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Japanese Court OKs Local Ordinance to Limit Daily Video Game Time, Says Law Does Not Violate Constitution


  • August 31, 2022
  • /   The Epoch Times
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Japanese Court OKs Local Ordinance to Limit Daily Video Game Time Says Law Does Not Violate Constitution
A Japanese court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a 19-year-old man and his mother who argued that a local ordinance limiting video game playing time was unconstitutional. The ordinance, first introduced in the Kagawa Prefecture in April 2020, suggests that parents limit video gaming time for children under 18 to 60 minutes per school day and 90 minutes on weekends. Parents are advised to stop their children’s online gaming sessions by 9 p.m. for those under 15 and 10 p.m. for older children. The ordinance contains no penalties, but residents are expected to follow as a matter of responsibility. The plaintiff was a high school student in the Takamatsu district when he and his mother sued the prefectural government for 1.6 million yen ($11,537) in September 2020, local media Kyodo News reported....
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