11 billion 700 million yuan a year! Pollen allergies bring huge losses to Japan

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 11 billion 700 million yuan a year! Pollen allergies bring huge losses to Japan


Cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan (photo source: Asahi Shimbun, Japan) Overseas network, May 8, every spring, Japanese cherry blossoms will attract tourists from all over the world. But this has also led to the rampant pollen allergy, which has caused damage to businesses in various parts of Japan. According to the first life research institute in Tokyo, Japan will lose 200 billion yen (about 11 billion 700 million yuan) this year because of the widespread spread of pollen allergy. According to the CNN (CNN), there is a large number of plants with high pollen dispersal in greening, which is an important cause of pollen allergy. In addition to a large number of cherry blossoms in bloom, Japanese cedars and cypresses planted after World War II are also the culprits. Because these trees are in the peak period of pollen production. Trees with high pollen production in Tokyo area (source: CNN News) Nagahama Junhiro, chief economist at Tokyos first life research institute, believes that pollen allergies can cause damage to the economy. On the one hand, people are reluctant to go out and lead to less consumption; on the other hand, migrant workers are easy to take sick leave because of pollen allergies, which will reduce the productivity of a company. Pedestrians wearing Street masks in Japan (source: CNN News) Of course, the impact of pollen allergy on the economy is not all negative. At least for masks and pharmaceutical industries, a large number of market demand stimulated their development, the report said. According to the data from the Japanese pharmaceutical research company, the sales of some antiallergic drugs in March exceeded 20 billion yen (about 1 billion 170 million yuan), up 50%, the highest in 10 years. The Japanese government has also invested heavily in dealing with pollen allergies. Since 2006, the authorities have spent about $7 million a year (about 44 million 550 thousand yuan) to replace about 60 hectares of trees that are susceptible to allergies. The director of forest management in Tokyo said that the replacement rate was not enough because the renewal of trees required a longer cycle. But too fast replacement of vegetation will lead to soil erosion, landslides and flood disasters. The source of this article: overseas network Author: Hu Juntaos responsible editor: Li Hang _BJS4645 Of course, the impact of pollen allergy on the economy is not all negative. At least for masks and pharmaceutical industries, a large number of market demand stimulated their development, the report said. According to the data from the Japanese pharmaceutical research company, the sales of some antiallergic drugs in March exceeded 20 billion yen (about 1 billion 170 million yuan), up 50%, the highest in 10 years. The Japanese government has also invested heavily in dealing with pollen allergies. Since 2006, the authorities have spent about $7 million a year (about 44 million 550 thousand yuan) to replace about 60 hectares of trees that are susceptible to allergies. The director of forest management in Tokyo said that the replacement rate was not enough because the renewal of trees required a longer cycle. But too fast replacement of vegetation will lead to soil erosion, landslides and flood disasters.