Here it comes...the Freedom of Speech vs. Hate Speech debate.
I glad I am not the spokesman for the parent companies of the convenience stores hawking this atrocity.
Here's an absolute winner of a page from inside the above, downloaded from the Japan Probe blogsite:
I guess I am really glad I am not in the Gaimushō's North American or Middle Eastern and African Affairs bureaus, either.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
I thought we were so over this.
Later - Whoa. That was fast.
It seems that Family Mart ordered all its outlets to pull the magazine from their shelves on February 5.
Pressure tactics work, sometimes.
I myself could not find a copy of this publication on the shelves of a Family Mart I visited on February 3.
That the Family Mart in question was next door to Asia University and the name of the young woman working behind the counter's was Ō may have had something to do with it.
Now we can all go back to naming and shaming NOVA English teachers for buying marijuana and cocaine from a canary.
OK, cue, "Casey Jones" by the Grateful Dead.
"Drivin' that train..."