Thursday, August 23, 2007 7:28 pm
Adult movie producers raided in Tokyo after showing too much
Police with search warrants raided Thursday morning several adult movie producers in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, suspected of having distributed obscene material, as well as the video industry’s self-regulatory organ Nihon Ethics of Video Association (NEVA) in Chuo Ward, which is suspected of accessory of the same crime, the Sankei Shimbun reports.
The investigation is targeting some 20 video manufacturers and distributors within the Tokyo Metropolitan area, suspected of having produced and/or sold videos containing obscene depictions of sexual organs.
After NEVA relaxed its restrictions on adult movies in June by lifting the ban on showing pubic hair, etc, the police deemed some material that had been found acceptable by NEVA’s new criteria fall under Japanese censorship laws, which forbid any commercial work to display sexual organs on film or even in print.
The police will soon hear the responsible and are currently investigating how the confiscated material should be examined.
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