Police in Osaka have arrested a 79-year-old man on suspicion of selling DVDs with obscene content in the Airin district in Nishinari Ward.
According to police, Tatsumo Ikeyama was arrested at around 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday for selling pornographic DVDs, Kyodo News reported. Police said Ikeyama opened a stall and was selling the DVDs for 200 yen each.
Police said they warned Ikeyama to stop selling porn DVDs on Aug 31. During a crackdown on Wednesday, police found Ikeyama in possession of 290 porn DVDs. They are also questioning him about where he obtained the DVDs.© Japan Today
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Elderly man, trying to survive in a rough area selling outdated tech to similar elderly who can't even access smartphones, targeted by hard-working police in "crackdown".
New at 11.
I would like to believe this is the real reason for the arrest, to get a hold of a possible bigger distributor and not just an old guy selling things for 200yen.
Selling porn DVDs at 6:45 am on a Wednesday………man, that’s dedication.
You make that money, girl!
If he had been selling them someplace else would that be OK?
Perhaps he just selling his own collection, he is old enough where he lived where there's no restriction to blur certain part of actor/actress body.
The J-cops might be better off stopping real crime for a change-how about riding the late night trains once in a while?
Always worth checking stuff like this, especially at such a cheap price. If they are released titles rather than home made, then they may be quite rare.
Given their content, porn films have low survival rates. They are usually binned after the owner expires rather than sold.
Cops : Why are you selling these DVDs at this early hour?
Ikeyama : Cause everyday I'm hustlin'! Everyday I'm hustlin'! Don't hate the playa, hate the game, son!
Cops : ....................................what?
Cops waisting more of our money.
Is this banned content, like with removed mosaics? Because Japan has a thriving and legal porn industry, and I see old titles on DVDs and VCRs in second-hand stores.
Hopefully he’s charged with ripping people off by making them pay for something they can get on the Internet for free.
At almost 80 he finally lost interest... must have been single all his life!
Not uncommon to see Japanese pornographic DVDs and videos sold at temple and shrine flea markets over my years in Osaka. Is this where the guy was selling them?
Not clear what the crime here is. Porn is legal.
The people of Osaka must feel relieved to know that this hardened criminal will no longer be able to compete with other purveyors of porn, thanks to their fearless, diligent and vigilant police force!
exactly. And if the issue is no mosaic may I direct the cops to pornhub, pornzog, youporn, porntube, and even dailymotion- all that have uncensored porn with tons of different fetishes. all accessible from their sumafon
The more likely reason is it was an easy arrest, and makes it look like they're doing their job.
That is dedication. But I can’t remember the last time I actually used a dvd player. Laptops don’t even have the drives anymore. Really makes no sense when you can watch any and every freaky niche porn genre online with the click of a button for free. As others have said though the arrest probably has more to do with how he acquired the dvd’s rather than selling them.
It's free on the web.
People should go for a walk around Nishinari. I used to do charity work there. It is a real eye opener for those who are lucky enough to earn ¥200,000+ a month.
people there are friendly, and have pride. But society has forgotten them.
Quite funny news! There is a Netflix series The Naked Director, about the Japanese porn videos industry that started with video tapes. Poor man, retirement pension is so low that obliges him to sell accessible entertainment videos to offline people that cannot afford to pay for expensive internet access .
Big dogs gotta eat!
Ever been to kabukicho?
Gotta have a reason to get out of bed every day.
Who cares as long as all the actresses are 18 and older.
If not, then throw him in prison and throw away the key.
Victmless crime! Let 'em go! Let 'em go!
The guy can't afford Private care, and when doing nothing wrong, the Government doesn't care, but now, perhaps the Government will care for him ? The irony of it all ! I feel sorry for the old Kodger.