514 Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

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Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” — Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ — also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 and 60 allowed in, after they check in their clothes and put on paper underwear provided by the restaurant.

“If you are more than 15 kilos (33 pounds) above the average weight for your height, we ask you refrain from making a reservation,” a list of rules posted on the restaurant’s website states, explaining that patrons could be weighed if they do not appear to be within the correct weight range.

Guests found to be “overweight” will be refused entry to the restaurant, which opens on July 29, and will not be entitled to a refund, its website points out. All payments must be made in advance on an online booking page.

I – Word Understanding
Draconian rules- harsh, severe, strict
Ejected – force
Weighed – find out how heavy

II – Have Your Say
1. What do you think the reason why they ban overwieght?
2. Do you think that restaurant will have many costumer?
3. What do you think will be the reaction of the person who’s overweight?
4. Guests found to be “overweight” will be refused entry to the restaurant. If you are on there situation what would you feel then?

514 Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

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