English Ver.

毎年お正月に起こる事件

Incidents Every New Year

In Japan, there is a custom of eating “Ozoni”, which is a sticky rice cake boiled in vegetable soup for the New Year.

However, there are elderly people who are transported to the hospital by ambulance because of choking on the rice cakes in the throat.
Fatal outcomes also can happen.

There are voices on the net like “New Years seasonal tradition”, “Why eating sticky rice cake can risk their lives?”

The number of young generations who don’t eat Osechi(traditional New Year’s food) and Ozoni have increased recently. As for elderly people, I think they just want to have the traditional meal on New Year’s anyways.

It seems that nursing care facilities are serving sticky rice cakes by cutting them into small pieces and simmering them well.

日本ではお正月に餅を入れた「お雑煮」を食べる習慣があります。
ですが、毎年必ず喉に餅を詰まらせて救急車で
病院に搬送される高齢者がいます。
死亡者も出ます。
ネットでは「お正月の風物詩」
「なぜ命がけで餅を食べるのか?」
といった声もあります。
最近の若い年代ではおせち料理やお雑煮を
食べなくなっている人が増えていますが、
お年寄りはお正月には伝統的な食事をしたい気持ちが
強いからでしょう。
介護施設では餅を小さく切ってよく煮るなどの工夫をしているようです。

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