Since 2008, the production of pornographic films has been banned by state censors, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's prohibition on pornography has been complete, and the government has shown no signs of changing course.
Directors, producers, and actors involved in pornographic films have been barred from competing in any film competitions.
Thus adult material is not seen for sale in authorized shops, but only in small and hidden places.
Due to the lack of copyright, adult content produced in Taiwan has stayed in the form of "Web Cam Chat". The Taiwanese government has planned to set up a zone for prostitution.
In Hong Kong, pornography is illegal if sold or shown to children under 18 years of age, if it is publicly displayed (except within the confines of and only visible from inside a "bona fide art gallery or museum"), or if it is sold without being wrapped completely with an "easily noticeable" warning stating that the material may be offensive and may not be distributed to minors.
Pornography in Japan includes pornography ranging from well-known sex acts such as bukkake to sexual fetish pornography such as tamakeri.
Possession of pornography is punishable by up to 3 years in prison, a fine of CN¥ 20,000, or up to life imprisonment for large underground distributors.
A controversial element of the bill was the definition of pornography.
Possession of pornography became widespread among elites during the late 1990s.
Political and army elites are the most active consumers of pornography.
Manga and anime remain largely unregulated, although large publishers tend to self-censor or specify that characters are at least 18 years of age.
The 1960s, in Japanese pornography, was the era of the independent Pink film.Nevertheless, until the early 1960s, graphic depictions of nudity and sex in Japanese film could only be seen in single-reel "stag films", made illegally by underground film producers such as those depicted in Imamura's film The Pornographers (1966).