It is now illegal to sell the game to anybody under the age of 18, and if retailers are caught they can be fined up to ¥300,000 Yen ($2,700 Dollars).
The government reckon the game is harming youths and promoting violence among them.
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"I've seen the game myself and it's far too violent and obviously harmful," the governor of Saitama, Kiyoshi Ueda, told the paper. "Freedom of expression is one thing, but the wholesome upbringing of youths is also important and this was the only option."
I must clarify the game hasn't been banned throughout the entire country, but just in another small prefecture, and they are small.