A man shops in a graphic novel book store in Akihabara on June 19, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
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Japan outlaws child porn images - but not in comic books

20 June 2014 Last updated at 04:54 BST

Japan's parliament has passed a law that bans the possession of child abuse images which excludes pictures in comics, animations and video games.

Child safety campaigners say the new legislation is a long-overdue improvement, but are unhappy with the exclusions.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo.

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