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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal made by an artist against a lower court ruling that found her guilty of obscenity for distributing 3D scans of her own genitalia to supporters in 2013 and 2014.

The top court's No. 1 Petty Bench turned down a claim of innocence by 48-year-old Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym "Rokudenashiko" ("Good-for-nothing girl"), that the distribution was "part of her artistic activities." She will be fined ¥400,000 ($3,740) as ordered by the lower courts.

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