coronavirus

Could Coronavirus be helping prevent the spread of influenza? Japanese Twitter speculates

Maybe the measures people are taking to prevent the spread of Coronavirus are helping protect against the flu, too!

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Perfume fans insult Perfume by being angry at celebrity who didn’t really insult Perfume

Either that or this was sarcasm on an unheard-of scale.

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Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea will close for two weeks because of coronavirus fear

Shut-down goes into effect almost immediately, follows previous request for people with cold-like symptoms to refrain from visiting the parks.

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Oldest ryokan at Japanese onsen resort goes bankrupt due to coronavirus

COVID-19 claims its first major business casualty in Japan.

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Japanese PM asks schools around Japan to close as coronavirus cases rise

Surprise announcement comes as children are now testing positive for COVID-19.

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Anime Japan, Tokyo’s biggest anime industry convention, cancelled due to coronavirus fears

Four-day event completely scrubbed for 2020.

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IOC member says decisions on Tokyo Olympics must be made by late May due to coronavirus fears

Postponing Games due to coronavirus is not an easy option, official says.

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Japanese woman’s heartwarming train encounter reminds us all not to judge too quickly

Japanese woman’s uncomfortable experience on train actually turns out to be something much more positive.

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Idol group will fine fans who come to event without masks, but many don’t buy coronavirus excuse

There’s a hole in the logic of the plan that’s supposedly meant to block germs.

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Street fight breaks out in Japan’s second-largest city between shoppers wanting to buy masks【Vid】

Coronavirus-sparked shortage leads to early-morning violence.

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Ninja Castle in Tokyo has heartwarming message for foreign tourists in midst of coronavirus

Japanese shadow warriors work to “eliminate corona discrimination” in its tracks.

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Studio Ghibli Museum closes due to coronavirus fears

Sudden temporary closure has taken everyone by surprise.

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Chinese people hand out free surgical masks in Japan as coronavirus outbreak continues【Video】

As Japan suffers through nationwide mask shortage, people in one of its biggest cities are offered some for free.

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The Cat in the Surgical Mask – Twitter user plans to raise money for charity with feline figurine

“Cats are gonna save the world!”

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Osaka cancels one of Japan’s biggest anime cosplay events over coronavirus fears

Nipppombashi Street Festa regularly draws over 200,000 people to city’s Denden Town neighborhood, but not this year.

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Kobe hospital robbed of 6,000 surgical masks

Mask bandits may or may not have been masked bandits.

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Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with “coronavirus” graffiti【Photos】

Outbreak-triggered fear leads to hateful crime.

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Did the Akira manga predict the coronavirus epidemic?

Tiny background detail in ‘80s manga masterpiece getting new attention decades later.

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Kyoto starts new “Empty” tourism campaign to attract tourists during coronavirus outbreak

Visitors to Kyoto have plummeted, prompting a new series of ads showing sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.

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“The world does not revolve around you!” Japanese shop clerk unleashes frustration on Twitter

The shop clerk implores customers to stop treating them “like punching bags” over the lack of masks on sale.

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