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    Being fat now illegal in Japan

    (ran a search, did not see this topic brought up yet... you guys are slacking)

    Japan Health Care | Japan Obesity

    Being FAT is now illegal in Japan. - YouTube

    Interesting, says the country is small, so they can't afford for the people to be big. Companies are serving healthier food (doesn't go into detail what that is) and encouraging workers to exercise more through the day (the youtube vid is HILARIOUS, music sounds like nap-time not workout time) because companies now face fines if their workers are over-weight.

    I'm not sure if this is applied to all citizens, or just those employed.

    I'm also assuming Sumo wrestlers are forgiven.

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    33.5 inch waist for men over 40. damn.

    i love the end of the video when they focus in on that one guy's mid-section as if to show how overweight he is, and he's thinner than i was in high school.

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    I know most of those people wouldn't even be considered chubby by our standards, but then again by their standards this nation is full of Sumo wrestlers without any athleticism. Yes offense.

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    This should be required reading for everyone who wonders "why are asians skinny when they eat a lot of rice"? It's because their society pressures them to be skinny.

    Speaking as an asian person, I can guarantee that the pressure to be thin in asia is super super massive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banananutmuffin View Post
    the pressure to be thin in asia is super super massive.
    Lol.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banananutmuffin View Post
    This should be required reading for everyone who wonders "why are asians skinny when they eat a lot of rice"? It's because their society pressures them to be skinny.

    Speaking as an asian person, I can guarantee that the pressure to be thin in asia is super super massive.
    It's also because they eat about 80% less sugar than Americans do and have a better connection to healthy culinary traditions. Even their junk foods are better - rice crackers flavored with shrimp are pretty darn tasty compared to doritos.
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    In all fairness: dog shit is pretty damn tasty compared to doritos.

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    but shrimp crackers are better than either! So is cheap canned-tuna sushi rolls. Now I'm getting hungry...
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    Whoa I'm like totally not turning Japanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    In all fairness: dog shit is pretty damn tasty compared to doritos.
    You know this?
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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