“Ooooh, somebody’s got a sweet-tooth!” the grocery store clerk said to me as he scanned my items and put them into a paper bag. I glared at him, my razor stare attempting to cut into his thoughts in order to get at exactly what he was trying to communicate to me. He was abnormally skinny, so perhaps he was jealous and tortured by my delightfully sweet purchases. Lucky for me, I don’t live in Japan. Otherwise, this guy may have turned me in.

Why, you ask? A new Japanese law has just been put into effect that if citizens exceed a certain waistline and weight requirement, they must undergo counseling. WHAT?? From the country that invented Sumo wrestling, REALLY? Sounds pretty intense.

Anyways, here’s the full story.

Fat in Japan

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