July 04, 2014

Japanese universities increase number of solitary seats in cafeterias

Japanese graduates at recruitment fair Copyright Peter Hanami 2005
Title: Japanese graduates at recruitment fair 

"Psychologists are fretting about the increasing number of universities that set up bocchi seki in their cafeterias—seats for solitary students who “don’t want to share tables with other people and feel self-conscious about others’ gaze when they eat.”

Source: Telephone lines, Yamanote train redesign, bad lieutenants and more
By: Steve Trautlein 
 Jul 3, 2014 
|Issue: 1058 

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