February 04, 2011

Japanese customers futon dusting upsets neighbour & is fined 1 million yen

"The Osaka District Court on Aug. 24 ordered a 63-year-old woman to pay 1 million yen in damages to her 72-year-old male next-door neighbor after years of bothering him with noise by hitting futons...The two residences' outer walls are only a meter apart at their closest...A settlement was reached on conditions including that the woman would not hit futons more than twice a day, would not hit for 10 minutes or longer at a time, and would not hit between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m...However, even after the settlement, the woman continued to hit futons more than the agreed upon number of times. When the man complained, she is said to have responded, "If you don't like it, go away," and hit the futons even more loudly."

Source: Woman ordered to pay damages to neighbor over noise from hitting futons
Mainichi Japan
August 25, 2010

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