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Entrepreneur Lee Hee-tae at his office in Seoul. Lee had planned South Korea's largest sex festival in April, but the two-day event was banned by authorities following a backlash by local rights groups.
May 30, 2024
Pervert or pioneer? The entrepreneur trying to get South Korea into porn
The South Korean adult content industry produces around 2,000 adult movies a year, compared with Tokyo's 2,000 a day $36.5-billion-dollar behemoth.
Plaintiff Miyuki Ariga (left) speaks at a news conference along with her lawyer, Yoshitomo Morohashi, after filing a lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 13, 2024
Japanese stripper bids to have her porn movies taken off internet
Having the porn videos in which she featured available to be streamed online causes damage to her image as an artist and dancer now, Miyuki Ariga says.
Elon Musk, X's owner, has been open about his belief that X should carry almost all content that isn’t illegal.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 29, 2024
Elon Musk’s X is testing ‘adult content’ groups for users
Openly offering "NSFW” groups may be another way for X to try to differentiate itself from other mainstream social networking services.
Taylor Swift attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 7.
Jan 27, 2024
Outrage over deepfake porn images of Taylor Swift
One image of the U.S. megastar was seen 47 million times on X, the former Twitter, before it was removed Thursday.
Erena So is the first woman from Hong Kong to break into Japan's adult video industry.
Jan 25, 2024
Hong Kong actress breaks barriers as first in Japan's adult video market
In her conservative hometown, Erena So's choice to pursue a career in sex work in Japan is being seen as a challenge to authority.
An out-of-work porn director (Go Ayano, right) goes on a drunken trip down memory lane with one of his dead lover’s former partners (Tasuku Emoto, left) in “A Spoiling Rain.”
Nov 2, 2023
‘A Spoiling Rain’: A boozy, rueful requiem for love and porn
Based on a novella, Haruhiko Arai’s drama keeps the melancholy core of its source material but expands it into a personal ode to the erotic film industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2023
Teens made up 44.1% of Japan child-porn offenders in 2022: police
Experts say the increase may be due to the prevalence of smartphones, with approximately 40% of victims tricked or threatened into sending nude photos of themselves through social media.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2022
‘Goodbye, Bad Magazines’: A sympathetic eulogy to adult entertainment
Shoichi Yokoyama's lighthearted romp offers an inside view of the collapse of Japan's pornography industry, but sidesteps some of the trickier ethical issues.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2022
Visa must face claim it profited from Pornhub video of child
The company says the decision raises questions about the liability payments firms could shoulder as they handle billions of transactions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 9, 2022
Victims speak up as Japan moves to protect young people lured into porn
Some women have detailed the abuses they suffered in the industry, hoping new legislation will be a 'first step' toward ending exploitation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 27, 2022
Bill to protect people forced to appear in porn passes Japan's Lower House
The bill requires an interval of at least a month between the signing of the contract and filming, and the contract can be canceled within one year of a video's release.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2021
In first, Chiba man arrested for defamation over obscene video of female athlete
It was the first time Japanese police have applied the charge of defamation to the sharing online of sexualized photos and videos taken of athletes nonconsensually.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 11, 2021
Japan porn site operator arrested after posting female athletes' images on website
Widespread sharing of photos and videos taken of female athletes, often without their knowledge and in a sexualized context, has been garnering attention as a social problem.
Japan Times
Dec 6, 2020
OnlyFans is a billion-dollar media giant hiding in plain sight
While OnlyFans is closely associated with adult models, more traditional celebrities are turning to the platform.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2020
Domestic violence cases in Japan reached new high in 2019
Police investigated a record number of domestic violence cases in Japan in 2019, marking the 16th consecutive year of increase, an official report showed Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 17, 2019
Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide
Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold videos for digital cash.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 17, 2019
Japan eyes stronger law to protect women from sexual exploitation
The welfare ministry is considering crafting a new law to strengthen the protection of women, including schoolgirls, from sexual exploitation, according to sources.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Sep 12, 2019
With 'The Naked Director,' Japan scores a global Netflix hit
Netflix series 'The Naked Director' has been a runaway hit, with a second series announced shortly after the first began streaming. But not everyone is a fan.
Aug 2, 2019
South Korean petition to ban imports of sex dolls forces government response
A petition calling for a ban on importing life-size sex dolls into South Korea has gathered nearly a quarter of a million signatures as of Friday, passing a threshold that requires the president's office to respond to the matter.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2019
Pornography concerns prompt Indian court to ban downloads of Chinese video app TikTok
The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available on Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer ByteDance Technology’s efforts to tap users in a key market.


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