health

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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Can you become a martial artist after six months of online karate classes? Let’s find out

Because sometimes you just can’t get to a dojo to train. 

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Tochigi-born model asks for fans’ support in new role.

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Japanese defecation survey says kids struggle with Japanese toilets, contributing to constipation

Girls seem to be much better than boys at using Japan’s traditional squat toilets.

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Bottled hot water selling like bottled hot cakes in Japan

Hot water is the hottest water around.

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Japan develops special sushi for pregnant women

Expectant mothers in Japan usually can’t expect to eat sushi, but this could change that.

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Japanese hotels likely to legally require travelers to wear masks under revised regulation

Proposed amendment comes as Japan is expected to announce timetable for unrestricted inbound tourism.

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Japanese government is shutting down its COVID contract-tracing app

COCOA is coming to a close in the latest relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures in Japan.

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Spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food taste saltier to go on sale in 2023

Take this news without a grain of salt.

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Video game to detect early stages of glaucoma developed by Tohoku University

Vaporize meteoroids with a giant laser…for your health!

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Evas at work! Evangelion assist suit wants to protect your lower back【Photos】

Workplace equipment aimed at the hearts, and lower backs, of anime fans.

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Japanese scientists succeed at causing depression in monkeys using magnetic stimulation

Researchers hope results will benefit humanity, online commenters more concerned about the monkeys.

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Very limited sale of glasses that can halt or reverse nearsightedness begin in Japan

A pair of truly “corrective” lenses?

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Matcha improves sleep quality, social cognition, researchers say, and you don’t need to drink it

Results of year-long clinical trial give us more reasons than ever to drink, or eat, matcha.

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Kyoto University finds alpacas may hold the key to preventing all COVID-19 variants

I can feel my immunity rise just looking at these little guys.

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Part-maid cafe, part-dentist’s office? Akiba Dental Clinic opens in Tokyo【Photos】

Frilly outfits and assisted teeth-brushing practice are part of the otaku-oriented dental clinic.

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Our writer loses 6 kilograms (13 pounds) in 1 month with help from these Japanese 7-Eleven foods

A healthy diet and 7-Eleven aren’t often heard in the same breath, but maybe they should be.

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Japan considering doubling entry cap for overseas travelers, waiving on-arrival PCR tests soon

Testing exemptions would be based on nation of departure.

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