Legal Waist Limit

Japan has recently adopted a law that declares legal limits on waistlines. 33.6 inches (85.3 cm) is the limit for men. If you’re considering emigrating to Japan with the intention of becoming a citizen, this is something to consider.

If you exceed the limit, you are described by the lovely term “metabo,” which is simply metabolic syndrome truncated. In Japanese, foreign loan words have a euphemistic effect, unlike an actual Japanese word such as debu*.

*chubby, fat.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s