A while a go I reported that the Tokyo metropolitan government was going to implement a ban on the selling of used underwear. Well, from today’s reports, it seems that the bill will be submitted next Wednesday.
After its introduction, those caught selling underwear previously worn by anybody under 18 could be fined up to 500,000 yen (2,500 pound). And those found buying such products could get hit with a slightly reduced (but still hefty) fine of 300,000 yen (1,500 pound). Even those merely providing space for any such transaction will be similarly punished.
So, whilst I knew this day would eventually come, it’s with a heavy heart that I am now forced to bow out of this most lucrative of markets, meaning that from today it’s sale time – everything must go. As stocks become low, I will sell to the highest bidder. And up until the end I will stick by my tried and trusted policy.
No stain means no gain. So the more soiled, the more you must toil. Bid away!