health

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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Mr. Sato makes his pole dancing performance debut after 8 months of serious workout 【Video】

He just can’t stop being a sexy beast, can he?

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Japan’s newest cute mascot character’s mission is to go up your butthole

Japanese designers have come up with some creative ways to stretch the boundaries of cuteness, but Kan-chan has wrecked ‘em all.

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Government survey reveals Japanese life expectancy at highest ever, second highest in the world

Share your secrets with us, Japan!

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Survey finds nearly one third of Japanese high school girls cannot blow up a balloon

I’m going to go out on a limb and blame video games and gangsta rap for this one too.

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Beautiful Taiwanese sisters astound the world with their youthful good looks【Photos】

With their mother also looking unbelievably young, Taiwanese media are calling them “the family of frozen ages”.

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Crushing demand for free anime condoms leads to bizarre request from event organizers

Only those planning to actually use prophylactics asked to line up, but with one big loophole.

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Super-ultra-rare anime condoms to be handed out for free in Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood

First-come, first-served in promotion for upcoming anime TV series.

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Japanese company bans employees from sitting down while using computers for productivity, health

Workers may want to stretch out their hamstrings as they warm up their typing fingers.

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Majority of Japanese kids in survey almost never take a dump at school

Potential embarrassment and squat toilets among factors not conducive to pooping in educational institutions.

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Japanese survey reveals having a significant other slows your pace, makes you lazier

Meanwhile, single men and women rush through their daily lives as if it’ll end tomorrow.

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The self-loving products manufacturer goes above and beyond in customer service.

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