In 2016, Japanese authorities posted on the internet illustrated advice on what to do should someone start to choke, with a vigorous slap on the back while supporting the chin a suggested remedy. Photo: Handout In 2016, Japanese authorities posted on the internet illustrated advice on what to do should someone start to choke, with a vigorous slap on the back while supporting the chin a suggested remedy. Photo: Handout
In 2016, Japanese authorities posted on the internet illustrated advice on what to do should someone start to choke, with a vigorous slap on the back while supporting the chin a suggested remedy. Photo: Handout
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New Year rice cakes: two dead in Japan, seven critical after choking on sticky ‘mochi’ treats

Every January, the annual mochi death toll is a top story on Japanese news programmes as dozens of people are admitted to hospitals across the country after choking on the glutinous delicacy

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In 2016, Japanese authorities posted on the internet illustrated advice on what to do should someone start to choke, with a vigorous slap on the back while supporting the chin a suggested remedy. Photo: Handout In 2016, Japanese authorities posted on the internet illustrated advice on what to do should someone start to choke, with a vigorous slap on the back while supporting the chin a suggested remedy. Photo: Handout
In 2016, Japanese authorities posted on the internet illustrated advice on what to do should someone start to choke, with a vigorous slap on the back while supporting the chin a suggested remedy. Photo: Handout
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