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Dancing after midnight... it was banned?!?

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A 66-year-old law that banned late night dancing in Japan's clubs has been lifted ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Clubbers in Japan will now be able to dance the night away without fear of prosecution, while businesses will be looking to cash in on the changes.

Banning dancing at public venues came about in 1948, when Japan passed a law attempting to stamp out prostitution linked to dance halls.

The police stiffened enforcement of the rule four years ago, however, after a student was killed in a brawl in Osaka, Japan's second-largest metropolitan area, and worries grew about risks to young people against a backdrop of celebrity drug scandals.

"Visitors from overseas would come here to Japan and they'd wonder why they can't dance, even though you can dance at night anywhere overseas," said Kenji Kosaka, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and head of an alliance of lawmakers for the promotion of dance culture.


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It was the usual "hold me back" type of politicking……they raided some smaller clubs and closed them down, paraded in front of the cameras and then quietly allowed all the big establishments to continue trading. None of them were of course the hostess bars and snacks that the politicians themselves frequented, drank, caroused and danced at
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Perhaps they were concerned about the safety of their dance? Sometimes the dancers can act real rude and totally removed, even act like imbeciles.

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It's just the politics of dancing. The politics of oooh feeling good.

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