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Why do people live longer in Japan?

Why do people live longer in Japan?Why are Japanese people living so long? Can we learn any lessons from them?  How long do people live to in Japan?  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Japanese women have a life expectancy of 87 – the highest in the world, while male life expectancy  is in…

What is Squalene?

Squalene is a natural substance most commonly known as fish oil and shark liver oil when put in supplement form. However, many people don’t realize this substance is actually in our bloodstream, originating in the liver. In addition to its uses in cosmetics and over-the-counter medications, squalene is also used as a health supplement for…

How religious is Japanese?

Every so often, I get asked by friends or relatives overseas if Japanese people are religious. It’s not an easy question to answer. Books have been written about the subject, dealing in-depth with all kinds of topics ranging from Shinto, Buddhism, Yasukuni Shrine and organizations such as Soka Gakkai to the importance of the humble…

Benefits of Placenta On The Skin

Facial exercises are amazing in what they can do to your skin. Within a short period of time, say one to two months, you can look as if you are ten years younger. If you continue doing facial exercises over your lifetime, you really will not age much at all. Just check out the faces…

Japanese Superstitions – Last Part

There are certainly a whole lot more superstitions out there. Here are a few more that I thought were interesting. SALT AND BEGGARSIf a beggar ever comes to your doorstep, it is bad luck to not salt your entry way. Failing to do so will bring financial misfortune to your household. LYING DOWN AFTER EATINGYou…

Japanese Superstitions – Deaths

A lot of of Japanese superstitions tend to be concern with death. This isn’t uncommon. In the United States, there is the superstition of walking under the ladder, opening an umbrella indoors, or crossing paths with a black cat. Here are the Japanese take on death superstitions: WHEN ENTERING A FUNERAL, TOSS SALT OVER ONE’S…

Japanese Superstitions – Numbers

In Western cultures, the number 13 is considered unlucky. In Japan, there are a few numbers that are considered bad luck. Why is that? It’s due to their pronunciation related to other unfavorable words. The number 4 can be pronounced as shi し, which is the same word for death. There are a few variations…

5 Picks – Japanese Restaurants in Malaysia

Some of the restaurants mentioned are not halal. It’s hard to deny that familiar Japanese franchises are brimming across main shopping malls. You may have visited them. Perhaps is time to make a twist and check out other noteworthy Japanese restaurants around KL, PJ and Klang Valley, and add more favourites into your food list. Here…

Heavy rain in Malaysia now. Take precuations when driving.

Driving in conditions that involve strong or heavy wind and rain may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers, but our safety professionals know that driving in any type of severe weather can significantly increase your risk and potential for a dangerous situation for you, your family and other drivers. Remember…

Benefits of Green Tea

You’ve probably heard a lot about the health benefits of drinking tea, especially the benefits of green tea, considered by many to be the ultimate “anti-aging beverage.” In Okinawa, Japan — one of the world’s “Blue Zones” that’s associated with longevity —drinking green tea daily is considered “essential.” A popular practice is sipping on a…