Japan’s Ban on Dancing After Midnight Finally Lifted After 67 Years

Japan’s Ban on Dancing After Midnight Finally Lifted After 67 Years

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Japanese club-goers and night owls can soon bust a move – legally – and dance til dawn.

Until last week, dancing was prohibited by law in public places after midnight. The ban dates back to post-World War II, in an attempt to cut down on crime in dance halls.retiring-teacher-dances-on-stage-youtube-school

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In 2013, thousands petitioned for the repeal of the archaic ban, seeing it as, well, tapped out.

Feeling pressure to ‘get down’ with the times, the Japanese government finally changed the law, in part to accommodate visitors to the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The updated regulations take effect next year.

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