When I'm in Japan, and have an afternoon with some time, I sometimes eat my beans with chopsticks while laboriously translating kanji from food containers using a new website I found and google translate. Today I slowly deciphered the label of some rice seasoning that had been sitting, almost gone, on my refrigerator for about 4 months. "Please use soon after opening." Whoops. I also finally decoded, "Please refrigerate after opening." Luckily, I'm still here. Stronger everyday.