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Illegal To Be Fat In Japan Now, Overweight = Lawbreaker

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It is nowillegal to be fat in Japan.  Companies must now measure worker waistlines.  More and more Japanese citizens are seeking help from obesity clinics in order not to break the new fat law.Under the new law companies have to administer check-ups to employees once a year Employees that do nnot meet the waistline requirement must undergo counseling. In 2011  politicians ruled maximum waistline sizes for those 40 years old and older: 33.5 inches  (85 centimeters) for men and  35.4 inches (90 centimeters) for women.


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If companies do not reduce the number of overweight employees by 10 percent by 2012 and 25 percent by 2015, they could be required to pay more money into a health care program for the elderly. An estimated 56 million Japanese will have their waists measured this year.

Though Japan has some of the world’s lowest rates of obesity — less than 5 percent, compared to nearly 35 percent for the United States — people here on average have gotten heavier in the past three decades, according to Japanese statistics. More worrisome,  the number of people with diabetes has risen from 6.9 million in 1997 to 8.9 million last year.

Japanese ealth care costs here are projected to double by 2020 and represent 11.5 percent of gross domestic product. That’s why some health experts support  the new fat law.  See more here:

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    • anonymous

      We here in America are fully prepared for this one,,being fat is a form of prepping,,take one male six feet 30 years old, 300lbs vs one male 160lbs six feet, 30 years old, no food for 5 months, guess who died? If Amurikans were salivating to think they are going to have another group to subjigate and discriminate against think again. Because the day you do that, is the day we come to your house because you have 2 boxes of ammo instead of one, you have an underground shelter, you have a pantry, you have extra water sitting around, you have too much toilet paper, any and every thing and we drag you to the camps for prepping. HAR! HAR! Pick another group to feel superior to, we’re prepping, don’t think it ain’t so, with your idolistic atheist crap, the designer knew they can take your extra can of beans but not if you’ve already eaten it. HAR! HAR! Idolators of your own bodies instead of using them to stick it in their faces and live longer than they think with just a couple of vitamins and water.

      • Hannibal Lecter, M.D.

        Just wait until the preppers find out how good atheists taste. (Especially pan-seared with olive oil, garlic and capers.)

        • BEEF SUPREME

          Atheists taste good?

    • Anonymous

      I hope they outlaw stupidity too

    • Fox Mulder

      This is BS. I live in Tokyo.

    • Factory Farms FEAR the MooCow

      I am the symbol of all skinny people in America!! MooOoOO In USA it is illegal to be skinny! MooOOOOOO woof woof woof yipe yipe yipe…. :mad:

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