coronavirus

Social distancing ideals vs reality: Beautiful Thai woman reveals the difference【Photos】

Behind the gorgeous Instagram photos, there’s a slob slurping noodles in her loungewear.

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Japan’s prime minster to declare state of emergency for Tokyo over coronavirus infections

Increasing rate of infections expected to prompt other major Japanese cities also being part of designated emergency areas.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer washes hands against coronavirus in new “PPAP 2020” song 【Video】

“I have a hand. I have a soap. Wash wash wash wash wash wash wash wash.”

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Anime voice actors need loans, face “dangerous levels of poverty” during pandemic, union says

Survey of live-action and vocal performers shows startling number who’ve already used up their savings.

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Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days Cafe dies in 3 days

Perhaps it just wasn’t the right time for a lunch loaded with existentialism.

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Kendama training cures one man’s self-isolation blues

There’s never been a better time to brush up on the old eye-hand coordination.

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Harajuku looks eerily quiet during the coronavirus outbreak 【Photos】

Does this mean young people are heeding the government’s advice to stay at home? 

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How to kill your temptation to go outside this weekend with one piece of paper and some tape

Japanese comedian creates a 30-second countermeasure that can help you, and your community, stay safe from the coronavirus.

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Empty Akihabara – Tokyo’s otaku district hit hard by coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

The gathering point for anime and game fans from around the globe looks eerily different these days.

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Home invasion robber makes Japanese granny feed him, gives her 10 masks in return

Super-hospitable senior citizen even gives him a second helping.

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Corona Beam of Death Godzilla Magic card to be altered due to coronavirus pandemic

26 years later, an obscure bit of Godzilla lore doesn’t sound quite so fun.

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Anime memes appear on Twitter as PM says two masks will be sent to all Japanese households

Really, Prime Minister? Only two?

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Quarantined cruise ship finally ready to sail again, leaves a heartwarming message of thanks

The Diamond Princess is ready to set sail again, but not without a parting message for Japan.

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Pachinko parlor has weird way of combating COVID-19 that does nothing about swarms of customers

A popular pachinko place claims to be “following suggestions by city mayors“, but is what they’re doing helpful?

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Japanese government appoints hikikomori as head of council on “self-quarantine strategies”

Once loathed by society, now hikikomori might save society.

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Tokyo rickshaw puller tells us why he isn’t staying home from work during coronavirus outbreak

He’s ready to run customers around the empty streets of Asakusa, even though he knows it’s not the safest choice.

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Sanrio Puroland offers a touching, tear-provoking video message during its closure【Video】

The staff and characters of Puroland want you to know that they’re waiting for your visit from the bottom of their hearts. 

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Ken Shimura remembered for his huge contribution to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors in Japan

Let’s take a look at what is undoubtedly Shimura’s biggest cultural impact.

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Japan now has a manga-style coronavirus awareness campaign

One of these “faces” discriminates against people who have the virus. 

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Hideo Kojima’s company closes office after employee confirmed infected with coronavirus

Video game studio is told it doesn’t have to close, but decides to make worker safety its priority.

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