Young man wants to stop Japanese law that prohibits playing more than 1 hour
Governments of various countries have implemented laws to deal with video game addiction. The problem is that some of them are not entirely viable, since the authorities are often unaware of the impact, whether positive or negative, that this form of entertainment can have.
One of the most recent controversial cases is that of the Japanese prefecture of Kagawa, where a law was passed to limit the time that younger people can invest in video games.
Because of this, minors can only play 1 hour a week and 90 minutes only on weekends. The big problem is that there are no special regulations to accompany the law to apply it effectively.
Instead, the responsibility remains in the hands of the parents or guardians. Kagawa players are unhappy about this inconvenience and other irregularities. For this reason, a young man attacked the law and seeks to stop it.
According to details, a 17-year-old boy, uniquely identified as Wataru, attempts to sue to question the effectiveness of Kagawa’s law. The player argues that the proposals of the law are poorly stated and do not see the real underlying problem.
Wataru explained that, from his perspective, the law blames video games for poor school performance or for generating addiction problems. The player believes that these problems are a consequence of something else not directly related to games.
“They are based on the premise that games are the cause of things like truancy and addiction to games. But it could be the other way around: absence from school can be caused by problems at school, for example, and for some People playing may be the only relief, “Wataru said.
The law also determines that minors cannot use smartphones after 10 PM. Wataru is also not happy with this mandate, believing that the government should not regulate this type of thing.
“The time children are allowed to play or use a smartphone should be rules established by each family, not by the government,” added the young man.