Thread: Licensed Akb0048
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Old 2012-06-11, 13:47   Link #1388
SeijiSensei
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hokkaido
Age: 69
Does Japan have child-labor laws that would apply to groups like AKB48? I know that California has extensive laws governing the use of children in entertainment. Kids under sixteen can be at the place of employment (e.g., a movie studio) for nine hours per day, but three of those hours must constitute schooling, and one of them is a break. There is also an extensive process to obtain work permits for kids and requirements for an on-site teacher if there are ten or more kids at the workplace. Are there any real-life AKB48 girls as young as ten-year-old Sonata? Does Japan require that they receive schooling in conjunction with their training? I haven't seen any evidence of such things in AKB0048 so far.

Of course, training kids to use weapons would probably contravene most any reasonable child-labor statutes!
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