Monthly Archives: July 2012

Japanese held in U.S. over child porn / Man operated several sites selling DVDs

The U.S. Homeland Security Department has arrested a Japanese man who allegedly managed child porn sites in the United States on suspicion of violating a federal law that prohibits advertisement and possession of child pornography, according to investigative sources. The … Continue reading

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Suspected buyers of child porn face prison terms for first time in Japan

KYOTO–For the first time in Japan, police will pursue criminal charges against suspected buyers of child pornography that could lead to prison sentences. Kyoto prefectural police plan to punish four men in the prefecture under an ordinance that stipulates that … Continue reading

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‘Kendo champion’ policeman busted for child porn

YOKOHAMA — A 31-year-old police sergeant and former All-Japan Kendo Championship winner has been arrested on suspicion of violating the law against child prostitution and pornography, local police said. Kenji Shodai, a sergeant with Kanagawa Prefectural Police, stands accused of … Continue reading

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Essay by Agnes Chan

Queen Silvia of Sweden gave on June 2 an inspiring speech at the Follow-up Seminar of the World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Rio de Janeiro 2008 at the United Nations University in Tokyo.  Queen Silvia was … Continue reading

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Top court upholds man’s suspended sentence for introducing online child porn site

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a man convicted of introducing the URL of a child porn website, upholding lower court rulings that sentenced him to a suspended eight-month prison term and fined him ¥300,000, legal sources said … Continue reading

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Copyright law with teeth leaves download masses puzzled

The bill to revise the copyright law that cleared the Diet on June 20 has confused many Internet users, especially over two major changes that take effect Oct. 1. Face look: Apparent fans of Anonymous pick up litter Saturday in … Continue reading

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Child studies educator arrested on suspicion of creating child porn

An associate professor and head of a child studies department at a junior college was arrested by Yamaguchi Prefectural Police on July 10 on suspicion of creating child pornography, law enforcers said. Satoru Washioka, 37, associate professor at Aomori Akenohoshi … Continue reading

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NPA to address e-mails as part of antistalking law

The antistalking law, which came into effect in 2000, has many ineffective parts that no longer match reality, including its failure to regulate the act of sending a massive number of e-mails to victims. Amid an ever-increasing number of stalking … Continue reading

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4 arrested for alleged sale of child porn

Police arrested four men on suspicion of online distribution of DVDs containing child pornography. Websites selling such DVDs continue to operate despite the so-called content blocking system launched last year, which blocks access to websites containing child pornography. The four … Continue reading

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Internet association to add IP blocking support in battle against child porn

Increasingly nimble child porn site operators have spurred Japan’s Internet Content Safety Association (ICSA) to move to add support for IP address blocking to its initiatives, it was revealed on July 3. The ICSA — an industry association of 73 … Continue reading

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