In a move that will no doubt deny this site a lot of sex related posts, the governing Liberal Democratic Party has proposed a new law specifically targeting upskirt photographers and other nefarious users of concealed cameras.
Not that such activity isn’t already illegal, but currently anyone caught up to no good can only be prosecuted under prefectural ordinances and the Minor Offence Law. Meaning many perpetrators get away with just a small fine. And perhaps if they are famous or hold a public position, a spot of unwanted publicity too.
The new legislation is expected to include (at the very least) a unified set of penalties for the misuse of concealed cameras. Punishment for those who knowingly sell images taken with such devices. And owners of places like hotels and public baths being forced to protect their patrons from unwittingly becoming stars of films or websites
The news of this proposed legislation comes at a time when the use of hidden cameras is said to be reaching epidemic proportions. Figures from the National Police Agency state there were 1,892 arrests and apprehensions for upskirt photography and concealed camera use last year. But the actual figure is said to be considerably higher as those arrested for trespassing were not included.
But with these changes in the law, and women only carriages becoming widespread, what’s next for the nation’s devious deviants?