Jun 23, 2016

Japan's porn industry apologizes over coercion claims

Japan’s multibillion-dollar pornographic industry has issued a formal apology and promised change in response to allegations that women have been forced to perform sex acts on film against their will. The move comes after the arrest this month of three talent scouts accused of ...

Graphic designer found guilty of child pornography in Japan

Mar 16, 2016

Graphic designer found guilty of child pornography in Japan

A 55-year-old graphic designer from Gifu has been found guilty of child pornography offenses in the first such ruling relating to computer graphics. The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Akashi Takahashi to one year in prison, suspended for three years, and ordered a ...

Japan's porn industry preys on young women: activists

Mar 4, 2016

Japan's porn industry preys on young women: activists

Japanese women are being exploited and abused in Japan’s multibillion-dollar pornographic film industry, rights advocates have said, calling on authorities to strengthen laws to protect them. Pornography is widely available in Japan, where some actresses become well known enough to appear on mainstream TV ...

Jan 24, 2016

Adult entertainment turning to virtual reality to ensure its future

Just ask Anna Lee: Woody Allen’s Orgasmatron, his futuristic vision of self-initiated sex from the 1973 movie “Sleeper,” has finally become a reality — virtual reality, that is. Lee, president of Holofilm Productions of Vancouver, British Columbia, stood on the exhibition floor of the ...