The upper house voted Wednesday to approve the law, which was passed by the lower house earlier this month. It allows a grace period of one year for people owning such materials to dispose of them. The law was first proposed in May as an amendment to an earlier law that banned production and distribution of child pornography but not ownership of such materials. Pictures of children as young as toddlers posed in sexually suggestive ways are easily found online in Japan. According to humantrafficking. Police say widespread use of smart phones has aided the distribution of pornographic images of children.
A year-old graphic designer from Gifu has been found guilty of child pornography offenses in the first such ruling relating to computer graphics. Presiding Judge Takahiro Mikami said the technical sophistication of the images suggested they had been created based on nude photographs, describing them as nearly identical to original images. The court reportedly found that three of the 34 graphics violated the Act on Punishment of Activities Relating to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. The defendant said he would immediately appeal the ruling, claiming that the images depicting an imaginary character he had created were nothing but pieces of art. Click to enlarge.
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