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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Japan seeks limits on kids' cellphone use

Japan seeks limits on kids' cellphone use

By Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer
TOKYO — Japanese youngsters are getting so addicted to Internet-linking cellphones that the government is starting a program warning parents and schools to limit their use among children.

The government is worried about elementary and junior high school students getting sucked into cyberspace crimes, spending long hours exchanging mobile e-mails and suffering other negative effects of cellphone overuse, Masaharu Kuba, a government official overseeing the initiative, said Tuesday.

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