HIV Awareness Billboard In Tokyo's Red Light District Censored For Indecency

    But barely-dressed fembots in public are OK.

    On March 14, cartoonist Poko Murata wrote online that his HIV awareness billboard received public decency complaints in Ni-chome, Tokyo's biggest gay district.

    Shinjuku's district officers told Murata to edit his billboard in January. He submitted this new version below.

    In March, the modified version was rejected again by the Shinjuku district office because it "showed underwear."

    The irony, as GayManga points out, is that Shinjuku district contains some of Tokyo's most blatant sex establishments.

    GayManga further points out that staff at Ni-chome's gay bookstores are still periodically arrested by Tokyo police for selling 'obscene materials.'