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March 16, 2005

Ongoing Stories: Singapore Comics Smut Peddling and Manga Called Out in Maine

Two pretty decent follow-up articles have popped up about stories that broke earlier this month. Channel News Asia gives a fuller report on its region's comics business, accused of harboring stores that target pornographic material for minors at a tidy profit. The interesting thing to me here is the rather low porno found/police raid figure, and the already thorough job the government seems to do keeping material from being imported.

In the second article, a local newspaper editorial calls for the sensible solution over whether or not manga should be present in schools -- books should be judged on an individual basis.

Don't forget that James Sturm is doing his work diary this week; the end of Tuesday's is a great set-up line for somebody out there.
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