Reader Rawle Lucas emailed to say: “On the 15th of December, the Tokyo government passed a “Youth Healthy Development Ordinance” that regulates cartoons, comics, and video games that they consider to be “harmful publications” that “excessively [disrupt] social order.” It will actually go into effect on April 1. There has been some fallout — many major Japanese publishers are boycotting the Tokyo Anime Fair because of this law (they made the decision before its passage), and several comic artists are organizing a protest event.”

The protest aspect of this seems like the most interesting part of it to me, as the governor apparently wrote a pretty explicit novel in 1955 when he was 23. Thanks, Rawle!