Tokyo - Post Report Question and Answers

What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

Allergies are an issue year round - mold, flowers (in spring) and dust. Food allergies can be difficult here I've heard. You'll have to learn to read ingredient labels in Japanese. However, Japanese people understand food allergies so if you know what to ask - you can always check with the restaurant staff. - Nov 2020

Spring allergies are bad! - Jun 2018

Spring has a lot of pollen. People without seasonal allergies elsewhere may find themselves affected here. Learn how to name your food allergies in Japanese (or use Google Translate) and you'll easily be able to avoid problematic things. Shellfish allergies are the toughest to navigate, I suspect. - Mar 2018

Hay fever. - Mar 2017

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