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Heading to Japan? Better Bring Your Dancing Pants!

June 22, 2015

Published on Jun 22, 2015

Dancers in Japan are getting footloose once more, after a 67-year ban on dancing after midnight has been lifted. The relaxed stance on the ban comes over half a century after the American occupation put an end to late-night boogying in 1948.


Last week lawmakers lifted the ban in order to allow the vibrant nightlife scene to flourish as Japan is considers the economic benefits of its nightlife industry preceding the 202 Olympic games.


Original story: CNN (



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