May 1, 2014

The Japanese Go All 'Footloose'

Jake Adelstein, Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Police enforcing an archaic law have decimated the country’s nightclubs—and unhappy clubbers have responded with dance protests. But a court verdict might end the crackdown.

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