I wish you a happy New Year. One year has passed since the opening of BIOTEC Website. At first, we have started not knowing how to operate the website at all. Yet through the year, we have made our efforts to enrich the contents. This year, we will endeavor to meet the expectation of all viewers of our web site by renewing・expanding the distribution of information and enhance the interchange with the viewers. We would like to ask for your continuous favor.
In the first MEGAHEALTH NEWS of the New Year, I would like to speak on the meaning of “Ne-doshi (Year of the Rat),” which is the oriental zodiac of this year. “子 (ね)” is generally a rat, and many of you must have arranged an illustration of cute rat in your New Year’s greeting card. In fact, the time when “子＝鼠 (Ne=Rat)” of the 12 annual zodiac signs, was widely spread as the symbol image was long after the oriental zodiac was established. As rat has an image of giving birth to numerous offspring, and it is said that “子” was applied because it originally had close relation with ”孳（し）.” “孳” is a Chinese character to express the way children’s hair lively grow and plants sprout from their seeds and grow in power, and it signifies the state of vigorous Life-energy overflowing when Life is being created.
By the way, the last year’s oriental zodiac “亥 (い) (the Boar),” is originally “閡 (がい)” and as it expresses the state of all preparation being ready with accumulated Life possessing explosive power to its extremity, according to the study of fate, this year shall be the year to proceed one-step forward, brimming over with the vitality of young Life-energy waiting for the turn. Precisely as this year’s oriental zodiac indicates, I am looking forward to the advancement and the energetic activity of our customers and the readers who sympathize with MEGAHEALTH Philosophy, which by enhancing Life-energy to its extremity and combust one’s individual unique Life like youth regardless of one’s age.