- pre–second World War
1895 Law-Controlling-the-Imitation-of-Currency-and-Securities-established,-
including-provision-for-prosecuting-mozō-(creating-something-confus-
able-with-currency).
1907 Criminal-Code-established,-including-provision-for-prosecuting-counter-
feiting-offense-of-gizō.
1918 Great-Court-of-Cassation-defines-obscenity-as-“a-writing,-picture,-or-any-
thing-else-which-tends-to-stimulate-and-excite-sexual-desire-or-satisfy-
the-same-.-.-.-such-that-it-causes-man-to-engender-feelings-of-shame-and-
loathsomeness.”
- 1940s
1945 OctOber:-Staff-at-Yomiuri Shinbun-organize-a-union-and-strike-in-re-
sponse-to-owner-Shōriki-Matsutarō’s-refusal-to-make-changes-to-edito-
Chronology of seleCt events
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