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Children are often punished by their parents by not allowing them to go out.

In English, we call this action grounding and the child is grounded.

Is this a similar punishment in Japan? And what is it called?

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    @shoko, please post as an answer.
    – Jack Bosma
    Mar 20, 2017 at 14:40
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    西洋では、「家から出さない」のが罰。日本では、逆に「家に入れない」のがこどもに対する罰。この違いはデカい。わかるかな?無理だろうなあ。
    – user4032
    Mar 21, 2017 at 13:23

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What is the term for “grounded” in the sense of a punishment?

In Japanese, we call that [外出禁止]{がいしゅつきんし}.

Is this a similar punishment in Japan?

No. In Japan parents often punish their (usually young) children by locking them out of the house.

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