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* I have hay fever. (私は花粉症です;「花粉症」は 冠詞なしでhay fever)

* I have a pollen allergy. (私は花粉のアレルギーです)
* I'm allergic to pollen. 

* I'm suffering from hay fever. (私は花粉症でつらいです) 

* I have a runny nose. (鼻水がとまらない)

* I have itchy eyes. (目がかゆい)
* My eyes are itchy.

* I have watery eyes. (涙がとまらない) 

* I can't stop sneezing. (くしゃみがとらまらない)

* They say the cedar pollen is worse than usual this year.



It is said that one out of five Japanese living in metropolitan areas suffers from kafunsho, a kind of hay fever, caused by the pollen from cedar trees.
From March to May many Japanese wear white masks made of gauze when we go out. Some even wear glasses and hats to protect themselves from pollen which causes various uncomfortable symptoms like running noses, headaches, and itchy eyes.

They say that more people have started suffering from kafunsho in the last ten years because the cedars planted in the mountains around Japan after the war have been neglected, are overgrown, and create more pollen. When floating pollen is mixed with the dust and exhaust of automobiles, it causes kafunsho.



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Each spring hay fever affects nearly twenty million Japanese. The main cause of this allergy in Tokyo is the pollen from Japanese cedar trees. But this year residents are fighting back with new technology.
Japanese are again preparing for hay fever season with white masks and medicine, but this year, technology may soften the blow.
The pollen in the air triggers sneezing fits, streaming eyes and headaches, affecting nearly 20 million Japanese especially in big cities like Tokyo.
[Shizuko Fukushima, Suffers from Hay Fever]:
"It's terrible. I have to wear a mask even when I go to bed."
The main cause of hay fever in Tokyo is the Japanese cedar tree, which covers more than 10 percent of the country. The trees were planted as a result of a government-backed scheme in the 1950s and 1960s. As the trees have matured, the problem has ballooned to affect about one in five Japanese.
[Toshi Maeda, Suffers from Hay Fever]:
"I'm in a cedar tree forest north of Tokyo and I can see cedar pollen swirling in the air. Excuse my mask and sunglasses, but if I take these off, I immediately start sneezing and my eyes get itchy."
But now allergy sufferers are fighting back, with technology.
Tokyo resident Masaaki Murakami has installed a "pollen level detector" on his balcony, which issues warnings on a scale from one to five with the color of the detector's "eyes" changing depending on the level of pollen.
[Masaaki Murakami, Suffers from Hay Fever]:
"The detector eyes are white when the pollen level is low, but when it's high, the eyes turn blue. That's when I get nervous and my nose starts running and getting itchy."
Murakami's pollen detection ball is one of the 200 such devices distributed across the nation by Japan's Weather News. The collected data are analysed at the company's headquarters and are then released on their Website.
The number of hay fever sufferers in Japan seems to be increasing every year, expert say, partly due to a change in lifestyles and urban housing environment.