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Japan Internet providers block child porn sites

A group of Japanese internet service providers started blocking access to child porn websites on Thursday as part of efforts to crack down on the spread of sexually explicit images of children.

Japan is seen as a major global source of child pornography in photo and video form — despite production and distribution being outlawed — and authorities have stepped up efforts to contain the problem.

The possession of child porn remains legal in Japan.

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