Patriotically Pushing Aside Porn
China and Japan are engaged in an ownership dispute over two islands in the South China Sea and had dispatched ships to the region to accompany their countries' verbal blustering. (Taiwan also claims the islands.) In December, Japanese daily Nikkan Spa reported China's recent takedowns of Internet pornography from Japan was likely caused by the spat. In comments on Internet porn sites, some Chinese subscribers patriotically vowed to give up watching Japanese sex videos, even if it meant going without one of their favorites — Japanese star Aoi Sola.