The recent Western crackdown on the legally-released-three-years-ago game Rapelay has inspired Japanese politicians swoop onto the bandwagon. Surprised?
The New Komeito Party is fingering erotic games as a negative influence on the rate of Japanese sex crimes.
As website Sankaku Complex points out, Japan has an extremely low sex crime rate:
UN Rape Rates per 100,000 Canada: 78.08 Australia: 77.79 USA: 32.05 Sweden: 24.47 UK: 16.23 France: 14.36 S. Korea: 12.98 Germany: 9.12 Russia: 4.78 Taiwan: 4.08 Japan: 1.78
The Komeito Party is quoted as stating, "There is a very good chance that the influence of violent sex games far exceeds that of regular pornography." The politicians provided no basis for these claims. How convenient.