So, the prefecture decided to give these seniors a discounts on ramen at Sugakiya, a restaurant chain with hundreds of locations across the Island nation. The discount amounts to approximately 15% off -- which might not seem like a lot, till you remember that most grandparents steal jelly from diners just to save some coin. I guess that's what living through the Great Depression will do to you.
Similar incentives -- like discounts at public baths, barbers, and taxis -- have been relatively successful, with approximately 12,000 seniors giving up their licenses voluntarily already. The ramen should increase these numbers, since the only thing that seniors seem to love more than making other drivers nervous is a good discount.