health

Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors?

Many of pachinko’s worst qualities actually make it a relatively safe environment.

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Tokyo plan to give 100,000 yen to residents who get infected with coronavirus sparks backlash

“So is this the start of the Coronavirus Challenge Lottery?” asks opponent of Shinjuku program.

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Toyama Prefectural University able to locate potential COVID-19 clusters from raw sewage

You too might be able to save lives just by staying regular!

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Japanese condoms now have their own anime: Condom Battler Goro!

Superhero characters promote safe sex in new anime series.

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You play the newest Pokémon game, Pokémon Smile, by brushing your teeth in real life【Video】

Gotta brush ‘em all!

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Disgusting truth of what happens when someone coughs without covering their mouth revealed【Video】

Japanese supercomputer shows how high a barrier you need if your coworker won’t show basic courtesy during the coronavirus crisis.

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90-year-old Japanese gamer grandma breaks world record, praises Grand Theft Auto 5【Video】

The world’s oldest video game streamer, Hamako Mori, has played titles like Call of Duty and Dauntless for decades — and shows no signs of stopping.

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Tokyo cheerleader pub’s coronavirus countermeasures include full face shields for customers

Customers must also undergo four-stage disinfecting process before being seated.

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New coronavirus cases in Tokyo drop to lowest level in almost two weeks

Reduced number of new infections coincides with strengthened calls from government for people to stay home.

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Nintendo Fitness Boxing videos released online: train alongside famous Japanese voice actors!

You don’t even need a Switch to join in, so get punching!

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The SoraNews24 Work from Home Health Guide: Stretching with Mr. Sato!【Photos】

Mr. Sato is wiser, and healthier, than people think, and he’s here to help you stay loose and limber.

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How to kill your temptation to go outside this weekend with one piece of paper and some tape

Japanese comedian creates a 30-second countermeasure that can help you, and your community, stay safe from the coronavirus.

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Japanese government places entire world on “Please don’t travel to” list for citizens

Ministry of Foreign Affairs raises all countries’ travel danger levels in historic first.

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A first for Japan: feminine care kit geared towards the first period or sudden emergencies

Nothing can “pad” the pain of menstrual cramps, but at least we can be prepared for it.

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Japanese yokai starts appearing on Twitter to prevent the spread of COVID-19

People in Japan are turning to the mysterious Amabie to help us through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Pikachu, I choose you to fight infection! Color-changing Pokémon hand soap now on sale in Japan

“It’s super effective!” should really be the tagline for this new Pokémon soap product. 

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Japanese government enacts mask resale ban, sets prison time penalty for violators

Ban replaces opportunity to make a profit with chance to end up behind bars.

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325 cruise participants diagnosed with coronavirus have recovered, were released from hospital

And Japanese citizens wonder why no news stations were reporting the good news

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No more tumblers — Starbucks Japan institutes new coronavirus countermeasure policies

Changes aim to keep both customers and workers safe.

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Japanese company tells worker he probably doesn’t have coronavirus, to come to work with a fever

Missing the point this badly is enough to get any worker hot under the collar.

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