This Japanese teen is challenging local government over guideline limiting gaming for children

published 17.05.2020 21:29


A Japanese teenager is setting his sights on government guidelines that limit the amount of time children can spend playing video games.

The 17-year-old, identified in a report from AFP (via The IB Times) by his first name Wataru, has enlisted the help of a lawyer in an attempt to challenge a guideline issued by the Kagawa prefecture in Western Japan.

“How long children are allowed to play games or use a smartphone should be rules set by each family, not by the government,” Wataru says in a statement to the AFP.

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“But it could be the other way around – truancy can be caused by problems in school, for example, and for some people playing games can be the only relief.”