February 21, 2012

Just a thought

Think maybe that the reason for "Measurement day" is to aggregate all the numbers so that the stores can stock the proper amounts of various sizes of school uniforms?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Japanese at 10:14 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Do they measure boys also?

Posted by: Siergen at February 21, 2012 02:57 PM (3/gGt)

2 Yes, they measure the boys as well; it just shows up less in the sort of anime we watch. Search for 学校保健統計調査 (School Health Examination Survey), and you can find some of the data, such as this spreadsheet breaking down height and weight by grade over 1995-2010.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at February 21, 2012 03:22 PM (2XtN5)

3  Yeah, they do.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 21, 2012 03:22 PM (+rSRq)

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