Dancing ban in Tokyo clubs?


Like a plot ripped off from a crappy Kevin Bacon movie, once again the ever-vigilant-to-protect-public-morals Tokyo police have cracked down on evil dancing in Tokyo clubs for the forth time this year.

Gas Panic bar in Roppongi busted over dancing
The Tokyo Reporter | 2013/July/23
officers entered club GP Bar, which is located in the Roppongi entertainment district of Minato Ward, and arrested manager Takuya Muratani, 30, and disc jockey Yu Imamura, 33, for allegedly allowing dancing without a license…Both suspects have reportedly admitted to the allegations: “The customers raise their hands at random (to the music),” the manager is quoted. “That does not mean we are forcing them to dance.”

In Tokyo dancing is prohibited like Footloose (IMDb.com), but anal sex with gay goats is perfectly legal provided you meet the dress code, go figure.

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5 thoughts on “Dancing ban in Tokyo clubs?”

  1. “…Both suspects have reportedly admitted to the allegations...”
    What a shocker.

    Saaa, coerced confessions make up 95% of Japan’s high conviction rate (more than 99%).

    Japan has a conviction rate of over 99%, most of which are secured on the back of a confession
    —BBC News | 2 January 2013
    Japan crime: Why do innocent people confess?

  2. Actually, the Japanese police are persecuting clubs that are “foreign” owned (often 3rd generation Japanese-Koreans) as well as clubs that have failed to pay the required fees (protection money) to the Japanese police. Check out the following ABC News video.

    Click to play.

    The “Fees” aka protection money paid to police is
    a very standard form of Japanese bribery. Almost every
    club is REQUIRED to hire a retired police detective as
    a “security consultant” for huge amounts of money.
    For example, the bribe price quoted for the small-ish
    Eggman “live house” was 10 million yen per year,
    which comes to about $100,000 USD!
  3. Kneading Udon to Get Around the Anti-Dancing Law in Japan
    KawaiiKakkoiiSugoi.com | 07.11.14
    As many Japanese people protest against the restrictions on dancing, the guys at art space Asakusabashi Tensai Sansu Jyuku found a fun way to make fun of the regulations. Techno Udon is an event like any other clubbing event, except you dance on plastic bags filled with udon dough, so you’re not dancing, you’re actually kneading dough! After you finish kneading, the Techno Udon staff with cut and boil your udon for you to satisfy your hunger after a night of dancing kneading. How cool is that?

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