While porn producers (and audiences) in the US have been gearing up for the new 2257 regulations that go into effect next week, fans of Japanese erotic art have an additional thing to worry about: a Tokyo court upheld a conviction yesterday against a publisher found guilty of distributing a comic title found to be obscene in what Japan Today calls “the first major case in some 20 years in Japan to focus on printed pornographic material”. Better stock up on all those tentacle porn hentai while you still can, folks.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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