2 Chinese Men Arrested in Japan for Illegally Subtitling, Uploading Anime
Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested two Chinese individuals on Thursday on charges of violating the Copyright Act. The two suspects were both located in Tokyo. The first suspect is a 29-year-old male living in Edogawa ward. Police purport that the suspect participates in sales of dōjinshi (self-published books). The second suspect is a 23-year-old male college student.
According to police, the first suspect is accused of providing Chinese subtitles to episodes of the 2014 television anime Saki – The Nationals, and uploading the subtitled episodes on a file sharing service. The second suspect allegedly subtitled a different anime in Chinese, and similarly used a file sharing service, but the report didn’t mention the anime.