Anti censorship candidate gets elected

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#1 by barfboy
2019-07-24 at 17:03
Learned about this from /a/
#2 by freshift
2019-07-24 at 17:19
Just thought to remind the people that censorship in this context is those kind of things, not those usual imagery pixelizations that are widely denounced and referred as censorship within Western audiences.
#3 by forever-here
2019-07-24 at 17:26
so what are "those kind of things"?
#4 by mqvisionary
2019-07-24 at 18:24
appealing to otakus... with how large they are in japan , I'd say this was very smart
#5 by sanahtlig
2019-07-24 at 22:50
This is Japan's equivalent of the US's House of Representatives--meaning that the influence of a single representative is minimal. By itself, this outcome means little.
#6 by bobjr2000
2019-07-25 at 01:31
I will agree with 5 that this doesn't mean much unless they actual get results, talking is easy.
#7 by tomtheerogeman
2019-07-25 at 04:19
I kind of laughed at his name, it's the Japanese equivalent of John Doe.

Apart from that good job, hope this sets a precedent.
#8 by barfboy
2019-08-01 at 16:03
I think you guys aren't seeing the bigger picture. The reason this is so important is it shows a large support among the people of Japan to stop the increased trend of censorship of anime, manga, light novels, and visual novels. That is an epic win.

One candidate may be one candidate but he is supported by the thousands that voted for him.
#9 by harleyquin
2019-08-01 at 16:27
One constituency being misconstrued as being representative of an entire voting population. Unless he finds like-minded allies in the lower House, his election is just a gimmick and he'll be voted out in the next cycle for failing to fulfil his election promises.
#10 by sanahtlig
2019-08-02 at 12:30
Every stance has *a* constituency.

In any case, Japan is traditionally anti-censorship. That's why we even have a nearly unfettered eroge industry. Even after the Rapelay scandal, the government punted on direct regulation. Japan continues to resist pro-censorship initiatives in the UN. These are far more convincing than the election of a single House member.Last modified on 2019-08-02 at 12:42


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