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Some Japan Companies Are Enforcing A 'No Glasses' Rule For Women

In an article published by Bloomberg, it was revealed that some Japan companies are barring women from wearing glasses in the workplace. 

Did I just read that correctly? Wait, let me put on my glasses. 

Such a simple and obvious necessity you wouldn't even think twice about, yet some Japan companies are banning the necessity -- soley for aesthetic purposes. 

Japan Nippon TV aired the story that has since gone viral and received tons of response. 

Japanese women are now fighting for the right to wear glasses to work. The hashtag #glassesban was trending, women sharing selfies of themselves wearing the apparently offending eyewear. 

Ishikawa, who has started a petition signed by more than 31,000 supporters who agree standing in heels all day should not be a job requirement for female workers had this to say about the situation, "If wearing glasses is a real problem at work it should be banned for everyone -- men and women. This problem with glasses is the exact same as high heels. It's only a rule for female workers."

Right on, Ishikawa! We stand with you, women of Japan. 

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Pop-Up “Restaurant of Mistaken Orders” Will Serve Your Meal By Waiters With Dementia

When dining out, there's an expectation that your order will be correctly served to you. But if you're going to eat at the Tokyo pop-up called "Restaurant of Mistaken Orders", you should rethink your expected outcome. This dining experience is staffed by people living with dementia who may, or may not, get your order right. Story via: Open Culture

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Artist Challenges The Way We View Disney Characters By Placing Them In 'Not So Innocent' Scenarios

Many people grew up with magic. We are not referring to Harry Potter magic or magician's magic, but instead the special, indescribable magic of Disney. If you grew up in the 90s, you probably had a favorite character, a favorite Disney princess, and a favorite Disney movie. Your bedspread, blankets, pillows, bedroom furniture, and clothes further solidified your love for all things Disney. Disney was a childhood lifestyle, and its characters were our spirit animals, always good, innocent and heroic. However, Japanese graphic designer, Shusaku Takaoka, decided to challenge the way we see our favorite cartoon characters by digitally incorporating them into places and scenarios they don't fit into. 


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Reasons Why Japan Is Unlike Any Other Place In The World

Japan is unique for many reasons. Reasons that the outer world might not fully comprehend. Whether you find the following images strange or not, you have to admit, it is a treat for the eyes! 

Japan, never change!

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Japan's New McDonald's Cup Design Is Hilariously NSFW (13 Images)

What seems like an innocent and cute design has going horribly wrong -- and in so many ways!

Do you think the Japanese designers behind this product didn't realize all these alternative views of their design, or was it intention? Either way, the cup has gone viral and as they say, 'There is no such thing as bad publicity.' 

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Artist Turns Popular Japanese Snacks Into Masterpieces Of Art

This art style is called, 'kirigami' and it a form of paper art and not-so-distant cousin of the classic origami art. 'Kiru,' in Japanese, means "to cut" and 'kami' means "paper". However, artist Haruki-sensei doesn't cut usual paper to create his artworks.

His 'paper' comes from the packaging of popular Japanese snacks! And the art he creates from each boxing is truly jaw-dropping. 

Prepare yourself for this magic! 


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Artist Shares The Cultural Differences Between The US, Japan, And Singapore In These Brilliant Comics

Instagram comic artist @EvaComics, has created these funny comics based on cultural differences she came across when studying abroad in Japan. Originally from the US, there was quite a cultural shock when it came to everyday life! Her comics are meant to help foreigners understand the differences in an easier way, as well as bring in some fun into it! Check out some of the comics below!

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These Vacuum Sealed Wedding Photos Will Literally Take Your Breath Away

Japan continues to provide plenty of material when it comes to bizarre trends. The latest? Vacuum-packed wedding photos.

Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi'songoing photo series will take your breath away, literally. Titled "Flesh Love", it features bizarre portraits of couples tightly encased inside vacuum-sealed plastic bags. According to Kawaguchi, it's a way for people to express "how close and in love they are".

The process involved is simple, albeit risky. Couples are first covered in lube to avoid friction with the plastic. A vacuum then sucks out all the air inside, sealing the lovebirds in an uncomfortable cocoon of love. Kawaguchi then runs to his camera to snap two quick photos before telling his assistant to open the bag. The pairs have to hold their breath for 10 seconds or more, before being handed a can of oxygen. A medic is also on standby just in case things go awry. Wow!




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New Mom Shares Photos Of The Food She Received In Japanese Hospital

We all hear how terrible hospital food is, but that's in the U.S. According to one Japanese mother, you can have a baby and get a gourmet meal in the Land of the Rising Sun. According to Daily Mail, an unnamed woman was so impressed by the food her hospital was putting out that she posted 12 photos of her meals on Imgur. The internet was shocked, and some were even jealous, to see what types of food Japanese hospitals are feeding their patients. Via: Daily Mail and Bored Panda


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Japanese People That Have No Idea What Is Written On Their T-shirts

Street photographer Alex Greenberg is having fun capturing the weirdest t-shirts worn by people on the streets of Shanghai. On his Instagram account ShanghaiObserved, he documents the t-shirts written in English, with often extremely inappropriate meaning, worn by people who are probably not aware of the message they are displaying…Via: UFUNK


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