Japan has done a brilliant job of maintaining a squeaky-clean image to the world in spite of its past sins. Looking at articles about Japan today, you would be completely stumped that such a wonderful, loving people could have enslaved vast numbers of women to sex slavery. Make no mistake, Japan has a dark side that is now destroying it’s own population.
Thanks to Hokusai’s famous octopus drawing, Japanese pornography is famous around the world for being peculiarly disgusting–daring to go where no one else dares to go. That being said, child pornography is absolutely rampant in Japan and was only recently outlawed in 2014. Since then there have been a record high number of arrests, but it’s still only scratching the surface of a deeply rooted problem.
It’s frightening to think that without the international pressure of Human Rights Now (HRN) to ban child pornography, Japan would have never bothered to get around to it. Especially when it comes to comic book images (manga), the argument remains that because a child is not actually being harmed in real life, that the depiction of such things is acceptable. Some even go so far as to say that this kind of material is a good outlet for people with paedophilic tendencies. These people would do well to read the final interview of Ted Bundy before his execution as he explains the end road of pornography–death.
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. (Proverbs 5:3-5)
Japan’s lax attitude toward child pornography is infuriating. These sick people (and it is a sickness) are allowed to operate in the open and are not stopped. If they are bold in coming forward, we need to be even more bold in coming forward to fiercely condemn their heinous acts. (Warning: Graphic Link) One of the most popular forms of pornography in Japan today is Chakuero. This is a blatant use of children for sexual purposes, but because the children are not “fully nude,” it doesn’t count as illegal. HRN is making a big push to ban this disgusting practice, but police are hesitant to prosecute anybody.
In fact, paedophilia is so prevalent here that college professors are openly writing about how it’s normal! These people are supposed to be afraid to come out in the open! Darkness hates the light! When the rest of society has become so calloused to evil that these people feel safe coming out, we need to get a reality check. Children cannot consent to sex. Period. People who touch children for sexual purposes need to go to jail or worse. Period.
This growing appetite to devour the helpless is a revisiting of Japan’s past. If Japan truly is repentant for the evils done during World War II and beyond, if they truly have turned from the sins of the fathers, they will continue to prosecute and convict these people as speedily as possible. My only concern is once they start jailing people for this, there might not be enough prison cells to fit everybody in. I suspect that is a reason for the lack of motivation on the part of the police. It would be easier for them to legalize child pornography and proclaim, “Problem solved,” than to be forced to convict half the city.
Talking about pornography and graphic details of evil is never easy, but sometimes for the sake of the victims it is 100% necessary. God warned the Israelites before they went into the Promised Land of the kinds of evil they would see and told them to not imitate what they saw. We must do the same for this generation. Warn your children! To defeat your enemy, you need to understand what your enemy is thinking. You also need to stand on solid ground against your enemy. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry that destroys millions of lives. Educate yourself, take a stand, and then fight back!
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons; (Deuteronomy 4:9)
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:2-4)
It may seem like wicked people are prospering now and “not hurting anybody,” but they will soon be sorry when God comes to call.