I dont know if this has been said, or confirmed by Rockstar but I noticed a few censored parts in the Jp version of the game. If I had known before hand, I would have bought the NA version. The first time I realized this was the torture scene. I remember while waiting for GTAV to come out in Japan, ppl were saying how the torture scene was a bit much. So I braced myself once it came but all I got was Trevor looking at the tools, the screen fading in and out to black, and the guy talking. That mission was so ridiculous, there was almost no point to cut back to Trevor since I saw nothing happen, just the guy spilling the truth because of some imaginary torture. I also noticed when you take the prostitutes to a secluded area, it automatically goes to one option and the camera becomes unmovable and sits behind the car at a low angle. I then thought what the hell else has been censored? I noticed the censoring later in the game but I remembered the mission where the paparazzi and Franklin where taking pics of 2 stars, and I thought, why the hell was the female star so mad? She was just talking to a guy outside on the lawn. Only to find out on the net that that was a controversial sex scene. Now I understand why she was so mad lol.
I dont even see why they put a Z rating if they were just going to censor stuff. Im really disappointed that I waited 3 more weeks for this to come out in Japan only to find out it was gimped. I looked for and saw no info about the JP version being censored. I enjoy living in Japan but I will think twice before buying a Z rated western release here.
The reason I waited was for 2 reasons, my gf can read the subtitles and DLC with imported games is a pain. When and if the PC version comes out.... Ill get the NA version. Now Im wonderiing if the Japanese save file will be usable on an NTSC version. Still fun, just kind of killed my motivation to keep playing knowing that more unknown censorship may be present.