Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Time to change a strange adult entertainment law in Japan

alcohol laws, nightlife, Tokyo night clubs

When stories of a police raid on Wall Street 2 emerged late last year, they met with bemusement from many. The club was closed for allowing people to dance after 1 a.m. under adult entertainment (fuzoku) laws -- perhaps the most surreal in Japan?s legal system. 

Under the laws, it is difficult to view most of the city?s nightlife as anything but illegal. Like the speakeasies of prohibition-era America, Japan?s clubs and bars are criminalized under draconian laws that make it almost impossible to operate a space that allows for dancing and having a good time legitimately.

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Source: http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/visit/time-change-strange-adult-entertainment-law-japan-273494

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