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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Latest Trend in Japanese Children Parks: Security Cameras and Sterilized Sand

From SighOnSanDiego.com: Fantasy Kids Resort in Japan has all the basic amenities of a park for young children, with a few extras: uniformed monitors, security cameras and sterilized sand. Visitors spray their stroller wheels with antiseptic soap.

The new indoor park near Tokyo – one of at least a dozen like it around Japan – might seem an overly protective environment for children in one of the world's safest societies. But for many Japanese parents, parks like this are a logical, high-security response to a string of dramatic crimes against children that are fixating the nation.  Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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