Tokyo cops bust uncensored porn mail order operation

Hiroshi Nakagawa
Hiroshi Nakagawa
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the bust of a factory and distribution center for uncensored adult video DVDs in Adachi Ward, reports TBS News (Jan. 16).

On Tuesday evening, officers raided the one-room apartment that housed the operation and took Hiroshi Nakagawa, 56, and three other suspects into custody for possessing obscene media recorded electronically with intent to distribute for profit. Officers also seized 35,000 illegal discs.

Nakagawa and two other suspects have reportedly denied the allegations, while the fourth suspect

By law, films available in Japan are required to have genitalia properly censored.

The operation sold the discs through the Web site Uraten Ichiba, which claimed to be the largest in Japan. The site, which has since been taken down, clearly indicated that the discs for sale were unmodified.

According to police, Uraten Ichiba collected an estimated three million yen each month in revenue.

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