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A 29-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for operating an illegal manga website that allowed people to read pirated copies of popular comics such as “One Piece.”

The Fukuoka District Court found Romi Hoshino guilty of copyright infringement for running the website Manga-Mura, which is believed to have caused the manga industry losses of over ¥300 billion, imposing a fine of ¥10 million.

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