A high proportion of people in Japan suffer from pollen allergies. Even people with no history of pollen allergies can react to the pollen in Japan. Reactions can include nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, runny nose and a scratchy throat. Allergy sufferers will notice these symptoms when the associated local plants begin to produce pollen. To read about the common offending plants, when you are likely to be affected by them and how to best deal with pollen allergies in Japan, there is a useful article posted on The H&R Group’s Japan Info Swap.
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