Just a week after the consumption tax hike went into effect, another “tax” has hit employees at Yahoo Japan Corp. — in particular those who love crispy and juicy food.
Calling it a “deep-fried food tax,” the levy that started Tuesday is intended to encourage workers at the internet giant to eat more healthily. To that end, Yahoo Japan has raised the price of deep-fried dishes served at its Tokyo headquarters’ cafeteria by ¥100. The revenue from the price hike is being used to give ¥150 discounts for broiled or simmered fish dishes.
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