Japanese morning shows talking about 謎ルール (weird rules) in society.

1) Third-year students who wanted to scold first-years had to scold second-years who would then scold the first-year...

2) Students on the music club (wind instruments) couldn’t drink sparkling water.
3) Girls (students) couldn’t wear hair bands in any other color than black or brown.

4) Students could only respond “yes” or “no” to their seniors.
5) Some companies enforced the seatings to be men-women-men-women in parties.

This is so bizarre... Fortunately there is talk about updates to these “rules.” 🤦🏻‍♀️

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