Limiting Video Game Time For Kids Does Not "Violate the Rights of the Child" Says Kagawa Governor


Younger players in Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture have hit a suffered a crit this week because the governor of the prefecture, the 68-year-old Keizo Hamada, hit again on the native Kagawa Bar Affiliation and different critics – together with Kagawa residents – by refuting claims that the brand new ordinance limiting online game time violates the Japanese Structure or the Conference on the Rights of the Youngster.


The ordinance, which isn’t enforceable in a authorized sense, limits online game playtime for kids to only 60 minutes throughout college weeks and 90 minutes throughout weekends and holidays, and suggests a flip off time of 10 PM for youths over 12 and eight PM for youths below 12.


The complete quote from Hamada reads:


“We perceive that [the ordinance] seeks to forestall extreme use that might result in dependancy and doesn’t search to disclaim the usefulness of the Web or video games, nor does it violate the ideas of the Structure or the Conference on the Rights of the Youngster.”


The Communist Occasion, who maintain some seats within the prefectural authorities, disagreed with these claims and as soon as once more requested that “is not it a problem to set closing dates?” The governor, and the top of the native Board of Schooling, repeated the identical reply as above to them in response.




It appears that evidently legislative strategies is not going to overturn this ordinance and it will be as much as the courts, who have already got a pending case introduced ahead by a 17-year-old and his mom, to Okay.O. the ordinance. 


Supply: Yahoo! Information


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll Information. He additionally runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff referred to as TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts images of his travels on Instagram.