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Radio taisō
Radio taisō (also known as rajio taisō, radio physical exercises; Japanese: ラジオ体操) - Refers to the warm-up exercises popular in Japan, along with the music broadcast on public radio early in the morning.

While the Imperial Japan Japanese nationalism upon its peripherial countries in the early nineteenth century, the Japanese introduced the policy to its occupying regions, such as Taiwan and Hong Kong.

This used to be one of the Japanese Government's health policies towards Japanese primary and junior high school students. Radio taiso was once banned by the US Occupation after World War II, along with shogi, all martial arts and many other things that were considered militaristic.

Now, similar to the Chinese martial arts, tai chi in China, radio taiso is considered calisthenics comparatively suitable for the Japanese citizens, and the key to health.

Information source: “Radio taiso.” wikipedia.org. Article date: 20 Aug. 2007. Retrieved: Wikipedia. 4 Feb. 2008 <Radio taiso>.

Video - The following is kinda funny and perfect if you're looking for a light 6 minute workout.
 





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