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JAPAN'S SUPER SENIOR
From septuagenanan mountaineers to
nonagenarian CEOs, Japan's greatest generation refuses to quit

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Hay fever
Hay fever affects a lot us every year between February and April.People who have been suffering from it for many years as well as those who are worried about developing it in the future, need to recognise the symptoms and to know how to prevent it.

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Kakishibu that has always been a part
of Japanese life.
Persimmon - Kaki in Japanese is one of most popular fruits in Japan, originating in East Asia. It is grown on the Atlantic coast of USA, Brazil, Italy, New Zealand and Israel etc in recent years. In some European countries, it is called by its Japanese name Kaki.
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Never get drunk? Persimmon reduces
the effect of alcohol on the body !
gPersimmon prevents a hangover.h is an old saying in Japan. Recently many studies were carried out to test this thesis scientifically. Persimmon contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Potassium etc. which are necessary for healthy living and also helps reducing high blood pressure.

Professor Itamura of Shimane University carried out an experiment with his students about alcohol and persimmon. Students who ate a persimmon before drinking recorded 40% less alcohol in their blood and also 30% less acetaldehyde which causes hangover than those who did not eat a persimmon. An experiment with mice showed a nearly 50% deduction. Professor Itamura is continuing with his experiment to test the connection between tannin that is found in Kaki and alcohol.
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Effective against the bird flu?
Kaki contains 70mg/100g of vitamin C, which is twice as much as oranges. Leaves of Kaki contains much greater quantities of vitamin C - 600mg to 800mg /100g.
The Carotene contained in leaves of Kaki changes into vitamin A once it has been eaten. It protects the respiratory organs and prevents colds.
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The New Yearfs rice cake, dried
persimmon, orange and seaweeds
It has been reported that the old custom of decorating the New Yearfs rice cake is declining. New Yearfs rice cake is an offering and a desire for a good year. The origin of the items used to decorate it varies from region to region but all of them have certain association or implication with words. Japanese seem to enjoy a play with words. It might seem a trivial but it made them laugh and helped to lighten the burden of the harsh living. It is well known nowadays that relieving stress helps maintaining good health.
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Sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves
The old Japanese literature tells us that there were a lot of persimmon trees in the old capital of Japan, Nara. Many households had persimmon trees in their gardens. In Nara, sushi with fish wrapped in persimmon leaves was eaten for a long time at the festive occasions. They enjoyed its flavour with or without realising the antiseptic quality of tannin contained in its leaf.
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