Tuesday, December 6, 2011

raising the bar

It's common now for Japanese companies to regularly measure employees' waistlines and demand they stay fit, else they be fined by the government. Some offices pump 'exercise music' over loudspeakers, as a way to encourage workers to periodically rise from their cubicles and move a little.

Let this mechanical guy be an inspiration to salarymen everywhere.

spotted at Hakuhinkan Toy Park, 8-8-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo


Maryanne said...

this just in: the package this thing comes in says kaiten ojiisan, literally, "revolving codger" !

Terry B said...

Translation by Terry!