The recent Western crackdown on the legally-released-three-years-ago game Rapelay has inspired Japanese politicians swoop onto the bandwagon. Surprised?
The New Komeito Party is fingering erotic games as a negative influence on the rate of Japanese sex crimes.
As website Sankaku Complex points out, Japan has an extremely low sex crime rate:
UN Rape Rates
S. Korea: 12.98
The Komeito Party is quoted as stating, "There is a very good chance that the influence of violent sex games far exceeds that of regular pornography." The politicians provided no basis for these claims. How convenient.