Osaka porn DVD shop and viewing room raided

DVDs seized

DVDs seized

TOKYO (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police on on Friday raided an operation in Kita Ward that sold and offered screenings of illegal adult video DVDs, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 20).

Officers took Miyoo Hamai, the 62-year-old manager of the shop Ichibankan, and one other suspect into custody for the copying and distribution of DVDs considered obscene. Law enforcement also seized 1,279 discs.

By law, films available in Japan are required to have genitalia properly censored. Further, changes in legislation made in July of 2011 regarding the sale of uncensored DVDs copied electromagnetically were enacted to prohibit sales.

Both suspects have reportedly admitted to the allegations.

The operation was housed inside a three-floor building. The first floor was used for sales. A viewing room was inside the floor above. Hamai used the third floor as his residence.

According to officers, DVDs were sold for 3,000 yen each, and customers viewing discs on the second floor were charged 2,000 yen.

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