Part-Timers Posting Series of Pranks on Social Media

Society

Tokyo, Feb. 23 (Jiji Press)--Japanese restaurant operators have apologized for a recent series of prank videos posted on social media by part-time workers.

The pranks include a sushi kitchen worker throwing away a cut piece of fish and then returning it to the kitchen counter for serving and a convenience store worker eating an item from an "oden" pot and spitting it out.

Experts said such pranks are posted to meet esteem needs with a lack of the awareness that the Internet is a public space.

The number of pranks posted on social media surged from the beginning of this year, according to experts.

In one video, a worker puts a ladle on his groin at a beef bowl restaurant. A caption on the video reads, "Prepared to be fired."

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