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Male smoking rate in Japan falls below 30% for first time

National Sep 12, 2018

Male smoking rate in Japan falls below 30% for first time

The proportion of regular smokers among men age 20 or over in Japan has slipped below 30 percent for the first time since statistics became available in 1986, the health ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry survey, as of November 2017, the rate of ...

Japanese men turn to parasols to ward off intense summer heat

National Jul 29, 2018

Japanese men turn to parasols to ward off intense summer heat

Parasols — accessories normally associated with women trying to protect their skin from the sun — are proving increasingly popular with men as the nation grapples with one of its hottest summers ever. Parasols have been attracting attention in recent years, but this summer sales ...