Rag Gendai suggests that top shrink and noted game hater 岡田尊司 / Takashi Okada’s theories on “mental pollution” are directly applicable to the case of Akiba stabber Tomohiro Kato; in his view children into games lose the ability to discern fantasy from reality, exhibiting all the symptoms of drug addiction, and so degenerate into inhuman killers shorn of all pity or remorse.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 15, 2009 05:40

    And of course this will make lots of parents think that everyone is this stupid and bad their children from playing games. None of them will realize that there was crime before games even existed... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 26, 2008 04:50

    Although being betrayed in the virtual world (which is highly likely) may give you a predisposition to distrust people (not that it isn't already sewn into Asians by their parents, to read as deeply as... More

Children to be Banned from Mobile Phones?

Otonashi Meru 音無 芽留

“It’s undesirable for elementary schoolers to possess mobile phones”. With these sentiments, a group of LDP politicians has established the “Study Group for Ensuring the Protection of Elementary School Children from Mobile Phones”, and their stated objective is to introduce legislation before the Diet which will ban both elementary and middle school students from possessing mobile phones.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 6, 2010 05:53

    Meru-Meru disagrees strongly.... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 18, 2010 05:56

    seems not to be stupid when you say children are spending tons of somebody elses money. in fact if they can't support there own habit then it should be illegal for CHILDREN to use cell... More


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