health

McDonald’s Japan updates children’s Happy Meals to be more inspiring and nutritionally sound

January 8 heralds a new era of health-conscious menu options and educational freebies.

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Lack of otaku blood from cancelled Comiket contributing to donation shortage in Japan

In a normal year, right now anime fans wouldn’t just be emptying their wallets, they’d be filling up blood vials too.

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COVID-19 appears to be suppressing the flu in Japan, number of cases down and decreasing

COVID-19 might have even canceled flu season.

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Is it dangerous to slurp oysters straight from the shell? Japan’s Ministry of Health weighs in

It can go two ways: a fun time or a lot of time in the toilet.

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Japan now has video gamer chiropractic treatments to reduce discomfort and improve performance

Stiff and sore? A Headshot Course will have you feeling better.

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Nara University study finds some common teas can neutralize COVID-19

Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into another buying frenzy.

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Instant ramen with 40 billion lactic acid bacteria on sale now

I demand a recount!

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The Five Smalls – Tokyo asks citizens to follow five guidelines as coronavirus infections spike

Officials are worried situation could get even worse as Japan approaches its busiest socializing season.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the Egg’wich in Osaka

Adventures in gluten-free burgers.

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World’s first Eggwich specialty store set to open in Japan

“Don’t Worry, Egg’Wich” delivers a protein hit with eggy buns that are sure to please health-conscious fast food lovers.

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No mask, no ride – Japanese government allows taxis to refuse to pick up maskless passengers

Don’t want to wear a mask? Then you better feel like walking.

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World-first confirmation that masks can protect you from coronavirus【Video】

Japanese researchers use mannequin heads to prove that face coverings really do work against COVID-19.

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“Please don’t use our tubs for getting drunk” pleads Japanese maker of plastic wash tubs

The makers of Kerorin tubs, the yellow plastic tub used in Japanese bath houses, say they’re not meant for food or drinks.

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Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more

Comfort food care packages eliminate the need to go out for groceries or take-out during final stage of recovery.

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First-ever foot-operated vending machine appears in Japan during pandemic

Revolutionary new system aims to keep your hands clean but people aren’t entirely sold on the idea. 

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Coronavirus vaccine to be free for all people in Japan as government foots bill, insiders say

Initiative comes with a massive price tag for Japanese government.

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Japanese vending machines now sell pandemic goods

Welcome to the new normal.

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People who won’t wear masks have to dig graves for COVID-19 deaths in this Indonesian town

If you’re going to be part of the problem, you’re going to have to be part of the clean-up too.

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Nearly half of survey respondents in Japan feel healthier since before COVID-19

A widespread health crisis served as a wake-up call to many people’s own personal health crises.

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Sugar-free beer coming from Kirin this October

Now we just need some sugar-free skittles and we’re set.

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