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Last Dance - Tokyo clubbers resist an archaic law

Last Dance - Tokyo clubbers resist an archaic law

Updated 11 July 2014, 17:36 AEST

Dancing may seem an innocent enough pastime, but in Japan it is technically illegal under some circumstances.

The rule is a remnant of a 1948 law on "businesses affecting public order" which was brought in after World War Two in an effort to stop prostitution.

Police recently started enforcing the long-forgotten law on bars and clubs after a 22-year-old student was killed in a brawl in Osaka in 2010.

And this has since spread to other cities - including the capital Tokyo.

Reporter: Stephanie Juleff

Speaker: Malek Nasser, CEO and founder of iFlyer Japan

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