March 22, 2013
On the sidewalks and the subways it's clear: Japan is becoming a sea of surgical masks. It's about pollen, about germs and even a little about China, its polluting rival across ...
March 07, 2013
Although the season is different, the following old-style senryu poem suddenly came to mind: "The sound of 100 people slurping soba noodles/ On New Year's Eve."
February 26, 2013
Hay fever sufferers in Japan know all too well that pollen counts have been getting worse with each passing year.
February 09, 2013
With pollen season approaching, weather forecast company Weathernews Inc. has started deploying an army of small, pollen-counting robots at about 1,000 locations throughout the ...
December 29, 2011
With health concerns arising before the onset of hay fever season, the Forestry Agency said on Dec. 27 that the impact of cedar pollen being contaminated with radioactive...
November 01, 2011
Ahead of hay fever season next spring, the Forestry Agency said Oct. 31 it will investigate the extent to which radioactive cesium is transferred from cedar leaves to pollen.
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