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Inadequate exercise and unhealthy eating habits are seen as major culprits behind Japan's increase in diabetes.

Japan's diabetic population soars to record 10m

Aging population, obesity seen as major causes

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    Trend toward sustainably sourced ingredients prompts a new cuisine

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    Edmund Wee parries government pressure as 'Singlit' tackles thorny questions

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    Prosecutors demand fine of $4,475 for 'securing profits' over workers' health

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    But travel agency JTB reports typical summer demand for travel to island despite missile threat

  • Japan's 60-somethings have a request: Stop calling them 'seniors'

    Overwhelming majority of baby boomers reject the label, think they are young

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    Japanese botanist's techniques applied to restore lost tree cover

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    Transformation of crumbling Customs House into luxury hotel in step with emerging riverside cool

  • Kyoto to slap tax on room rentals

    Levy to fund tourism promotion, could become model for rest of Japan

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    Region's consumers are getting used to less expensive smartphones

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    Superior marbling is no longer the only key standard for Japanese cattle

  • Thai manga starts new chapter via digital platforms

    Smartphone apps help develop domestic industry

  • Airbnb rival enlists star power to tap $1.8bn Japan market

    China's social media celebrities post videos of staying at private homes

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    Singapore leads region with moves to curb consumption of sugary soft drinks

  • Solve a social ill, make a 15% profit

    Borderless Japan offers platform for socially minded entrepreneurs

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    Digital currency thefts total $542,000 in January to June

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    Swimming lessons keep Bangkok's canine population cool