath* I would say that he is a visual learner but I suspect there is a greater than equal chance that he desires to avoid giving those who would vote for him what they really want and instead disguise his lack of duty with a witch hunt.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    15:21 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ishihara needs to become the first man on the sun.

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    Comment by owi2000
    07:30 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I concur 100%

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    Comment by Nymphonomicon
    15:24 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck that. Bury him alive in a tank of battery acid. Burn the burial site, salt the earth, build a bomb testing site on top of it and drop some nukes.
    It's the only way to kill a monster.

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    Comment by Alice
    23:01 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    Wow what a loser. Who he think he is? The Hitler to Otakus?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Lately I just laugh my ass off when he opens his mouth.

    Avatar of dMITIC
    Comment by dMITIC
    23:07 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    indeed he is hitler to all of us

    Avatar of VonTheCrazy
    Comment by VonTheCrazy
    23:21 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yes he is the third anti-christ, the end is nigh, repent!

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    23:37 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Do not forget that he is the Japanese version of another old, idiotic, anti-video game activist Jack Thompson.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh Jack is a way nice guy if you must compare him with Ishihara, at least Jack wasn't a racist homo+xenophob.

    Avatar of EleutheroZeroONE
    Comment by EleutheroZeroONE
    01:06 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the gloom and doom?

    You forgot the gubernatorial election?

    Two guys just threw their hats into the ring and Ishihara HAS YET to throw his!

    My money's on that Koike guy from the Japanese Communst Party.

    BTW, JCP OPPOSED the ban!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't be surprised if he was. I mean, this is the guy who tried to sue Janet Reno for assault because she put her hand on his shoulder.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here we go again.
    Lieutenant,tell my men to get ready for war.
    Its gonna be World War III soon.
    Also,fetch me a cigarette.I want to smoke.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hitler is with us:

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    Comment by Yourtime
    23:09 19/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    oh man, it's just hilarious, how much he blunder in shit XD

    Avatar of VonTheCrazy
    Comment by VonTheCrazy
    23:19 19/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "In other news, Ishihara has announced he intends to seek a fourth term as the governor of Tokyo in the upcoming gubernatorial election…" Apparently he does and intends to continue the nightmare.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 19/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    if he wins i'll blame all this shit at the jp ppl

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 19/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Ironically, the Japs opted to blame us foreigners almost exclusively for all that, instead of taking matters into their own hands like they should. Meanwhile, people in certain Middle Eastern countries are rioting and damaging property when they realize that they can get what they want that way thanks to Egypt.

    I'm not telling otakus to torch everything and kill every old man they come across. Just vote.

    Avatar of EleutheroZeroONE
    Comment by EleutheroZeroONE
    01:19 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Elections aren't set in stone, you know.

    There are others! Like that Higashikokubaru guy from Takeshi's Castle, He's the ex-governor of Miyazaki Prefecture.

    And the guy who runs the Watami restaurant chain.

    And that Koike guy from the Communist Partry.

    They're YOUNGER than Ishihara.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 19/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is one son of a bitch who probably was a product out of someone raping his mother, surely, but he's far from a loser. He imposed a law that went against so many people's wishes and got a away with it, meaning he WON! It's what's motivating him to do more, and makes US the losers. Get it straight, yo.

    I'm starting to think that Tokyo is Japan's answer to West Baltimore in The Wire, where Yakuza(dealers) has a lot of control over how you do things, politicians(Clay Davis) continue to fuck around with other people, and life still goes on.

    Also, Japan's just a nation filled with young people who are complete powerless pussies. I'd rather be in a ghetto robbing a convenience store with a loaded Magnum than some inherently retarded city where you have to be scared of what people would accuse you of, all the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ignorant dumbass. Convenience stores in the Ghetto? They have guns too ya know. Oh and for the un-educated. Ishihara, was mostlikely Funded by the yakuza as all people in power in Japan are.

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    Comment by Maigo44
    00:11 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    let's make a team called "Otaku Basterds"..
    we're gonna be doin' one thing and one thing only, kill ishithara.. don't forget to take his scalp.. Sound good?

    Comment by Anonymous

    internet is god!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    I would say to him :

    " Hey man you missed the ship , China is oversea ;) "

    Avatar of 美しい音
    Comment by 美しい音
    22:58 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *5 months from now*
    Ishihara is expecting all major Anime broadcasting channels to shut down within the next 24 hours.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:15 19/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    5 months from now
    Ishihara declares himself supreme ruler of the universe.
    Befuddled old geezer belongs in an Alzheimers unit...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months form now. Nothing will change.

    Avatar of 美しい音
    Comment by 美しい音
    23:16 19/02/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    5 months from now
    Ishihara becomes feminist

    01:06 20/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    5 months from now
    Ishihara is still a retard.

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    Comment by Gogetters
    01:48 20/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    5 months from now
    Ishihara dies from a gunshot

    Avatar of Lamberto
    Comment by Lamberto
    04:43 20/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Feminism = Equality.
    Feminism =/= Gynocentric supremecy.

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    Comment by Imyou
    04:14 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    5 months from now, Ishihara is found in the forests below Mt. Fuji (Aokigahara []), a tragic victim of a camping accident, like all the others they find down there, if you catch my drift...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months form now
    Eat-Shit-Ha-Ha will be an obsessed zealot bent on denying Japan porn aside from his own.

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    Comment by Minru
    08:16 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months from now,
    He gets burried in a coffin made out of pulped manga's donated by his victims...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months from now, Ishihara gets a heart attack. *writes in a black book*

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months from now. A group of angry otaku storm Ishihara's office and beat him to death.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months from now ishihara would say vocaloid hinders japan's music industry and bans it

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully, he isn't re-elected...

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    Comment by LDC
    03:34 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months from now
    u still mad

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    Comment by ItsDemo
    03:27 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    5 months from now
    he gets off work and starts walking to his off after his overtime work in the middle of the night with nobody around. suddenly a group of otakus ransacked him, put him in a large sack and took him to a remote location where they tortured him and raped him. then 5 months later he's addicted to the torture and can't return to his position because pictures of his torture has spread through the internet like wildfire.

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    Comment by Myballz
    02:48 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet another week or so he will start attacking Japanese Music Artist that are young and hip get ban them from Tokyo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    * 5 months from now*
    Ishihara is expecting everybody to dress appropriatly, with clothing brands pressured to get rid of scantily things

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    like kimonos and yukatas, Ishihara could make Japan into the world, well that's a bit impossible in 5 months but 5 years? now there's a possibility.

    everyone, learn Japanese quick! and make everyone wear kimonos Ishihara also No, i want more haruhi!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then he'll wonder, Why the hell is Japan's GDP decreasing rapidly

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