As in Europe, photographs of nudes are not uncommon in the mainstream media.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the strongest prohibition was against showing pubic hair or adult genitalia.
In Hong Kong, pornography is illegal if sold or shown to children under 18 years of age, if it is publicly displayed (except within the confines of and only visible from inside a "bona fide art gallery or museum"), or if it is sold without being wrapped completely with an "easily noticeable" warning stating that the material may be offensive and may not be distributed to minors.
In Japan, fetish pornography has a panoply of variations, ranging from well-known bukkake to tamakeri.
Pornographic websites, books, writings, films, magazines, photographs or other materials of a pornographic nature are illegal in South Korea, although the law is not regularly enforced.
Distribution of pornographic material can result in a fine or a two-year prison sentence.
In Malaysia, it is illegal to sell or possess pornography.
Possessing pornographic material is subject to prosecution with a maximum punishment of five years in prison and RM50,000 (US,292 or £7,374) in fines.
The 1960s, in Japanese pornography, was the era of the independent Pink film.On October 30, 2008, the DPR passed Bill against Pornography and Pornoaction, which is aimed at preventing pornography on widespread Indonesian media.A controversial element of the bill was the definition of pornography.In Taiwan the public display of adult material is strictly prohibited.The National Communications Commission (NCC), the Taiwanese media regulator, monitors and categorizes the level of media and public material into four levels.