Friday, 19 October 2012

Dance hall days

'Japan: no dancing please', by James Hadfield, posted on Japan Connect on Friday, October 12th, 2012

This in-depth article dives into the historical context in which the fueiho developed, from the first crackdown on dance halls in the 1920's, to the links between prostitution and dance in the 40's that were the the reality when the 1948 laws were penned.   After brushing us up on our history, Hadfield explores theories of why the crackdown is happening.  Is this a public morality campaign, a convenient cover for other police investigations, or something else?

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