Japanese lawmakers will be introducing a bill against upskirting and taking sexually exploitative images or videos of others without consent.
The bill banning “photo voyeurism” was submitted in the Japanese Diet, the national legislature of the country, to prevent individuals from taking surreptitious photographs in a sexually exploitative nature.
The bill, which is set to be the country’s first law against taking sexually explicit photos and videos, is part of Japan’s sex crimes overhaul, which also expands the definition of rape. It is expected to be passed in June.
The new bill will also prohibit the distribution and possession of photographs of someone’s genitals without their consent and will criminalize taking photos of people being manipulated into sexual positions without their knowledge.