Chinese Citizens Addicted to Japanese Porn

By Brent McCluskey 03/10/15

Despite being illegal in China, porn is rather easy to come by.

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The laws surrounding pornography in China are stringent, yet the nation can’t seem to get enough of the illicit material. And since it’s illegal to produce pornography in China, the locals have turned to Japan for their viewing needs.

Pornography in China is censored, but more than that, it’s illegal. To ensure all films meet Chinese standards, special officers watch troves of adult films and record their content scene-by-scene. Of course, this meticulous work doesn’t do much to stop the endless flow of digital information, and pornography in China is still easy to come by.

Internet censors are put in place to filter out adult material, but new adult sites crop up daily and manage to get through. Even without an Internet connection, anyone looking for pornography doesn’t have to travel far. One woman who runs a pirated DVD shop said customers are most interested in Japanese porn.

“Julia Kyoka is popular, but so are Yui Hatano because she looks like [Taiwanese model and actress] Lin Chi Ling,” she said. “And of course, our best seller – [former porn star] Sora Aoi! We try our best to get the videos without pixilation. Customers always prefer those if we have them.”

The Chinese fetish with Japanese porn is interesting since the nations have been at odds on a political level for some time. In 2012, anti-Japan protest were held in various Chinese cities, including Beijing. Japanese cars were vandalized, as well as any stores selling Japanese goods. Even still, pornography seems to transcend the cultural dissonance.

“My male friends all share their [pornography] films when we are at school,” said a university student in Shenzhen. “The fact that it’s from Japan just makes it cooler.”

While China may publicly chastise Japan, privately they seem to be getting along just fine.

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Brent McCluskey is a Social Media Editor at International Business Times as well as a Jedi with Sith tendencies.  He is also a reader of books, slayer of dragons, and level 80 mage.

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