Tokyo, Japan, Jan 24, 2019 / 19:00 pm
Thousands of convenience stores in Japan will stop selling pornographic magazines, a move they say will help create an environment more conducive to families.
Both Lawson Inc. and 7-Eleven Japan Co. announced earlier this week that the retail companies plan to stop selling pornography in their stores, which combined included nearly 34,000 locations in Japan.
Campaigners praised the change on Wednesday, saying that the development could help to prevent the sexual exploitation of women.
Kanae Doi, the director of Japan's Human Rights Watch, told Reuters that "this is certainly a welcome move."