7-Eleven, Other Stores To Stop Selling Hentai In Japan By August, 2019 Due To Foreigners, Olympics
7-Eleven Hentai

By the end of August, 2019, 15,000 out of 20,000 7-Eleven shops in Japan will stop selling hentai magazines and adult comics on their store shelves due to women, children, and “foreigners”.

The news comes courtesy of Asashi Shimbun Digital, which published an article on January 21st, 2019, stating…

“Convenience store Seven-Eleven Japan and Lawson announced on the 21st that the domestic sale of adult magazines within the store will evidently be discontinued by the end of August.

 

“This is being done in consideration of customers who are women, children, and foreign visitors.

 

“Selling adult magazines will likely vanish altogether from Japan’s convenience stores and over-the-counter shops.”

They go on to explain that 15,000 of the 20,000 7-Eleven stores currently carrying adult magazines such as hentai, are being recommended by the executives at the headquarters to cease selling the magazines by August, but it also notes that individual store owners can elect to choose to keep some in stock. However, it would be going against the company mandate and they’re expected to stop selling them eventually.

The other shop mentioned in the quote, Lawson, has already stopped selling adult magazines and hentai in Okinawa, Japan, but it’s expected to enforce that measure nationwide as well, just like 7-Eleven. In a brief news clip on the ANN News YouTube channel, they mention that the change was coming ahead of and due in part to those visiting for the 2020 Olympics taking place in Tokyo, Japan.

Several other shops have also stopped selling adult magazines and hentai on the store shelves, including Aeon Group, which pulled the magazines back in early 2018 out of 7,000 stores.

FamilyMart, another chain, also pulled the magazines out of approximately 2,000 shops out of the total 17,000 shops located around Japan.

According to the article, physical retail sales of adult magazines have been down by about a third of what they were a decade ago, and are mostly upheld by elderly gentlemen purchasing the fine erotic material.

This sort of news shouldn’t be too shocking to anyone considering that back in December of 2018, Senran Kagura producer, Kenichirō Takaki, blatantly mentioned that fan-service and ecchi content was slowly being driven away, due in some part to the upcoming 2020 Olympics, and the dreaded Japanese colloquialism known as “world trends”. This has even extended as far as censoring rude gestures in the Blu-ray release of Dragon Ball. And that’s not to mention Sony’s strict censorship impositions that have affected nearly every new game being released in Japan that contains lewd content.

Either way, the waifu holocaust continues to claim victims in the culture war, and this time the latest casualty was none other than the h-magazines on the store shelves in Japan.

(Thanks for the news tip RoninWorks)

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