Puberty, rebellion and attitude Japan has a long tradition of youth movies tackling the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Japanese cinema boasts a sizeable number of films about young people. It was Shochiku studios that forged the way with such gendai-geki, a field too broad to be considered a genre as such and which encompassed both melodramatic and comedic styles and subjects.
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A Japanese teenager plans to crowdfund a lawsuit against a local law in Kagawa prefecture that limits how much time children can spend playing video games and using smartphones. The year-old, who has only given his first name, Wataru, is bringing the lawsuit with the help of his mother and a lawyer. The law, which came into effect in April, says that children shouldn't play video games for more than one hour on school days, and no more than 90 minutes on days off. It also says children aged 12 to 15 should not use smartphones after 9 p. Wataru started a petition against the law before it was passed in March, and it was signed by almost people. Wataru's lawyer, Tomoshi Sakka, told AFP that the law is against Japan's constitution, which gives people the right to make their own choices.
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Aori Nishimura of Japan looks on during training. The street event is notable for the youth of its competitors. Japan's Nakayama and Momiji Nishiya are 16 and 13 respectively and Leal is also 13 years old. During the heats Leal managed two flawless runs, while China's Zeng Wenhui, 16, impressed by landing technically complicated tricks that lit up the commentators.
On the Olympic podium stood three teenage girls — 13, 13 and 16 — with weighty gold, silver and bronze medals around their young necks, rewards for having landed tricks on their skateboards that most kids their age only get to see on Instagram. After decades in the shadows of men's skateboarding, the future for the sport's daring, trailblazing women suddenly looked brighter than ever at the Tokyo Games on Monday. It's anyone's guess how many young girls tuned in to watch Momiji Nishiya of Japan win the debut Olympic skateboarding event for women, giving the host nation a sweep of golds in the street event after Yuto Horigome won the men's event.