Society | Jan 25

Saitama Drafts Guidelines for Swimsuit Photoshoots at Public Pools

Saitama, Jan 25 (News On Japan) - The committee tasked with discussing the appropriateness of swimsuit photo sessions at public pools in Saitama Prefecture has drafted new conditions for granting permission for such events, cautioning against overly revealing swimwear.

Last June, the Saitama Prefecture Public Park Association, which manages the pool, had requested the cancellation of a planned swimsuit photo session due to the lack of clear rules, as directed by the prefecture. As a temporary measure, the association had responded by illustrating examples of prohibited attire, such as swimwear with excessive skin exposure. Following this, a committee consisting of experts with academic and practical experience continued discussions and on January 24th, they compiled a draft of the new permission conditions.

According to the draft, while freedom of expression should be respected, it is advised to be cautious about allowing extreme swimsuits and poses. It calls for the establishment of diagrams and numerical standards for prohibited items to enable objective judgment. Furthermore, it recommends prohibiting the participation of individuals under 18 years of age and requires organizers to pledge not to involve minors. The committee is seeking opinions from the public through its website and plans to finalize its recommendations next month.

Source: NHK


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