Under Article 175 of the Criminal Code of Japan people who sell or distribute obscene materials can be punished by fines or.
Child pornography laws in Japan outlaw child pornography. The production, sale , distribution, and commercialization of child pornography is illegal under Article.
The most recent trial based on this law, the first in 20 years, was the conviction of Yūji Suwa in January 2004 for his hentai manga.
Stacey Dooley in Japan BBC. Until 2014 child pornography was legal to own in Japan. The law has changed, but the sexualisation of minors.