'Let them dance', Editorial comment in The Japan Times on Sunday, August 5th, 2012
This opinion piece describes how the enforcement of the Business Entertainment Control Law
squeezes out smaller clubs and businesses while denying youngsters meaningful
spaces in which to socialize and enjoy themselves. While safety regulations are
obviously important, the editorial points out that fights, drugs and
prostitution are not specifically linked to the DJ and music scene, and so the
outlawing of dance as a threat to public morals is meaningless.