Toshio Mochizuki, director of the Medical Urban Clinic in Osaka and author of "I'm Metabo, So What?" In a bid to curb spiraling medical costs due to obesity and related diseases, the government will require companies to cut the number of overweight workers (men with a waistline larger than 85 cm) by 20% by 2015. Failure to do so will result in a surcharge on contributions to a fund for elderly care. (Bloomberg)© Japan Today
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I'm worried that the overweight will be shunned in the workplace and these new rules will make no one want to hire them.
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