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Old 06-24-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/hea...at.busters.cnn

basically Japan has introduced a fine on companies for every employee who is fat. The new law states that every employee must have a waist size of no more than 33.5" for men and 35.5" for women.

Imagine this being introduced in the U.S. who's average waist size is 39" for men and 37" for women? Not to mention Canada could use some slimming down too.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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I'd be in trouble, I'm a 34 or 36 depending on the type of pants...it's all muscle though...*cough*
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Well depending on the company I'm a 28-29, so I'll be ok until my metabolism slows
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What about all their sumo wrestlers?!?
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What about all their sumo wrestlers?!?
The sumo wrestling companies will just have to pay a lot more...?

So it's ok for women to be fatter over there? I have a 30-32 waist, depending on pants.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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Shouldn't the ladies waist size be smaller than the mans?

They should totally do this in America. I'd laugh my ass off.

I'm 6 foot 2" 170 pounds and wear a 32 waist 34 length pants. Granted some pants I can fit in a 31 or in the case of my work I wear a 34-34 but there sizes are way larger than a typical jean company.
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im at least a 34, but i usually wear a 36. I don't see how they would implement those...
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I'm skinny as hell, and my waist is like a 32-33, that sucks for them.
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I'm liking this idea. what will it take to get it to America?

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I'm 6 foot 2" 170 pounds and wear a 32 waist 34 length pants. Granted some pants I can fit in a 31 or in the case of my work I wear a 34-34 but there sizes are way larger than a typical jean company.
cut off 2" and 15 lbs and you have me. Although those 32x34 are looking a little short now... I have yet to see a pair of 32x36's.
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Interesting...I think it should be encouraged but not mandatory. Forcing the issue in North America would be very very difficult! Wii Fit for everyone!!!
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