Answer: Society give children extra protection that it does not give to adults, because children are less able to protect themselves, and have often been treated as slaves by their parents or guardians.
Answer: France has very strict child labor laws. Children are restricted from working except under certain circumstances or permits from the goverment. Children under 16 are not allowed to be employed except if the are over 14 and in an apprenticship. Some children are allowed to work in entertainment industries for very short periods of time. Any one under 18 can only work 7 hours a day and only 35 hours a week. They also can not work between 10 pm or 6 am.
Answer: The Japanese constitution prevents employers from hiring anyone under age 18 for work at night or for work involving more than 48 hours a week or eight hours a day, except under certain conditions. Night work is defined as between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Males over age 16 are allowed to work at night if they are working a shift system. Minors are also not allowed to be assigned any work which is dangerous or hazardous to health--for example, mining work, repairing machines that are in operation at the time of repair, or handling poison or explosives.