The Japanese government has updated its policy to combat hay fever caused by cedar trees and reduce pollen emissions.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nomura Tetsuro met with Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio. The new combat plan has been announced.
Accordingly, in the fight against hay fever, the Japanese government will increase the 50 thousand hectares of land that is currently slaughtered every year to 70,000 hectares.
By reducing the number of cedar trees planted by 20 percent over the next 10 years, it will be aimed to halve pollen emissions within 30 years.
Young cedar trees will be replaced with less pollinating species. Annual production of immune-boosting drugs will be increased to alleviate cold symptoms.
In line with the new policy, it is aimed to reduce the effect of pollen allergens that trigger symptoms such as runny nose and sneezing, especially in spring.
In his statement, Prime Minister Kishida said, “Hay fever is a social problem that has not been effectively addressed. Immediate action is needed, considering the future.” said.