Title: Over 3,000 ppl mostly of age under 30 are suffering from recurring massive nosebleeding in Japan
Source: Takahiro Katsumi (Former Foreign Policy Aide to former Senator Tadashi Inuzuka, a member of the House of Councillors of the Japanese National Diet. Currently an activist and owner of an independent translations service Office BALÉS )
Date: Updated Oct. 1, 2013
h/t Anonymous tips
- FACT: Over 5,000 ppl were reported of tweeting “nosebleed”（hanaji) over the past two-day period from 9/22-9/23 http://togetter.com/li/567445
- FACT: Over 3,000 ppl were reported of tweeting “can’t stop my nosebleed” (hanaji ga tomaranai) during the week of 9/20-9/30 (as of 12am 10/01/2013 JST) http://togetter.com/li/568710
- FACT: Over 2,500 ppl were reported of tweeting “I’m nosebleeding” (hanaji ga deta) during the short days of 9/28-9/30 (as of 12 am 10/01/2013 JST) http://togetter.com/li/570016
[...] WHAT YOU CAN DO:
For Japanese Facebook and Twitter users, I’ve been asking for assistance to help spread the survey to as much of the affected people as possible using the list shown above. For users overseas, I would like to ask the following: Help me create a database out of this massive list; Help me find reliable statistics on nosebleeding in general vis-a-vis abnormal nosebleeding; and Help me devise a way to bring in the international civic community’s attention on the matter.
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Published: October 1st, 2013 at 11:29 am ET