Recently the FNN News reported the following:
In Tokyo, the ordinance amendment bill that restricted the sales of cartoon etc. which showed extreme sex expression would be submitted to the metropolitan assembly again.
In Tokyo the ordinance amendment bill that aimed at restricting sales of cartoons etc which showed extreme sex expression was scheduled to be submitted once more to the metropolitan assembly that would start next week.
Although in March 2010 Tokyo put forward the ordinance amendment bill which aimed at buyers of those works that described sexuality of persons that looked like to be less than 18 years old, and suggested them be covered when on sale, cartoonists Chibatetsuya and Nagaikata, and others objected. That amendment bill was voted down in the metropolitan assembly afterwards.
In the capital, in the metropolitan assembly that started on November 30, in the re-submitted amendment bill the words of "Non-entity youth" was deleted, and the bill clarified the targets of sales restriction were those cartoons etc. which had sexual intercourse that touched punitive laws, and that close relative sexual intercourse were praised and exaggerated without justification.
It is a moral issue. It is difficult for the government to draw the line.