health

Famous Japanese actor set to measure busts at bra campaign event in Tokyo

Participants are being warned that “breasts may be touched inadvertently during the measuring process“.

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Former Tokyo University Professor claims eating only fruit for 8 years has made him superhuman

Mizuki Nakano says he is the next step in human evolution.

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Recent study once again ranks Japan as the country that sleeps the least

Japanese men and women seem to sleep as much as one hour less than people from other countries.

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Japan’s Ikoma City prohibits using its elevators for 45 minutes after smoking

City Hall refuses to go up in smoke any more.
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Japan’s extra-slim “Cinderella weight” diet target sparks debate online over health concerns

Formula works out to 18 percent lighter than Japan Medical Association guidelines, but not everyone thinks it’s a problem.

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How much is otaku blood worth? Enough to get a free anime clear file if you donate it in Japan

Fans’ love of Love Live! can save lives, earn them an exclusive illustration of idols in blood-red costumes.

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Intrigued individuals predict huge spike in Japanese toilet paper consumption.

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Tokyo’s new sleep-inducing “time machine” head massage parlor looks like steampunk/sci-fi day spa

If you need some time to unwind, you’ll want to make an appointment A.S.A.P.

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Eight beauty products recommended by Japanese Twitter for a great “au natural” look

Japanese netizens recommend these products if you prefer a lighter make-up style.

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Japanese girl astounds onlookers with unusual kimono obi sash

Even the girl’s own father couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

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Japanese invention lets you share your baby’s bowel movements online with the push of a button

The country that created the book Everybody Poops now gives you a way to let everybody know.

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Japan’s Family Mart convenience store chain adding fitness clubs to select locations

A convenient way to stay in shape.

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Japanese company prohibits employees from smoking on their commute to the office

Ban even forbids smoking in the surrounding neighborhood on weekends and holidays.

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Beautiful Taiwanese dental assistant has Internet either brushing like crazy or wanting cavities

Glamorous photos show her living the life of the beautiful (teeth) people.

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Will P.K. do it this time? One middle-aged man’s genuine attempt at a low-carb diet

Find out the first month’s results as our Japanese-language reporter P.K. Sanjun attempts yet another diet.

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Pokémon GO now doctor-approved thanks to Tokyo University study

Results of first scientific study into Pokémon GO‘s health benefits reveal game lowers stress levels.

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Japanese survey picks “slightly plump” as the cutest body type for women

Heavier-than-average is top pick by men and women, plus older respondents.

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With youth suicide spike looming, Tokyo zoo offers itself as a place of refuge

Ueno Zoo reminds youths that they don’t need anyone’s permission to run away from a dangerous situation.

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Japanese idol event stockpiles free deodorant for fans to use before shaking singers’ hands

Recent request for better idol singer fan hygiene prompts preparation of nearly 50,000 body wipe sheets.

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Japanese organization wants stricter regulations against people smoking on their own balconies

Take it inside, says critic of Japan’s “firefly smokers.”

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