Brian Kagen pick: “Morning exercises going to the birds,” by Amy Chavez from the Japan Times

“Have you ever wondered why Japanese people live so long? What is it that makes them keep on keepin’ on? Some people think it’s the healthy Japanese diet, but I know differently. I’ve lived among the old people on this island long enough to know their secret. The secret to longevity is rajio taiso.”

Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.

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  1. Of course in America we do TV taiso…well eating our morning box of donuts.

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