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Japan Child Porn Ban Brings Nation in Line With Industrial Peers

Japan became one of the last industrialized nations to ban the possession of child pornography, with legislation expanding a 15-year-old prohibition on the production and distribution of porn.

The lower house of parliament passed the law yesterday, making possession of child pornography punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine of as much as 1 million yen ($9,800).