Japan’s government is considering relaxing a law that forbids late-night dancing in public establishments. Dancing at public venues is technically illegal in Japan and is only permitted until midnight in clubs with a special licence, a vestige of a law on “businesses affecting public morals”, which was passed in 1948 to stamp out prostitution linked to dance halls but over the years was all but forgotten.
However, a public backlash against the law has spurred debate in parliament and led the government to ease up as part of a broader deregulation drive by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who wants to stimulate the economy and prepare for an increase in tourism ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Do you think this law is stupid?
Well, I just hope the Japanese government change this law… we all have the right to party!