In November 2019, we reported that the State Administration of Press, Publication and Radio issued a notice on preventing minors from indulging in online games, which mentioned that minors should not exceed 3 hours a day on statutory holidays, and that the cumulative daily accumulation of other times should not exceed 1.5 hours, a time in the Network caused heated discussion. Unusually, Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture has recently drafted a program by parliament to deal with games and the Internet.
If passed, schools and guardians are obliged to allow minors of high school and under age to play no more than 60 minutes on weekdays and not more than 90 minutes on holidays.
In addition, the draft stipulates a time limit for playing games and Internet use by minors below high school students before 9 p.m., while high school students play until 10 p.m. at the latest. It can be said that from the game time limit, than the domestic General Administration of Radio and Television anti-addiction notice is stronger.
Assuming the draft is passed, Kagawa prefecture will become the first region in Japan to introduce rules on game-dependent regulations, and according to Japanese media reports, the effectiveness and merit of imposing regulations on game time will be questioned by the public. The topic has now reached the top of Twitter’s Trend ingress in Japan within hours, sparking a heated debate.