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  • I guess it's just derived from haipometaborisumu.

    June 13, 2008

  • "Summoned by the city of Amagasaki one recent morning, Minoru Nogiri, 45, a flower shop owner, found himself lining up to have his waistline measured. With no visible paunch, he seemed to run little risk of being classified as overweight, or metabo, the preferred word in Japan these days."

    The New York Times, Japan, Seeking Trim Waists, Measures Millions by Norimitsu Onishi, June 13, 2008

    June 13, 2008