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Major Japanese retail chain Aeon Co. will stop selling pornographic magazines at its 7,000 outlets across the country in January in response to complaints from customers about sexually explicit front covers on store shelves.

Ministop Co., a convenience store chain under the umbrella of Aeon, will suspend sales of sexually explicit magazines currently restricted to those aged 18 and over at 43 outlets in the city of Chiba on Dec. 1.

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