health

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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Street Fighter Chun-Li now appearing on free prescription record notebooks at Japanese pharmacies

Strongest woman in the world wants you to be the healthiest person in Japan.

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Electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty developed by Meiji University

Experimental utensils make food shockingly delicious.

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Condom anime gets a dark, edgy sequel with Condom Battler Goro Revive!【Videos】

After taking some time to rest, the condom hero is ready to go again!

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Study suggests Japanese curry effective at staving off dementia

A curry a week helps keep the brain at its peak.

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We get our hands on a coveted Yodobashi lucky bag, this time the beauty and health gadget box

Does Yodobashi Camera live up to expectations with its highly popular lucky bags?

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Why do Japanese hot spring inns give you tea and sweets at check-in? For your own safety

It may not be the only reason, but part of the plan is that green tea and wagashi will help keep you safe during your stay.

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Japanese government freezes inbound air reservations for foreign residents and Japanese citizens

New restrictions come just one day after latest coronavirus-related border tightening.

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Japan completely closes borders to new foreign arrivals

Relaxed coronavirus regulations unable to last even one month as sources say first omicron case has been discovered.

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