health

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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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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