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Lunch breaks on decline in U.S., report shows

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Many Japanese people also work and eating lunch on their desk while working, just go to ward office during lunch hour. They'll serve you but some of them still eating their lunch.

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Lunch is an important meal, even if eaten at the work desk. Most Japanese companies and authorities do not provide eating places.

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My first guess would be the job is too busy. Next, no place to eat at work, outside meals too expensive, or people do not have time, do not know how, or too lazy to prepare a lunch for work. It also becomes more complicated if the office does not have a refrigerator, no one trusts their coworkers to leave it there, or the kitchen is too unsanitary to leave in the break room.

I think eating at the desks is becoming more frowned upon in the US even though it is not banned. When people eat at the office, that is additional cost for more cleaning staff and disposal of food waste.

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I take a walk and either eat something small or have a quick lunch at a restaurant avoiding fried food.

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Most Japanese companies and authorities do not provide eating places.

Actually, it's the opposite, as most do provide a place to eat.

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I’ve never liked lunch breaks. Made me feel like I was working two different shifts in one day.

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Actually, it's the opposite, as most do provide a place to eat

Totally depends upon the company, and it's never a good idea to try and assume to know what "most" do or dont do. Been working in this country for nearly 4 decades, and all I will say is, SOME do, SOME don't.

I would wholeheartedly disagree with the assumption that MOST do, because they dont. Logistics alone just dont allow for it.

Look at the largest employer in Japan, komuin, they sure as hell DONT have a place to eat lunch!

That alone shoots down the "most" right there.

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The story is about the US. What Japan does or does not do is interesting, but off topic. The US has been slowly making the life more difficult for workers and since more work per day has gone up, lunch is often a problem for workers to do the amount of work per day. It's the worker's option to eat lunch or not, but many of the workers are expected to do x amount of work and many opt out of losing the time to eat mid-day.

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Totally depends upon the company, and it's never a good idea to try and assume to know what "most" do or dont do. Been working in this country for nearly 4 decades, and all I will say is, SOME do, SOME don't.

Most do.

Look at the largest employer in Japan, komuin, they sure as hell DONT have a place to eat lunch!

They do actually.

The story is about the US.

It's about lunch, in the US.

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They do actually.

Uhm, no they dont. Look at the literally tens of thousands of teachers in Japan who eat lunch at their desks or in classrooms with kids.

So, actually they dont!

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