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11 men arrested in record porn DVD bust

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Police on Monday arrested 11 men for illegal possession of pornographic DVDs. Police impounded 126,000 porn DVDs, including child porn, copying devices, and lists of 120,000 individual clients. Police said it was the biggest ever such seizure of pornographic materials in Japan.

Takahiro Oyama, 53, and 10 other men were arrested during a raid on an apartment in Itabashi on July 12. Police said the suspects made 1.5 billion yen in the past five years by selling the DVDs on the Internet and via mail order.

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man, I am in the wrong business. porn is the place to be in sukebe Japan. geez, talk about easy money.

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I guess you skipped the part about them getting arrested?

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120,000 individual clients huh? That should open up alot of government jobs in the near future! Of course now the police will be busy "closely examining the evidence!" Sick people ... sick sick sick!

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Police said it was the biggest ever such seizure of pornographic materials in Japan

i guess they haven't been to akiba lately

i'm guessing they were arrested primarily for the copying, not the actual possession. but man, 1.5 billion yen divided by 11 over 5 years... where do i sign up?

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illegal possession of pornographic DVDs? is that because of no mosaic or just because of illegal copying?

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Let's get serious. These 120,000 individual clients (at least those buying kiddy porn) should be outed and prosecuted.

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That's like the population of Machida.

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Unfortunately buying/possession of kiddy porn is not illegal in this country so its most likely a copyright infringement or mosaic issue.

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i BEG to question WHY, are these men arrested???. ITS PORN, NO MOSAIC. Japan really needs to aboloish the mosaic issue, then there will be no raids or yakuza-related peddling of porn underground, instead, the police should confiscate the kiddie porn mangas you can pick up in ANY convenience store, book shop and manga-kisa, This act of non-perverse japan has to end. Imagine all these mosaics on the videos, BUT, porn peddling on the streets, health, soapland, massage,subway chikan,upskirts,peddling panties, and other forms of perversion is rampant here.

Kiddie porn is blatant and is NOT enforced enough!!!!!. This is a SMALL issue , remove the mosaic law. end the underground peddling. Go after the kiddie pervs!!!!!

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(at least those buying kiddy porn) should be outed and prosecuted

unfortunately Japan is still the last first world country to not have any harsh kiddy porn laws. disgraceful.

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Damax6,

You must have missed the part about child pornography, apparantly these guys were kiddie pervs and supporting kiddie perv clientele. Hopefully these arrests lead to bunch more.

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Chinpira : are you sure ? Pedophile porn is not illegal (for buying or possession) ? I had already understood that Japan is one of the biggest brothels on earth (although not as much advertised for that as some other countries of the area), but what strikes me now is the perversity. Obscenity is not in the porn (which every person is free to view or not) but in the japanese society itself.

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The cops will be reviewing that evidence for a while

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Unfortunately buying/possession of kiddy porn is not illegal in this country

Yes it is.

I expect a lot of what was classed as "illegal" was under copyright law.

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These poor souls. I hope the authorities give everyone involved sufficient time to reflect and hopefully change their ways.

BAD MEN! BAD MEN!

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The lesson is that crime pays for a while but eventually you get busted and that's true no matter what you are peddling.

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Boy, many of you see a lot of gray when it comes to child porn which is quite unbelievable. Children are being abused and hurt here so don't care if you own it, buy it, or make it all are responsible for the proliferation fo it.

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Legal age is 13 in Japan:

http://www.interpol.int/public/Children/SexualAbuse/NationalLaws/csaJapan.asp

Alot of things need to be updated.

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No laws against bigotry, no laws against kiddy porn, notice the trend?

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Heck; How can Japan tolerate all this child porn.

For gods sake, kids are being abused for the pleasure of perverts.Lock them up for life and make them do hard labor.

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"and lists of 120,000 individual clients"

I can't see where it says "Japanese clients"

Let's just hope that the Japanese police share this list with other interested police around the world. Where child porn really does matter.

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imagawa: As sick as it sounds owning child porn in Japan is not illegal only distribution, selling and making. Japan really is so far behind on this issue they really need to fix this.

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what % was the kiddie porn? how many of the 120,000 are going to be sweating? The rest watching the regular stuff are just normal people.

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