All About Japan

Japan’s Top Cold Medicines

Never miss a day of work with these in your medicine cabinet!

How Japan Deals with Digestive Problems

Even the land of the rising sun occasionally has stomach problems. Between the language barrier and the sheer amount of medicines available, such delicate situations can be a lot to digest. We're here to help!

10 Japanese Home Remedies to Fight Any Cold

Winter can sometimes feel long in Japan (especially without central heat!), and February is one of the coldest months. While we hope you don’t catch any germs, those indestructible local grandmas have many tried and true methods to fight colds!

What to Do When You're Sick in Japan

Find out how surgical masks, Pocari Sweat, 'okayu,' doctors, and Japan’s National Health Insurance fit into the mix!

How to Make it to the Office the Day After

We all like to eat and drink endlessly, but nobody likes a stomachache or a hangover. Here are four Japanese tricks for beating the post-party blaaaaghs.

Sexual Health in Japan

One of the many taboos in Japan is discussing sex and sexual health in an open and proactive way. However, should you end up living or working here, it's important to know what resources are available to keep you healthy and happy.

Japan's Wackiest Health Magazine

Japanese pharmacy company Aisei publishes a health magazine that does everything in its power to grab your attention.

Konbu Road: Ancient Route of Kelp & Medicine

Sailing south down Japan’s western coast from Hokkaido, ships brought goods that included the edible kelp called "konbu" to Toyama on their way along the watery route that came to be called Konbu Road.

Soothe Your Throat With... a Kit Kat?!

Containing real throat lozenge powder, this new release is one of the most unusual Kit Kats seen in Japan to date.

Hated Medicine as a Kid? These Might Help!

A number of day-to-day Japanese health products can make having a sick kid (or being one!) a little less awful.

Finding Remedies in the Soil

Professor Satoshi Omura, joint recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has discovered organic compounds produced by microorganisms in the soil that are being used to free hundreds of millions of people from infectious diseases.

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