health

U.S. government lowers Japan travel warning level

Japan was placed at highest warning level in May.

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New Yakult desserts now available at special concept store in Tokyo

Yakult’s first foray into the sweets world proves Lactobacillus can be decadently delicious.

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Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say

Basically, more than 150,000 condoms will be given to athletes as souvenirs of their time in Japan.

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“Do not travel to Japan” U.S. government tells citizens

Don’t go to Japan, and if you’re already traveling there, come home ASAP, says State Department.

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Yakult opens a dessert store in Japan and releases a new ice cream in supermarkets

Ice creams and parfaits filled with good bacteria for gut health.

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Coronavirus vaccinations for general public in Japan to start in mid-July at the earliest

Trained dentists granted special permission to administer shots.

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Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms

New study fears shutting them down might do more harm than good.

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New color-changing cat sand from Japan reaches crowdfunding goal

This cat sand changes color to tell you about what’s wrong with your cat’s waste!

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Japanese YouTuber talks candidly about sex education with fresh flair and funny anecdotes

Shelly is here to talk to you about the tori and the hachi—er, the birds and the bees.

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Coronavirus vaccinations finally begin in Japan【Video】

Eight inoculation centers begin administering shots as first vaccine shipment arrives in the country.

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Japan to begin administering coronavirus vaccine next week

Syringe problem likely to keep process from being as fast as it could be, though.

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Japanese vending machine sells PCR tests at 350-year-old temple in Tokyo【Photos】

We pick up a testing kit at the last place we ever expected to find one.

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Japanese loungewear brand designs new range of medical worker uniforms

Scrubs, lab coats and nurse’s uniforms designed with comfort in mind. 

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Japan’s Tenga wants to create a masturbatory aid for people to use in outer space

Self-pleasuring pioneer plans to launch research rocket to help make it happen.

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120-year-old condom found in Japan

Only surviving example of the sheath that protected Japan from “plum poison.”

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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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