health

Twitter debate erupts over Japanese book that shows man with Asperger’s refusing to work overtime

Opposing sides of the discussion offer differing interpretations of illustrated example.

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The next evolution in pillows is here: a giant scrub brush

You might think a scrub brush would be a terrible thing to rest your sleepy head on, but think again.

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Spice up your dental hygiene — with mint chocolate flavored toothpaste from Japan!

Who ever said that brushing your teeth had to be boring?

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Japanese convenience stores starting new anti-smoking measures in preparation for 2020 Olympics

The ashtrays in front of Japanese convenience stores aren’t there for people to smoke around.

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Coca-Cola to release their healthiest cola ever in Japan this March

Although they are stopping just short of calling it an actual “health cola,” Coca-Cola Plus is the latest addition to the health-oriented cola war in Japan.

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Anime song fitness video series kicks off with exercise routine for the Evangelion theme【Video】

“Cruel Angel” aims to make healthy otaku.

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What’s making these big, tough sumo wrestlers cringe? A tiny medical procedure, it turns out!

The Japan Sumo Association pokes fun at some of its star athletes who appear to hate getting shots just as much as the rest of us.

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Free condoms to be distributed at Comiket anime fan event in Tokyo

Attendees at this month’s otaku gathering can get their hands on not just art books and posters, but limited-edition prophylactics too.

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Sailor Moon fights against the spread of STIs on behalf of Japan’s health ministry

The animated high school heroine will now appear on posters and condom packages in a bid to thwart the spread of sexually transmitted infections in Japan.

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Up to 40 percent of Japanese men can’t sleep because of work

A new survey reveals that a startling number of Japanese workers are literally losing sleep over their stressful jobs.

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Try our crappy lifehack for “better BMs”

Our writer Yuichiro Wasai recently had a life-changing experience regarding the way he poops and now he wants to share it with the world.

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Japanese politician pushing to double price of cigarettes in Japan by start of 2020 Olympics

Proposed tax hike aims to reduce the number of people lighting up before the Olympic flame comes to Tokyo.

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Tokyo advertising company institutes mandatory lights-out time following employee suicide

You don’t gotta go home, but you can’t stay here.

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Japanese grandmother becomes hardcore Pokémon trainer, pleases doctor, worries family

You’re never too old to catch Pokémon GO fever and experience the pros and cons of history’s most popular smartphone game.

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Japanese government mulling indoor smoking ban to be introduced as early as next year

The pallor of smoke that covers so many restaurants and bars in Japan may become a thing of the past.

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Japanese mobile game has anime girls asking you detailed questions about your poop

“There is a life that can save in the shit,” promotional poster reminds us.

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Melon bread: everyone’s favorite Japanese snack is actually one of the worst things you can eat

If you’re munching on some melon bread right now, you may want to put that thing down.

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Fart-muffling and deodorizing cushions are set to make Japan’s offices less noisy/stinky

Special pads are designed to not only make you smell good, but look better too.

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How many times a day do Japanese men adjust their junk? New survey investigates

And no, we’re not talking about dudes who work in waste management.

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Mr. Sato uses cooling spray on his crotch, learns a valuable lesson

As usual, when Mr. Sato thinks he has a good idea, we strongly recommend you don’t try it at home.

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