The Way Japan Treats Japanese

There’s a law in Hyogo, and now Saitama prefecture that forces parents writing essay to their carrier in order to the parents to lift mandatory internet filtering service on their childs’ mobile phones.

It is their effort of preventing children in their community to not be exposed to inappropriate contents, but I just felt it’s quite creepy. It is parents responsibility to be conscious about what their children are being exposed to, but isn’t it ultimately parents’ decision, and also authority to determine what their children can do and not? I just don’t see why parents need to “beg” to their service providers. (It is worthwhile to note that this clause is also included in TWYFO as well.)

In recent years, I’m starting to see news about government going into individuals’ jurisdiction. For example, people cannot use mobile phone at some ATMs because that would encourage fraudulent transaction directed from the phone.

Seriously, people in Japan are willing to put up with it?

Can we really do nothing to protest against TWYFO?

Currently, Minsyuto (Japanese Democratic Party) is a ruling party in Japan. Perhaps we should be expressing our appreciation to diversity of Japanese works.

On Japanese Democratic Party website, there is a comment form, which you can fill out to express your opinion. While I’m not sure how English page will be received by them, some comments would at least let them know there are people outside of Japan who care about cultures in Japan. Do try your best Japanese, but unless you are nearly perfect in Japanese, I’d also recommend writing in English as well.

Death of Anime and Games in Tokyo

I have posted new article called Death of Anime and Games in Tokyo (now renamed to Tokyo Wholesome Youth Fostering Ordinance). This page talks about new ordinance in Tokyo which could change anime and games created in Japan in a negative way.

I feel this is very important and deserve its own page, and the above link will be updated with fresh information. I will keep you posted with further information as new development occurs, but I’d like people to be conscious about such attempt to destroy creativity in Japan exists and immine