China Bans Naked Sushi

The Chinese Communists have outlawed the serving of sushi on the bodies of naked women.

China outlaws ‘naked sushi’ meals (BBC)

Photo: The Chinese government has banned restaurants from serving food on the bodies of naked women.The Chinese government has banned restaurants from serving food on the bodies of naked women. The practice was condemned as a violation of common decency by the commerce department. The ban also aims to stop businesses from using nude models to promote their goods, Xinhua news agency reports.

In April 2004, Chinese media said that a Japanese restaurant in south-west China was fined 2,000 yuan ($240; £130) after it offered to serve “body sushi”. The practice of eating sushi off naked or nearly-naked women has long been popular with a certain clientele in Japan. But the authorities in the Chinese city of Kunming criticised it at the time of the fine as both unhygienic and an infringement of women’s rights. The Beijing Times newspaper said the new ban was introduced because serving food on women “insults people’s moral quality”.

Damned communists, taking all the fun out of everything.

At least the world press corps is having a good time with it:

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  1. DC Loser says:

    Too bad. At least the commies allowed it for awhile. Try to do that in the Bible Belt and see what will happen to you.

  2. McGehee says:

    Try it anywhere in America and the health inspectors will shut you down before the fundies ever even hear about it.

  3. DC Loser says:

    You sure are a killjoy!

  4. Jim Durbin says:

    This issue does help explain why Red States populations are growing and Blue States are shrinking.

    In the Bible Belt, we know what to do with a nekkid woman – and it ain’t eating fish off her.

  5. McGehee says:

    You sure are a killjoy!


  6. Biithead says:

    I might actually have had an excuse to try Sushi.