Japan: Criminalization of child porn possession

Japan and Russia are the only G-8 member countries where personal possession of child pornography is not a crime. JP reports on the debate on the suggestion of criminalization of child porn possession.

4 comments

  • And why should the USA go to other countries to tell them what law to apply to its citizens?

    My view is that if they make it illegal the people who buy it will carry out their fantasies for real, you may agree with it or not, it does not matter, but don’t go to other countries to impose your views on them.

    We could also talk about why in the USA, CARTOONS of child porn are ILLEGAL, and how does it protect anyone? It doesn’t they are just being stupid like with abortion, the Iraq war and stem cell research.

  • The proliferation of child abuse images FUELS pedophilia. How do you suppose people GET their child abuse images? By abusing children, of course!

  • jb

    There are less than 1000 identified victims in the US DOJ database. They say “shucks, folks, we just dunno where all of thos poor kids are”….
    Yeah, right.
    How bout this. Get the lazy asses at work with facial recognition software, and put every school yearbook photo, every orphanage photo, every social services pic, every pic of anyone in the YOUTH ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY (can you say Orlando based companies, Brothers), and let the computers guide your craft home.

  • Suzzane, maybe the Japanese should put pressure on the USA to stop jailing their citizens and label them “sex offenders” for looking at cartoons. No wonder they are the country in the World with most people in jail per population.

    Even the British police head says people looking at child porn should not be jailed.

    Reference:
    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article2602644.ece

    Americans always telling others what is right and what not.

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