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Let’s have a REAL convo about Japan. Time to get educated.

Ever thought about a why loli in anime/games, lolita fashion, the school girl fetish, and so many other similar things exist specifically in Japanese culture?

There is actually a perfectly logical answer, chronology, and social shift that happened in Japan which not only explains it, but it also condemns members of society previously considered to be normal. From living in Tokyo the past 5 years, I’ve stumbled upon some surprising stuff younger folks or the less informed may not know.

Before the year 2000, the Internet age, and it’s globalization of media, Japan had a prolific pornography industry that included girls from ages 12 and even lower posing nude in art books and VHS gravure.
You had a 20-30 year window in Japanese society where appreciating the nude body of a junior high school aged girl was considered totally normal and nobody really thought twice about it. The celebrity actress Kuriyama Chiaki (Gogo Ibari in Kill Bill / Chigusa in Battle Royale) posed nude in art books at the age of 12 before she ever became a movie celebrity.

In an attempt to meet global standards, Japan passed a child protection law, set 18 as the new minimum and halted production of the major industry.

Even then, it wasn’t until the quite recent infamous ban of 2013 that criminalized the sales and possession of under 18 contents, making shops pull materials from their shelves and arresting people who owned something that was legal to buy a mere decade prior. (Ruroni Kenshin’s creator Nobuhiro Watsuki, for example)

Japan then created a rift in their society. It fetishized young girls for over three decades of media and then just pulled the plug. Men who reached sexual maturity long before 1999, or even 2013, whose fetish was teen girls went from not even being on society’s radar, to being disgusting criminals. There is now a large caste of Japanese men, rougly between age 30 and 70+, who are managers, CEOs, teachers, officials who were raised up in a society that mass produced and encouraged a fetish that it since demonized quite recently.

With that in mind, what are your thoughts on the Japanese concept lolicon and even the prevailing “kawaii culture” to this day?

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