I guess the big news today is the Health Check performed by our employers on behalf of Japanese law. I can't ever seem to get a straight answer if this really is mandatory or not, on behalf of the Japanese passive-aggressive attitudes. It starts with height and weight (I seem to be growing each year, vertically, but am happy to announce that I've been shrinking horizontally.) Blood pressure, blood work, even EKG and X-Ray. Every year I seem to do okay, which is funny because they always have the big medical insurance meeting the same day as the Health Check, and then I feel miffed I have to pay for insurance when I keep myself pretty fit otherwise.
The other sad thing? When the results come back, they have grades on them. Yup, A, B, C, etc. And I always get a B because I test false positive for Hep B due to my taking antibodies or whatever for my trips to Africa. I'm always THIS close to an A!