Japan to ban upskirting, non-consensual sexual videos for first time

Source: yahoo.com 5/2/23

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.

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Is the male-focused version of this called “downpanting”? 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

(Yeah, I should probably get out more.)

Last edited 4 months ago by David🔱

Yahoo comments are all over the place. Some are amusing. What gets me is that some people are unaware that they already have these laws in the US, and they’re much more severe. Where do they think Japan got the idea from? Upskirting can get you prison time in some states. People need to be made more aware that government bodies are wasting scarse resources and millions of dollars on pursuing non contact offenders