Tokyo man wins 21-million yen lawsuit after slipping on lettuce water, tempura ruling overturned

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Two supermarket shoppers pick up injuries, but only one gets a courtroom win.

One of the great things about Japanese supermarkets is their incredible selection of pre-made foods, with the tempura being many shoppers’ personal favorite. But while tempura is the highlight of many grocery runs, it didn’t put a smile on the face of a 36-year-old man who visited a branch of chain supermarket Summit in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. While there, he slipped on a piece of kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) tempura that had been dropped on the floor in front of a register, causing him to fall

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