Japan Passes Bill to Prevent Youth Exploitation by Porn Industry

Japan Passes Bill to Prevent Youth Exploitation by Porn Industry


The national legislature in Japan on Wednesday passed a bill into law designed to help prevent young Japanese people from being exploited by the pornography industry, Kyodo News reported.

People in Japan who have agreed to appear in pornographic content may terminate their relevant contracts “at any time before the film’s public release without conditions, as well as up to a year afterward,” according to the new legislation.

Detailing the bill’s provisions on June 15, the Tokyo-based Kyodo News agency wrote:

If the contract is terminated, video vendors are obliged to recover the products and delete the footage, and cannot claim compensation from the performers.

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The bill, passed at a House of Councillors plenary session, also mandates that a month must pass

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