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The National Police Agency is considering making it harder for teenagers to buy magazines and videos deemed “harmful” due to their pornographic or violent contents from convenience stores, agency officials said August 22.

The agency will ask the convenience store industry in the near future to separate books and videos designated as harmful from other products and to refrain from selling them to minors, the officials said. The measure comes in the wake of the alleged murder of an 11-year-old in Kobe by a teenage suspect which has refueled debate over the need to limit children’s access to harmful material, such as videos and books of an excessively pornographic or violent nature.

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