In case you missed it, Kagawa Prefecture recently enacted the “Internet Game Addiction Ordinance” — a law limiting the game time of kids aged 18 and below to an hour on school nights plus half an hour more on weekends.

However, a seventeen-year-old student and his mother from Takamatsu City in Kagawa Prefecture recently sued the prefectural government over the enactment of the law, which they claimed was unconstitutional and violates basic human rights. The pair are claiming JPY 1.45M in damages in their suit filed 14th May 2020.

The “Internet Game Addiction Ordinance” seeks to prevent game addiction amongst younger children and teens, whose health and schoolwork suffer from too much time spent on gaming, as well as falling victim to in-game micro-transactions which sometimes cost parent hundreds of thousands of yen in fees.