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Manga and anime: Japan still treating children as sexual objects

Possessing child porn is now illegal in Japan – but depicting children as sexual objects in cartoons or animation isn’t.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

The sale of pornographic materials is rampant in Japan. Go into any convenience store and you will find mainstream pornographic magazines sold alongside consumer publications; while a “for adults only” sign demarcates the violent, hardcore porn magazines. But it isn’t only adults whose bodies are on display: Underaged girls are routinely portrayed in suggestive ways – from teen pop groups posing in lingerie or pubescent children engaging in sexual acts in manga comic books.

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