By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Google Street View Finally in Japan… Hold On a Sec, is it Legal?
If you’ve dreamed of walking around Japan without having to spend a lot of money, you’ll be happy to learn that Google Street View is now available here!
I could find both my house and car without too much trouble…
Now, just for you, here’s Chuo Dori in Akihabara (the main street).
I have a question for the Google staff concerning the legality of this free service here in Japan. By law in Japan, before taking a picture or video of a building you must get permission from the town-hall, the owner of the building, the architects, and the people living/working in the building. If you FAIL to receive approval from one party, you’re not allowed to take a picture/video of the building…
I’m no lawyer, but I can tell you that we faced a problem like this before… So Google, how did you make it happen?