Dancing against the law in Tokyo

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earthloop
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Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by earthloop » Wed May 01, 2013 12:43 pm

Saw this on a local current affairs pgm tonight: 8O

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-01/t ... aw/4663956

Apparently a major reason expressed by police is..." because there's a possibility that a pleasure loving atmosphere between men and women could become excessive" (3:34 in the vid report) 8O 8O

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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by beats me » Wed May 01, 2013 7:20 pm

About time somebody has been cracking down on excessive pleasure loving. It's disgusting. :x

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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by knotkranky » Wed May 01, 2013 9:59 pm

Good god, no way. wtf

No dancing in Ginza!? It would be like outlawing dancing in New York City!

Must be the radiation.

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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by SuburbanThug » Wed May 01, 2013 11:51 pm

Dancing is outlawed in New York city as well as the Jefferson Memorial.

Here's some people getting arrested for doing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ltTmp8xto

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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by knotkranky » Thu May 02, 2013 12:46 am

We didn't see the bit. Gotta see the flashmob bit. Maybe it was shitty and the cops gave em the hook.

But it ain't the China Club closed at 1a 8O

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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by aizo » Thu May 02, 2013 5:34 am

It's the same in Osaka. Actually a lot of clubs get around it though. Basically they're trying to crack down on dark shady clubs that sell drugs and shit. Which is bullshit because I've ben here 5 years and I've BARELY seen any drugs let alone any in the clubs.

Either way, one of the last clubs I went to before I had a baby had dancing banned, signs everywhere. had the lights on but a DJ blasting music. They had a standing table smack dab in the middle of the dance floor. The only thing good about that place was $20 for all you can drink all night. Which was really terrible because I don't think I've drank that much until then. Then got really sick because I couldn't dance off the alcohol.

Here's my co-working and I there for a Halloween party. As you can see there is not a single dancer on the floor. Everyone is just standing around the bar.
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Didn't used to be like this. There used to be a lot of amazing dance spots but were run by the yaks, got shut down or now are only until 1am.
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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by earthloop » Thu May 02, 2013 7:59 pm

beats me wrote:About time somebody has been cracking down on excessive pleasure loving. It's disgusting. :x
Yeah, exactly! Ya can't have people thinking that they can have pleasure or (heaven forbid) love for free...just because they feel like it. I mean, someone has to pay for all this pleasure!!! :x

oh, wait... http://therumpus.net/2012/12/the-rumpus ... a-hostess/ 8O

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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by knotkranky » Thu May 02, 2013 8:20 pm

Naw, I bet It's not about cracking down on shady bars. The police and Yakuza have a relationship and often disagree so I bet this is a flexing of power and the gov is making it hurt. It's just a few dudes and some high up officials are not getting what they need out of the relationship. Too much money is being lost for any other reason. imho.

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Re: Dancing against the law in Tokyo

Post by SuburbanThug » Thu May 02, 2013 10:00 pm

earthloop wrote:
beats me wrote:About time somebody has been cracking down on excessive pleasure loving. It's disgusting. :x
Yeah, exactly! Ya can't have people thinking that they can have pleasure or (heaven forbid) love for free...just because they feel like it. I mean, someone has to pay for all this pleasure!!! :x

oh, wait... http://therumpus.net/2012/12/the-rumpus ... a-hostess/ 8O
This is one of the more depressing things I've read lately. Thank God I grew up a man in the good 'ol U.S. of A.

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