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>> If explicit magazines offend you, then you aren't the only one. Two of Japan's largest convenience stores have made a bold decision to stop selling adult magazines as they try to clean up their image ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This 7-Eleven chain will have pulled all crude material from their shelves by the end of August.
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And another major company, Lawson, are sent to follow suit. But it's prompted quite the mixed response from customers.>> I do not feel good about the porn magazines in the stores, but I think that it's okay if men's desires are fulfilled by these things. I'm worried that such desires may trigger crimes if the stores stop selling porn magazines.
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24 hour stores are popular in Japan. They stock everything you could possibly need from coffee to work shirts, and of course, the infamous adult mag, which is often stood proudly at the front of the store. Around 20,000 7-Eleven stores are set to be porn-free nationwide, and a further 14,000 Lawson shops.
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Japan is preparing for two years under a global sporting spotlight. The Rugby World Cup will kick off in September and the Olympics are taking place next July.