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Regarding the Media Mix column headlined “Vagina trial: more absurd than obscene” in the May 29 edition, I am wondering if the defense or anyone else pointed out or questioned all of the millions upon millions of gigabytes of pornographic film data before having the mosaic added to it.

Clearly this “raw” data should be treated similarly to artist Megumi Igarashi’s 3-D printer data in that it must be passed to editors or mosaic specialists.

Why are there not thousands upon thousands of pornographers fined for every single video ever made in which both male and female genitals were filmed? Japan is one of the top two or three porn-producing countries in the world, so it is no secret that there is a never ending amount of this “illegal” data that exists prior to post-production.

These companies also sell these videos online without adding the mosaics. If they are not fined for every single video made, how can Igarashi, otherwise known as Rokudenashiko, be fined for sharing less obscene images of herself in a much more controlled or limited fashion?

Lastly, there are sex toys that are marketed as having been made from 3-D models of the nether regions of adult film stars here in Japan. Why has there not been a crackdown on these as well?

The hypocrisy is amazing.

MATT CHURCHILL
NISHITOKYO, TOKYO

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

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