Yahoo Japan has introduced a “fried food tax” at its headquarters restaurants to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce obesity among its employees. Starting October 8, fried foods such as fried pork chops have gone up, while fish items such as boiled or grilled fish have gone down.
Its 2017 physical examination showed that 45 percent of employees had higher LDL cholesterol levels.
Its cafeteria has 1,000 employees eating every day, and fried food is much more popular than boiled or grilled fish. In addition to the increase in the price of fried pork chops, fried chicken chops have also risen by 100 yen to 691 yen. Now at lunchtime, fish food is sold out, and officials say the results are remarkable.