As Governor of Tokyo, Ishihara passed a revision to Tokyo’s Youth Ordinance Bill, which expanded coverage to include manga, anime, and non-real life photographs.
Japanese media outlets The Japan Times and NHK have reported that former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara passed away today at the age of 89.
In 1995, Ishihara left the right-wing LDP to go independent and run again for the Governor of Tokyo, which he won in 1999.
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