health

Japanese spoon puts electrical field in your mouth to trick you into tasting salt, now on sale

It’s like a party in your mouth, and electricity’s invited!

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Japan’s first-ever Yakult cafe serves a rare probiotic ice cream in the shadow of a famous castle

A sacred place for shogun…and lovers of lactic acid bacteria ice cream.

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JR, Tokyo Metro, other rails lines adding discounts for mentally handicapped riders, caregivers

New policy seeks to remove additional financial burden in a country where not taking the train often isn’t an option.

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Two new fantasy creatures join the Funbaruzu posture-correcting plushie family

Because sometimes it’s hard to imagine a real animal fixing your slouch.

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Can slapping on some nose filters prevent the anguish of hay fever?

And is the illusion of snot better than actual snot?

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Hay fever got you down? Doctors recommend wiggling around on the floor like a dying cockroach

It doesn’t look any sillier than snot running out your nose.

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Japanese study finds link between taking frequent baths and happiness, may not tell whole story

Which came first, the frequent soaks or the day-to-day happiness?

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17 percent of anime workers in survey have/have possibly had depression, other mental issues

Japan Animation Creators Association survey gets troubling responses.

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Miyagi hot spring inn offering free sleep analysis as part of relaxing, health-focused stay

Three Japanese companies are working together to help show the importance of a good night’s sleep. Read More

How to go buy condoms without spoiling the mood with the help of Schrödinger’s toilet and robots

Our newly single reporter Seiji devises and tests three methods that could only come from a mind like his.

This article is sponsored by SKYN Premium.

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Japanese TV issues heatstroke alert, says to avoid exercise, keeps showing high school baseball game

Baffling mixed messages during this year’s coverage of the Koshien tournament.

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Pokémon Sleep gameplay finally revealed in video, pre-registration opens【Video】

Game tells you which Pokémon you sleep like, and the better you snooze, the more Pokémon friends you make.

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Study of blood tests in Tokyo finds 98% as having vitamin D deficiencies

D up, everyone!

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Meet the Japanese salarymen who defy gravity in a Tokyo park during lunchtime

Salarymen with superhero strength band together to form a horizontal bar club.

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“Keep your butthole pointed straight down” — Posture tips as Japan starts the new business year

Don’t let your new job make your body feel old and creaky.

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Mask rules in Japan have changed…so are people still wearing them?

We find out if people in Tokyo are ripping off their masks and throwing them to the wind in light of the new changes.

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Are you a sloucher? Get a cute, furry little friend to help correct your posture at your desk

And maybe it’ll help reduce stress too!

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Panasonic says to stop wearing socks while you sleep

I’m going to call Sony for a second opinion.

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Masks should still be worn indoors, majority of Japanese people in poll say

Even with government plans to downgrade the coronavirus to the same danger level as seasonal flu, many plan to stay masked up.

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Will you really catch a cold if you sleep under a Japanese kotatsu table?

A Japanese medical expert answers the age-old question for us.

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