Japan Repeals
Anti-Dancing Laws

Japan will dance again.

Seems like there's never been a better time for a jolly to Japan

In October 2014 we brought you news that Japan had decided to end their controversial 60 year old anti-dancing laws. It's taken them a bot of time, but as of yesterday - just in time for Brexit - the laws are officially gone and nightclubs can now apply for a special license, which allows them to open until 5AM.

The later opening license will also permit the allocation of a dancefloor within the premises - something which was previously banned. So while it isn't technically true to say that dancing was previously banned in Japan, any and all dancing that did take place had to be before midnight and not on a dancefloor. 

The Fueiho law was enacted in 1948 and have been a constant thorn in the side of Japanese promoters and DJs. The only serious moment to modify the law came after Japan's Olympic bid and that movement has now paid off.

So now that travel to Europe will inevitably become more of a hassle, it seems like there's never been a better time to hop on a twelve hour flight to Tokyo.

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Written by Matthew Francey

24 Jun 2016