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*gasp* Japan to ban keitai in school

11:00 AM on 01.20.2009 // Dale North

Fire off that last mail message and get your blog reading done, Japanese students. You won't be able to do that at school anymore.

It seems that Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology doesn't want students to have their phones at school anymore. They will be handing their decision down to schools and school boards as early as this month, says alafista.

Forget the kids at school. They can go talk to each other face to face -- that'll be good for them. What I'm thinking about is the Japanese entertainment implications. This will change the face of a good deal of anime, manga, Japanese television drama and movies. How often does a phone call or message at school advance the plot of their stories? What's going to happen to the phone flirting?

What are they going to do now? Are they going to have to go back to the carrier pigeon? Don't tell me we have to go back to that note in a shoe locker thing again.

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