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Japanese National Police Investigating Games

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the can't-be-good dept.

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Gamasutra reports that, like here in the states, Japanese games are coming under increased scrutiny by law-enforcement and politicians. From the article: "Japan's National Police Agency is currently investigating the effects playing video games and watching anime have on children. Currently being led by former deputy governor of Tokyo, Yutaka Takehana, the police-sponsored group met on April 10 in Tokyo to discuss topics such as violent video games and sexual content on the internet."

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Why only now? (1, Interesting)

TwilightSentry (956837) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132728)

Yay! First comment!

Really, I'm surprised something like this didn't happen sooner; I wonder if any part has to do with making Japanise sites and games more "US-friendly?"

Re:Why only now? (4, Funny)

Rei (128717) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132960)

I doubt this investigation is going to go anywhere. The video game players will undoubtedly hold off the police by wielding gigantic swords the size of their body, while the anime fans will draw mallets out of nowhere to hit them over the head with. I certainly wouldn't be in the Japanese police during such an investigation.

Re:Why only now? (1)

Dorceon (928997) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133004)

...especially because they're only packing 5-shot revolvers. That's nowhere near enough firepower in a nation with such low levels of violent crime.

Re:Why only now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15134030)

That's why they need to hire some backup [megatokyo.com] .

I want a rent-to-own-a-zilla of my own :)

Re:Why only now? (1)

ultranova (717540) | more than 8 years ago | (#15135215)

The video game players will undoubtedly hold off the police by wielding gigantic swords the size of their body, while the anime fans will draw mallets out of nowhere to hit them over the head with.

You didn't mention what the hentai freaks will do. Then again, it might be for the best ;).

...Altought I have to point out how much more effective pulling hammers out of nowhere comes when you have 100+ tentacles to swing them with simultaneously.

This just in.... (5, Funny)

Scorpion265 (650012) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132765)

Due to a misunderstanding, massive ammounts of bleach have been pulled from store shelves due to a recent ban passed down from the tokyo police.

Re:This just in.... (1)

rich_r (655226) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133210)

Once again, my mod points used up just before I end up choking on my beer. Is there no justice?

Re:This just in.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133420)

I dont get it. Can you explain please?

Re:This just in.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133456)

Bleach is Also the name of a cartoon.

Re:This just in.... (1)

ultranova (717540) | more than 8 years ago | (#15134970)

Once again, my mod points used up just before I end up choking on my beer. Is there no justice?

Yes, Great Justice. And all your bases are belong to it.

Re:This just in.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133573)

I don't get it, what does bReach have to do with this?

Re:This just in.... (1)

Scorpion265 (650012) | more than 8 years ago | (#15144165)

Bleach is a violent japanese anime. :D

Watching anime? (0)

Bob Cat - NYMPHS (313647) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132788)

Why the hell didn't they investigate BEFORE I watched Speed Racer and Gigantor?!?

I've been scarred for life!

Gotta catch 'em all (2, Funny)

Kawahee (901497) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132796)

Thank God somebody is doing something about these violent videogames! Thanks to violent videogames, I've murdered 0 people, and am on a degenerative track to murder another 0 more by the end of my gaming life.

In summary, it's all personal responsibility:

  Remember, here in the U.S.A, we have reached a new age.
  NOBODY is responsible for their own actions.
  Remember that.
  Holy shit! I killed somebody! Bob made me do it!
  Bob: Joe made me do it!
  Joe: I blame the media!
  Media: Videogames.
  Videogames: Personal responsibility?
  Personal Responsibility:

On the bright side (1)

iridium_ionizer (790600) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133209)

At least there's one criminal [chron.com] who is willing to accept personal responsibility.

Wrong logic (1)

LKM (227954) | more than 8 years ago | (#15141066)

The fact that people are looking for causes for crime does not mean that those who commit the crime aren't responsible.

I am sure... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15132832)

...that the japan police are having alot of fun 'investigating' the effects video games have on players. Specifically testing to see what impact a 3 hour, 4 player, smash brothers melee session has on player.

In the course of their investigation... (1)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132873)

I hope that the one and only conclusion reached is that the censorship needs to be removed from depictions of naughty bits.

I can dream, can't I?

Please no (0, Redundant)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133371)

It is this censorship that has "forced" some japanese to be more inventive when it comes to making porn. Rather then just a closeup that would make a gynecologist wince they have instead got to think about a setup. A story if you like.

Granted some japanese porn still has closeups wich results in one big censored screen but it is offset by the absolutly weird stuff the companies like Soft in Demand come up with.

For instance their Deep Kiss series is totally hot yet has no censorship. Because it doesn't have any nudity. Thats right. Porn with no nudity. ONLY in Japan!

On a more serious note. A lot of japanese porn seems to obsess with rape. Offcourse the only way I know about it is because westerners share it via torrents so it is hardly limited to the west BUT I can imagine that someone in japan is worried about it.

In the game section too there are plenty of rape games. Games the make GTA seem very tame indeed.

The problem is that even if these violent games do have an effect on people what are you going to do? Plenty of stuff affects people badly. Religion is one. Just check all the holy wars we have and been having. Lots of people get in trouble because of alcohol as well.

Yet do we ban religion or booze? No.

We accept the price of some people being unable to deal with it as worth paying so the majority can maintain their freedom.

Then again alcohol is moderated and the church (at least in the west) is kept on a tight leash. Perhaps it is time to accept that games should be controlled as well. You know with like an age limit system so violent/sexual games can only be legally bought by people of the right age.

Oh that already exists?

Part of me is horrified by the notion of restricting free speech. Just replace "game" with "book" and most people would be very upset if you started banning fiction based on content.

On the other hand, what kind of person plays a rape sim anyway? Well me offcourse, else how would I know about them, but only once and then I just stayed the fuck away. Still I am not likely to rape in real life (oh okay since I am a nerd even a teenage girl could beat me up) even after playing.

In europe the driving license laws are being upgraded to be the same across the EU. One of the changes is that now all the countries will have a limit as to what class of motorcycle you can drive depending on your age (and a bit on how much experience you got).

It is in reaction to the "problem" of young people getting on powerfull bikes and killing themselves.

Strangely it is not much of a problem. First of all the accidents are rare since powerfull bikes are very very expensive and very hard to drive when drunk (you fall over wich is embarrising but rarely lethal).

The accidents that do happen are solo. Meaning the idiot eh sorry young biker kills himself and noone else. So who gives a hit. Evolution in action.

Yet to curb this limited problem personal freedom is sacrificed. Yet powerfull cars are not limited. Yet these do cause far more deaths often NOT of the young driver causing the accident.

Strange eh. Cars driving by the majority are unregulated, motor cycles NOT being driving by the majority are regulated.

Games make people violent. This is a fact.

Soccer matches make lots more people violent. So violent city centers have to be closed off by the police as soccer fans rampage through the streets.

Games played by a "minority" are regulated. Soccer watched by a majority is not.

I am getting a HUGE flash of insight here. Could it be that politcians are only intrested in regulating/banning stuff that is NOT seen to be enjoyed by a majority?

Perhaps not, it is too simple BUT I do think that going after games is too easy an answer. Not that I got an answer. Live is a bitch.

Re:Please no (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133659)

> Games make people violent. This is a fact.

Jane, you ignorant slut. Who'd you have to sleep with to get that information?

Re:Please no (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15135537)

Are you feeling alright laddie?

You people joke, but... (5, Insightful)

Valdrax (32670) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132897)

The Japanese are viewed by many Americans as all lovers of anime, video games, and all the other "pop" culture things that we love to import from them. However, the truth is much different.

Anime & video games in Japan is largely split into two different groups:
1) For kids and shown on public TV.
2) For geeks and loners and shown on subscription channels and direct to video shows.

The average adult attitude about adults that spend a lot of time watching anime & video games is very dim thanks to widely publicized crimes by loners over the past two decades. These isolated incidents are basically the equivalent of the D&D killings in the 80s, Columbine, etc. over here and have resulted in a very similar attitude in the Japanese public about the otaku. While there's little religious fundamentalist opposition to the fan service, porn, and violence in adult targetted anime, the mainstream public still views it as unseemly and regards fans with suspicion.

I'm personally surprised they haven't launched an investigation sooner.

Re:You people joke, but... (3, Insightful)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133084)

You're correct and incorrect at the same time. Watching anime and playing games isn't looked down on at all, it's considered normal for everyone untill they hit 14-15, at which time they more or less force their kids at knife point to be working on school work 7 days a week for 23 hours a day.

Being anti social is where the "problem" lays. Japan has a very 1984ish look on people being on their own. Everyone should be with others and constantly be doing something constructive, if you arn't you must be "one of them outsiders" and you get weird looks and such.

Plus in Japan you work to the bone and you accept it. That's how the society is and always will be.. but watching anime or playing games isn't looked down on, it's the fact that you arn't at work and arn't around people/in a social club that is.

Re:You people joke, but... (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133164)

Plus in Japan you work to the bone and you accept it.

According to the Aussies, Japanese only work 45 hours more on average than Americans [investaustralia.gov.au] . (PDF warning...) According to the wall street journal, from 1970 to 2002, the hours worked by the Japanese fell 16.6% while the hours worked by Americans rose 20% [typepad.com] . (Info linked from a blog that draws from a WSJ article, because WSJ requires login.)

How long before we're working more hours than the Japanese?

Re:You people joke, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133381)

According to the Aussies, Japanese only work 45 hours more on average than Americans.

I don't know about you but an extra 45 hours a week would be awful hard. Dem Japanese are crazy workers.

Re:You people joke, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15134456)

Hahaha. You are so funny. I wish I could make smartarse comments just like you.

Oh, and in case you were being serious, in which case I apologise for calling you a smartarse (you are just terminally stupid instead), the report was talking about per-year figures, although he appears to be wrong - it appears to be more like 100 hours per year, which is still less than 20 minutes per day.

Interestingly, the laid-back Aussies work longer than either Japan or the USA. It looks like the Koreans are "the new Japanese" as far as work goes. Their figures are insane.

Re:You people joke, but... (2, Interesting)

JolieBlanc (672699) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133436)

14-15 is where the final year of junior high school becomes 'exam study crazy time', really. It's less about anime/games becoming frowned upon than it is the kids just don't have time for them anymore.

What usually happens about that time is that kids convert over from more private comic book reading/game playing to more social game playing, as they start to have more freedom from their parents as soon as they hit high school. So it's less about the latest Final Fantasy and more about taiko games and print club at the local amusement plex. There are varying degrees of manga, though, and those -do- continue to be acceptable through all ages, more or less; but you're expected to have a book cover on your manga so nobody knows what you're reading. (Then again, this is the country where it's entirely fine for a middle-aged guy to be reading porn mags on the train. Happens all the time.)

In the last decade or so there was a big shift in Japanese educational attitudes, largely due to kids dropping dead from stress in their schooling years. Believe it or not, it's a lot more relaxed than it used to be, and I know plenty of 20-something Japanese people who sort of float along at part time jobs and spend most of their time on their art/band/hobbies. Some are supported by their parents, but some live in tiny little apartments on their own, since property prices have taken a dive from the all-time highs of the late 80s-early 90s. It happens.

Anime, maybe, but you forget Manga (2, Interesting)

gullevek (174152) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133629)

Everyday millions of Manga Comics are sold. On 20 people, 15 are reading and at least 5 of those are reading Mangas. Thats an everyday thing. And those Mangas reach from ... to ... (put in your own ideas). So it can happen that the guy next to you reads a nice tentakel manga. Quite funny actually (from a western point of view).

Re:Anime, maybe, but you forget Manga (1)

kamapuaa (555446) | more than 8 years ago | (#15134368)

Everyday millions of Manga Comics are sold. On 20 people, 15 are reading and at least 5 of those are reading Mangas. Thats an everyday thing. And those Mangas reach from ... to ... (put in your own ideas). So it can happen that the guy next to you reads a nice tentakel manga. Quite funny actually (from a western point of view).

Bullshit...out of 20 people, at least half of them are playing with their cell phones. You rarely see adults reading manga in public, and when you do it's always obvious creeps or weirdos.

Re:Anime, maybe, but you forget Manga (1)

gullevek (174152) | more than 8 years ago | (#15134824)

well, to be honest, thats not true. I ride every morning the train to work, and those people in my train do not play with their cell phones. Thats for school kids & students. Most older people read books & newspapers (newspapers mostly in the morning) and of course manga. And yes I see at least 1/4th of them reading Manga. I am not blind, thought I am reading myself in the train too.

Not really. I didn't mention it deliberately. (1)

Valdrax (32670) | more than 8 years ago | (#15135556)

So it can happen that the guy next to you reads a nice tentakel manga. Quite funny actually (from a western point of view).

I deliberately didn't mention manga because it's treated differently -- supposedly, anyway. I'm beginning to suspect that that's another Western myth about Japan too.

I didn't see more than about four people reading manga on public transit when I was there for three weeks back in 2000, and I never saw anyone doing anything with porn except in the creepy otaku shops in Akihabara. I suspect that while manga is more respected there than comics here that it's not nearly as respected as you might think (with the same sort of prohibitions against enjoying frivolous kid's entertainment and fetishized adult products), and I'm absolutely positive that anyone reading porn in public would be just as ostracized there as here.

The Japanese do love to read in public, but it's almost always novels, newspapers, and text messages as far as I could tell from my time in Sendai with a couple of weekends in Tokyo.

Re:Not really. I didn't mention it deliberately. (1)

gullevek (174152) | more than 8 years ago | (#15137419)

Well, I might add that I live here in Japan for more than three years and I tride the train to work everyday. I live in an average area, which means I have all the average japanese people around me and manga is treated equal. Nobody will look strange if someone is reading it. Yes its true, that the manga readers are more younger people (20ish) and more lower educated people (eg not working as "salery man"). But they are there, and they are not so little.

True is, that most japanese people read normal books. I would say good 70% to 75% are doing this. The rest is reading any kind of newspaper or Manga. You see newspaper readers mostly in the morning, journals mostly in the evening, but you see that rare. Most manga readers in the morning are young salery man. In the evening I can't say, I see less, but going home is different than going to work.

But let me tell you, it might be _very_ different depending where people live. If someone stayes in Roppongi or similar areas, you will see none, or almost no manga readers at all. If you live more outside, where the average japanese person is living, this whole thing is very different. Thats just my guess to that.

Re:You people joke, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15135477)

While there's little religious fundamentalist opposition to the fan service, porn, and violence in adult targetted anime, the mainstream public still views it as unseemly and regards fans with suspicion.
I think after a certain age it is considered "odd" if you aren't making use of Soaplands and Love Hotels rather than spending all your time on imaginary stuff. (Oh, and no you aren't supposed to flaunt your use of such things.)

Because as we know.. (1)

bigattichouse (527527) | more than 8 years ago | (#15132907)

Because we all know the world was peaceful and tolerant before PONG started the downfall of civilization.

Re:Because as we know.. (1)

UnderDark (869922) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133162)

Let us not forget ZORK, from the time before non-ascii-art graphics!

Re:Because as we know.. (1)

Seta (934439) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133223)

Yes! How dare they create such a violent game where the user has fun *beating* a *poor*, *defenseless* *BALL* only to be *smashed* by the opposing paddle right back at the abuser! The horror I say! Won't someone please think of the children!? ...and it gets worse! The ball wasn't even round! It was *square*! Pointy edges! (end sarcasm)

Re:Because as we know.. (1)

mgabrys_sf (951552) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133364)

Yes but we all know - if they could have played video games - Hitler, Mao, Stalin and Pol-Pot would all be hardcore Grand Theft Auto and Doom players with their crazy mad skillz.

And I emphasise "crazy" and "mad".

---

"But think of the children!" - To hell with that? Who do you take me for - Michael Jackson? - you pervert!? I'm not thinking about anyone's kids thank you very much - sicko!

It's about time! (-1, Flamebait)

Ohreally_factor (593551) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133008)

It's pretty clear that in the US there is a correlation between mental retardation and viewing imported anime.

Re:It's about time! (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133188)

You do realize that if it's not from Japan, it's not anime, right? It's pretty hard to watch non-imported anime in the US :P

Re:It's about time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133261)

That's just because he saw some once, and is now a little dumber for having done so.

AAAAAAAAAAKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRR RRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Re:It's about time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133739)

You must be new here.

It goes a-little somethin' like this:

KANEDA! TETSUO! KAANEEDAA! TEETSUUOOO! KAAAANEEEEDAAAAA!

Re:It's about time! (1)

Ohreally_factor (593551) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133394)

Do you consider Gennedy Tartakovsky to be Japanese?

Re:It's about time! (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133672)

Actually, I consider him to be someone I had never heard of before I read your comment. And none of the films he's involved with [imdb.com] are anime however entertaining they may be.

Re:It's about time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133964)

ignorant bastard: Astro Boy

Re:It's about time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133693)

You do realize that anime is merely the romanized word for animation, or animeshon, right? Got to love western society furthering the nihonjinron.

Re:It's about time! (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133915)

While I do understand that, it doesn't change the fact that the definition of the word today is understood to be japanese animation. That has been true at the very least as long as I've been aware of anime, which has been since I was about ten or eleven. Granted, that's not an amazingly long time ago, and anime was around before I was, but that doesn't change anything.

Re:It's about time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15134695)

I wish I could live in a universe that is approximately the space between my ears.

to say Japanese Anime / Animation is to mean that it is animation from Japan. Anime is merely animation. I suspect you have bought fully into the concept that the culture of Japan owns a drawing style. That is invented tradition and is buying into the nihonjinron.

Re:It's about time! (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 8 years ago | (#15134449)

So Lolita is a Russian novel?

Seriously... (3, Funny)

iridium_ionizer (790600) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133158)

Don't the Japanese National Police have bigger [totalmedia.com] problems [darkhorizons.com] to deal with.

Wonder what they'll find (1)

AK__64 (740022) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133338)

It will be interesting to see some findings. In America, gamers accept as fact that games have no effect on our personal willingness to commit violence, based on common sense (not studies).

Are the people doing the "examination" unbiased enough to find significant, new data that clearly shows one way or the other? And if so, can that data be found true here in the US as well? Keep us posted...

Re:Wonder what they'll find (1)

ultranova (717540) | more than 8 years ago | (#15135033)

It will be interesting to see some findings. In America, gamers accept as fact that games have no effect on our personal willingness to commit violence, based on common sense (not studies).

Well, I read manga, watch anime, including lots and lots and lots of hentai (including lolicon), and I've yet to kill or even seriously maim anyone. Except, of course, the agents of Chitauri in human disguise, but they are trying to exterminate us all so it's perfectly justified.

Seriously, if you spend all your time playing games, reading manga and watching anime, when are you going to have the time to go out to beat up little old ladies, and with what muscles ? And if you've read Ranma, do you dare even think of attacking little old ladies ?-)

Personally, though, anime is making me tempted to learn robotics and build my own anatomically correct android catgirl maid... Guess that would be one way to increase interest towards science and technology among the teenagers ;).

Re:Wonder what they'll find (1)

sonamchauhan (587356) | more than 8 years ago | (#15136880)

From http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id =0100000094LG [sci-tech-today.com] [sci-tech-today.com] :
 
  Watching too much violent TV and playing too many violent video games takes a toll on children's social and physical development, researchers report.
"We found that the more TV they watch, the less time they spend with their friends," says researcher David S. Bickham, a research scientist at the Center on Media and Child Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. However, "this relationship really only holds true for violent TV," he adds.
 
Another study found that violent video games appear to instill poor attitudes in children when it comes to their own health, while promoting risky behaviors. A third report found that mature-rated video games often include explicit sexual imagery and language content not included on warning labels

 
  http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscou t/2006/04/03/hscout531930.html [forbes.com] [forbes.com]
 
  TV and Video-Game Violence Harms Kids
 
MONDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Watching too much violent TV and playing too many violent video games takes a toll on children's social and physical development, researchers report.
 

 
  http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/loca l/14256547.htm [kansascity.com] [kansascity.com]
 
  Studies link media to modern ills
By ALAN BAVLEY
The Kansas City Star
 
Media and Children | Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association
 
"We are conducting an ongoing, uncontrolled experiment on this generation in terms of media exposure and potential future behavioral and physical consequences, and it seems unopposed by the media industry and most parents."
-- Donald Shifrin, American Academy of Pediatrics
 

Tentacles... (1)

DangerSteel (749051) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133354)

Do NOT censor my tentacles.... But I bet they will.

So what are they doing about H (1)

eamonman (567383) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133562)

I dunno, how are they going to crack down a whole genere of games? Or I guess they don't find ecchina koto very bad. Or are they only cracking down on GTA-like violence.

Tokyo Metropolitan Police has Pipo-kun ... (1)

gullevek (174152) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133645)

... I really can't take them so serious anymore. [warning, freaky midi music, official goverment page] http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/sikumi/pipo/pi po.htm [tokyo.jp]

Re:Tokyo Metropolitan Police has Pipo-kun ... (1)

Frozen Void (831218) | more than 8 years ago | (#15133806)

User-friendliness

Re:Tokyo Metropolitan Police has Pipo-kun ... (1)

Zantetsuken (935350) | more than 8 years ago | (#15136260)

if anything, these are the types of things that gaming and anime effect society in Japan the most - everything has to be some hello-kitty-ish animation or printed sign - from what I hear even the military signs are hello-kitty-ish... just goes to show how violent they could get if they really wanted - in other words, a helluva lot... would you trust somebody that has a cute furry little animal with an assault rifle telling you not to enter a nuclear power plant?

Re:Tokyo Metropolitan Police has Pipo-kun ... (1)

gullevek (174152) | more than 8 years ago | (#15137422)

Yeah, they all got their icon figures. It's just amazing.

I'm not a bit suprised.... (1)

ShyGuy91284 (701108) | more than 8 years ago | (#15134101)

I've downloaded a dozen or so random first episodes of anime over the past couple days, and their ecchi content was rather high.... It seems wrong this stuff is probably shown normally on TV....

Re:I'm not a bit suprised.... (1)

Frozen Void (831218) | more than 8 years ago | (#15134639)

TV is not a monastery.

Re:I'm not a bit suprised.... (1)

Zantetsuken (935350) | more than 8 years ago | (#15136287)

that and when people dont get so uptight about a guy falling over into some lady's boobs, it just might be that less people find it (sexually) arousing... or maybe its people dont find it arousing with the result that control-freak relious people //++ soccer moms dont freak out about it (like they do here in the US)

It's not shown on "normal" tv... (1)

ureshii_akuma (745410) | more than 8 years ago | (#15142325)

The more adult and ecchi shows are typically shown on A) subscription channels and B) shown at 2am in the morning. Think of what is on Cinemax after midnight.

Odd priority (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 8 years ago | (#15182170)

Japanese Police force should investigate and root out the yakuza that have infiltrated every aspect of their community first. Yakuza has power in japan ranging in a spectrum of fields from fast food stands to big corporations, and politics. They are a much more harmful factor than any anime or video game could ever be. At least, kids do not have semi automatic weapons en masse.
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  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>