THE MAINICHI DAILY NEWS -- Jan 22 -- Starting Feb. 1, Internet users wishing to join dating sites will have to prove they are 18 or over by sending a digital copy of their driver's license. The requirement is one part of the amended law that went into effect Dec. 1 of last year to regulate dating sites, and comes under the rules of the National Public Safety Commission. Should site operators fail to make the ID checks, authorities will issue a warning. If a site operator continues to ignore the new rules, he or she could face up to six months in prison or a fine of up to 1 million yen.
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