"You may not put more than three pencils in your pencil box/ If you wish to speak in class, raise your hand forward at a 70-degree angle/ No going to the toilet in groups/ You must finish using the toilet within seven minutes/ Use no more than 30 cm of toilet paper each time/ Even if parents or siblings, males and females must not walk together on the street/ Meals must be eaten in the following order: milk, bread, main course."

— Musician Tatsuo Kamon

The lyrics (my translation) to Japanese joke-rocker Tatsuo Kamon's "Honto ni Atta Kowai Kosoku," a song about school rules, might seem funny until you get to the chorus: "These were real school rules/ bizarre school rules/ scary school rules."