In response to CNN’s RapeLay coverage, a Japanese artist has penned an open letter to the network decrying its reporting of the matter.
Nogami Takeshi wrote that his career began drawing hentai manga (sexually explicit
anime comic), though most of his current work was described as non-hentai manga. As such, Nogami calls himself “well qualified to object to the views you present.”
After noting that, “... we Japanese enjoy one of the most safe and peaceful societies on Earth,” Nogami admits that Japanese society does have its problems, but that, “I frankly do not think that you are the ones to tell us [about the problems]."
It also goes without saying that human trafficking and violence against women are serious crimes in Japan too. As a Japanese citizen, I am deeply offended by the insulting implications of that so-called expert who associates Japanese people at large with heinous criminals.
After admitting that hentai is detrimental to the “upbringing of children,” Nogami writes, “Those products are developed for rational adults. You surely don't believe that a rational adult would be influenced by such a game into committing rape, do you?
Nogami closes by quoting a passage from the Bible.
Via Kotaku, thanks Andrew!