Incredibly offensive, yet hilariously true.
Unfortunately, my adopted country has a long way to go in overcoming racism. As this story relates, comparing LBS to LYJ (you have to click on the link to see what I'm talking about), there are innumerable portrayals of minorities in a less than PC manner. Located in the prestigious AER building in downtown Sendai, one can find The Harlem Store. If you peer closely, you can see some offensive looking images on the shelves. I tend to ignore this shop, I only wish I were braver and I'd complain to the owners.
I refuse to believe that I'd be the first person to do so!