That Time Again

Kelly, Tim
April 2006
Forbes Asia;4/17/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p24
The article discusses the increasing hay fever cases in Japan as of 2006. About one in five Japanese are afflicted with the ailment. Pollens from cedar trees planted in hills surrounding Tokyo results to a hay fever problem according to professor Yoshitaka Okamoto, an ear, nose and throat specialist. Drug companies benefit from the rise in hay fever cases. According to Sato Pharmaceuticals, the Japanese market for nasal anti-inflammatories in the business year ending March 2005 reached $280 million.


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