Japanese Schools Make Nintendo DS Compulsory


A regional board of education has implemented plans which compel some 10 elementary and middle schools to distribute Nintendo DS handheld consoles amongst their pupils, along with appropriate software.

Starting in January, the schools began distributing the devices and software to children.

The plan has been approved at the highest levels of the Osaka Board of Education, and a specialist post has been created to oversee matters. The plan will see schools attempt to harness the device for educational ends, with lists of approved software being made available.

Predictably, the bold plan has come under fire; however, the main criticism appears to focus on the issue of taxpayer’s money being directed into Nintendo’s coffers, certainly a legitimate concern considering the potential for abuse. Such criticism appears to have been dealt with however, so full implementation seems assured.

Other issues raised are who gets to select the software approved, and of course the “games will corrupt the youth” line of argument, proving a favourite of assemblymen.

Via Sankei.

Nintendo has had much success marketing DS games as aids for mental exercise, using scientific sounding doctors and studies to promote its products as semi-medical, and a significant number of educational titles also exist on the platform.

Thus, the notion of distributing these amongst those few schoolchildren who do not already have one is not as far-fetched as it might at first appear; a number of doctors have already staked their reputations on the effectiveness of the device in combating senility… Children would be the next logical step.

Whatever the case, Nintendo cannot help but profit from their innovative marketing.

Pupils will also doubtless welcome the financial assistance, which should leave them more money for loli spanking games

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  • Quick! Buy some Nintendo stocks.

    Otherwise, money well wasted, students need better school equipments and facilities, not to mention getting better teachers(one that won’t feel the students).

    • You wish you had a girl at the age of what is shown in the anime picture? Get ready to be thrown in jail by the feminist police state and raped by faggots you… you… (hmm, he wants young females… oh that doesn’t matter abit!) YOU FAGGOT!!!!!

  • While looking at the drawing of the school girl, think of this:

    A Defense of the Biblical rule in regards to the rape of young maidens (As seen in Deuteronomy 22; that they there henceforth be the wives of those who chose, unilaterally, to consort with them.)

    In the case of the rape of a young virgin female who has come of age to be married (that is: is of childbearing age) we in society have looked on the action and its effects as a whole with abject horror and thusly have brought down a harsh judgment upon those men who choose to act in such a manner.

    The two schools of thought that currently exist in support of the harsh punishment of the rape of young maidens are that of the feminist and that of the traditional (common law, Anglo-Saxon influenced).

    The feminist thought pattern runs on the idea that the female be the sole arbitrator of her sexual relations and that she, so that she may benefit in what way she wishes, decides with who and at what time conjunctual relations may commence. In this ability to nearly fully regulate conjunctual relations against an almost unlimited desire for such amongst the men of the world she gains immense market power (the demand outstrips the supply (which (in the feminist school of thought) is completely dependent on the wishes of the woman). This market power is secured through the coercive power of the state.

    The thought pattern of the traditional (or common law) runs differently but has the same effect; It is known and accepted that men desire that their brides be untouched (this is: that they be virgins and innocent) at the time of their marriage. It is seen, thusly, that a non-virgin unmarried female may have a great difficulty or discover an impossibility of securing marriage and thenceforth be consigned to a life of unfulfillment, despair, and loneliness. Also in this world view is seen that whatever man may in the future be perhaps destined (that is: it is presumed that at some time in the future the young maiden would have found, had the rape not occurred, a man to be betrothed* to and then (no later than one year after) be married to) to marry that female would now be denied a virgin wife. The man who has raped the the young maiden has, in this school of thought, irreparably damaged the life of the female and has also offended some unknown man, who would have traveled the path to marry the young maiden, in the process. Thus in the mind of the traditional (but not the Biblical) this rape must be punished with great vigor. The power state is used, in much the same way, to protect the woman’s conjunctual rights. The market power of the woman over the men of the world is not diminished.

    The unwonted school of thought on this matter, the Biblical, takes an opposite view of rape (effectively). In the biblical world view, as seen in chapter 22 of the Book of Deuteronomy, the man who rapes a young maiden who is not in betrothal or married to a man states, unequivocally, his absolute demand of marriage to the maiden… and thus it is granted (permanently: that is he forfeits his privilege to divorce (and it must be noted: this is a privilege that the female _never_ possesses), though the Biblical laws and punishments against adultery still stand against the female and any man who would have relations with the female in the husband’s stead) and a fee is payed to the father of the new bride. In this case the man acquires the young maiden he presumably wanted (with such force that he felt that he had to act) and the female is not consigned to a life of loneliness (and perpetual loneliness is what all, both male and female, dread). This school of thought partially agrees with the traditional in that it would be greatly unfortunate to waste a young female and allow her to live a life unfulfilled, but it remedies the situation in the favor of the man rather than punishing him to the favor of upholding the female’s market power; in this it is in direct opposition to the feminist world view.

    All in all, neither the feminist nor the traditional schools of thought are to the advantage of men and neither do they remedy that which we are horrified to think of: that a virtuous young maiden would have her life be wasted to loneliness. Only the Biblical solution both avoids the waste of the female and gives to the man what he presumably wants: a wife for himself.

    *Betrothal consists of the betrothed maiden living in the house of her husband for one year prior to the marriage ceremony, as per Biblical designs on said institution.



    Deuteronomy 22 (New International Version)
    22 If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

    23 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, 24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to deathhh—the girl because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you.

    25 But if out in the country a man happens to meet a girl pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die. 26 Do nothing to the girl; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders his neighbor, 27 for the man found the girl out in the country, and though the betrothed girl screamed, there was no one to rescue her.

    28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. [c] He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.


    Deuteronomy 22 (King James Version)
    22If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

    23If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;

    24Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

    25But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die.

    26But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter:

    27For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.

    28If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;

    29Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

    30A man shall not take his father’s wife, nor discover his father’s skirt.


    Deuteronomy 22 (New American Standard Bible)
    22″(M)If a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

    23″(N)If there is a girl who is a virgin engaged to a man, and another man finds her in the city and lies with her,

    24then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor’s wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.

    25″But if in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die.

    26″But you shall do nothing to the girl; there is no sin in the girl worthy of death, for just as a man rises against his neighbor and murders him, so is this case.

    27″When he found her in the field, the engaged girl cried out, but there was no one to save her.

    28″(O)If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her and they are discovered,

    29then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.

    30″(P)A man shall not take his father’s wife so that he will not uncover his father’s skirt.

  • So what if Nintendo profits? Why is that bad?

    Microsoft profits off education PLENTY already.

    Apple profits off education. Their computers still have significant market share in schools. And do you know how many American schools are using iPods now?

    Sony televisions, video equipment, and software (Vegas, ACID, etc.) are used more and more widely in American schools now, too. (Their laptops are too ridiculously expensive for much school purchasing.)

    Who cares who profits? Somebody has to manufacture the hardware and software. Somebody is going to profit.

    If technology can be leveraged to improve the quality of education, why not use it?

  • This is a great decision. Moreover, if anyone would confront it because of “spoiling games”, Nintendo could release a special version of DS with a modchip that prevents running any games except educational ones. And, all this tendention seems like our childhood sci-fi dream about hi-tech schools, with computers built-in into decks and such, are coming true.

  • Bravo!

    This is the path more educational boards should take. I once campaigned successfully to allow board games and strategic card games be brought to school. Of course, my fellow students abused this and eventually the ban fell back into place, but it was fun while it lasted!

  • asianprostitute1500 says:

    Now Nintendo gets its money directly from tax payers wallets. It won’t be long before they finally manage to take control of the Japanese government. Then they’ll finally be able to set off those mind control chips they installed on all the Wiis shipped locally and internationally. Nintendo, yet again, gets one step closer to world domination. Clever move, Nintendo.

  • They’ll all use picto chat in class since it’s less obvious than texting with cell phones.

    I wonder if they’ll have a special School Design casing for the class issued DS’s to make them collector items.

    • The school is probably buying used DS consoles for the kids. If you think about it it doesn’t make sense budget wise to buy them spankin new DS consoles, not to mention “special edition school DS (with numbers and plus and minus on the cover!)”.

    • I’d argue America is incapable of feeling anything at all. America is a a large chunk of mostly adjacent land areas, not a human being, not even an animal. Or are you referring to Hetalia’s USA-tan, America?