health

Korean style chicken, ginseng, and brown rice soup in a can coming to Japanese vending machines

Wholesome meals don’t get any more portable than that.

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We pop into Bear Paw Cafe in Osaka… Actually it popped out to us

An adorable way to help deal with complex problems.

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J-rock legend Gackt puts music career on indefinite hiatus due to voice disorder

Decision was made to prioritize singer’s health and recovery.

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Vaccine side effects: How the first and second dose of Pfizer and Moderna affected our reporters

Firsthand accounts reveal a wide range of different reactions to each dose.

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Osaka pachinko parlor volunteers to become public vaccination center

The machines will be turned off at the time, so no need for earplugs.

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What colors of clothing will keep you cooler in summer? Japanese researchers experiment

We all know white is cool and black is hot, but what about the colors in between?

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Mizkan develops world’s most “beautiful” natto, Mr. Sato takes it for a spin

But true beauty is in the eye of the bean-holder.

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Masturbatory aid rocket launches in Japan【Video】

Tenga pulls off its biggest, boldest stunt yet.

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What it’s like to get the Moderna vaccine at the large-scale vaccination centre in Tokyo

A helpful guide to the reservation process, precautions, and possible side effects you can expect when getting the jab in Japan.

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Japanese masturbatory aid Tenga’s rocket project is a go, shaft will pierce the heavens soon【Video】

Rocket will support research with the goal of creating a Tenga that can be used in outer space.

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Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel

Patient possibly infected with the “Spidey” variant of COVID-19.

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Please drink alone in your room and don’t have sex, Tokyo Olympics tells athletes

Organizers don’t want people getting randy or rowdy in the Olympic Village.

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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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