Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

National Jun 17, 2015

Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

The Diet revised the adult entertainment business law on Wednesday to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight if they meet certain conditions. The revision came after individuals from the music industry such as performer and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, a prominent lobbyist, launched a campaign ...

Music Jan 23, 2015

Former owner of club Noon sees acquittal upheld

by Daisuke Kikuchi

The former owner of an Osaka nightclub charged under Japan's controversial "no dancing" law has been cleared of wrongdoing after a High Court upheld his acquittal last year. Masatoshi Kanemitsu was arrested in April 2012 under fueihō, a so-called anti-dancing law which originated in 1948 ...