COVID-19

The Internet reacts to Osaka governor’s comical COVID-19 countermeasure with stunned disbelief

Japanese netizens need a little more reassurance than a cardboard mask.

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Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms

New study fears shutting them down might do more harm than good.

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New crowdfunding project from Japan mixes COVID-19 comedy with a touch of Kyoto craftsmanship

Get ready to meet some art that’s simultaneously brand new and ages-old.

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Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine “safely”

It’s better than nothing, but….

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2020: The year of ARASHI that never was

Even ARASHI can’t always get what they want.

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Tokyo experiences drop in population for seventh consecutive month

The higher rates of coronavirus infection and continuing State of Emergency in the nation’s capital are said to be behind the exit of residents.

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato asks China to stop anally testing Japanese visitors for COVID-19

Travelers being put in a very uncomfortable position.

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Yakuza leadership airs complaints about COVID-19’s effect on money gains and operations

Nothing to shed tears over, really.

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Births in Japan hit record low in 2020, deaths down for first time in over a decade

2021 might be even less reproductive.

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If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over 44M yen

$420,000? Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is.

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Prefectural governor wants 2021 Olympics and torch relay cancelled, Tokyo not pleased

Fellow politicians call for Shimane governor to be reprimanded for his comments.

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Kyoto slammed for manga telling people not to talk at restaurants

Four-panel manga fires up the Internet. 

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Coronavirus vaccinations finally begin in Japan【Video】

Eight inoculation centers begin administering shots as first vaccine shipment arrives in the country.

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Long-running manga character is heavily implied to have COVID-19 in latest issue

Manga readers are concerned about the fate of Kosaku Shima, whose corporate developments they’ve been following since 1983.

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Tokyo Tower lights up with hope in first-ever event celebrating Chinese New Year

It’s the first time in the tower’s history for such an event to happen.

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Foreign Reuters journalist in Tokyo spreads mutant strain of coronavirus

People like this are giving foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Japan to begin administering coronavirus vaccine next week

Syringe problem likely to keep process from being as fast as it could be, though.

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Goodbye katanuki? Japanese festival game may go extinct thanks to the pandemic

The only makers of katanuki pieces may have to close their doors forever if the pandemic continues much longer.

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111-year-old Japanese confectionery company disappears forever due to COVID-19

Local Japanese candy stores get ready for a bittersweet goodbye.

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Some of Japan’s COVID-19 contact tracing apps haven’t been working since last September

It’s not like we needed it or anything.

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