Japanese companies owned by American firms, including Seven-Eleven, Yahoo! and Amazon are selling racist magazines in Japan.
According to a Bloomberg Report, a magazine titled “Gaihin Hanzai Ura Fairu” or “Secret Foreigner Crimes”, includes a cover in red and black with caricatured images of foreigners grinning manically with glowing red eyes, and includes articles such as “Chase the Iranian!” and as Joi Ito recently noted on his blog, a photo (above right) with the caption “”Oi Nigger! Don’t be touching a Japanese girl’s ass!”.
Japanese firm FamilyMart has stopped selling the magazine following customer complaints, however it is still available for purchase from Amazon.co.jp and Seven and Y Corp, an online bookshop 50.8% owned by Seven-Eleven and 31.3% by Yahoo!.
Originally posted on February 7, 2007 @ 12:48 am