Japanese are often described as polite, hard-working, yet passive or shy. But one area Japanese people are not shy about is when it comes to nudity. Girls are wearing shorter skirts each year. Tradition and pop culture is telling Japanese people to remove much more than their shoes.
Middle-aged virgins: Why so many Japanese stay chaste - CNN
Tokyo CNN When I was a young, single woman in Japan in the s, the economy was red hot and so was the dating scene. More Videos Japan's year-old virgins? Story highlights Nude art class helps Japan's middle-aged virgins Sexual apathy an increasing problem in Japan Some say it's linked to economic stagnation. Cool girls weren't ashamed of losing their virginity before marriage. Of course for me personally, losing my virginity was a big deal. But socially, it was no biggie.
Japan's Legislators Tighten The Ban on Under-Age Sex
The Japanese Parliament enacted a law today that aims at banning child prostitution and child pornography. Its passage was a victory for international law enforcement officials, who have long been critical of Japan's lax laws against sex with children and child pornography, and for a band of women legislators here who have fought for two years to overcome strong opposition to the law on the ground that it would inhibit free speech. The law, which is to go into effect later this year, punishes those found guilty of paying for sex with children 17 and younger, and bans the sale, distribution, production, possession, import and export of child pornography. Current laws are vague and require a victim to file a complaint before the police can take action.
Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Japan in joined other major developed nations and criminalised the possession of child pornography following calls by campaigners who complained it was a major international source of such material. Before the changes came into effect last year, it was the only Group of Seven nation in which the possession of sexualised images or videos of people under 18 remained legal. Police rarely investigate pornographers who appear to hire children, claiming they cannot confirm the ages of those appearing in videos, according to the report. Campaigners in the report condemned that stance, saying police should make the eradication of child porn a top priority.