Manga Censorship Panel Liveblog

This is a special panel discussing the various issues facing manga censorship in Japan. With the advent of the Youth Ordinance that passed in Tokyo recently, this panel features several speakers who were active in opposing the law and are on the front lines of navigating the tough issues on the subject.

Panelists include Yukari Fujimoto (Meiji University), Daniel Kanemitsu (, and Takashi Yamaguchi (attorney from Tokyo), and is moderated by CJ Suzuki (City University of New York). This is a more academic conference than most panels.


Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

4 thoughts on “Manga Censorship Panel Liveblog

  1. These FUCKING NGOs needs to fight for issues in Africa more. These DUMB cowardly losers are just too scared to do it, though.

  2. (sighs) The only thing I can think about is, that U.S. lived through eight years of Bush, so I can only imagine that Japan would eventually work through their issues.. so it is as hopeful as events on how they passed gay marriage in New York.. so perhaps later then? Thanks for the live post.

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