COVID-19

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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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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Parenting while teleworking — a day in the life of a Japanese father in the midst of COVID-19

A rare peek behind the scenes for one SoraNews24 reporter. Read More

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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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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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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Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】

The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, but there’s no one around to enjoy them. 

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Snow falls on sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom around Tokyo 【Photos & Videos】

Surprise snowfall in Japan transformed springtime hanami into a winter wonderland on the weekend.

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Japanese comedian dies after coronavirus infection

The country is in mourning following news that the beloved icon was lost to COVID-19.

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Convenience store shopper panicked to find bread section empty, until finding out why

Timing is everything.

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Japanese mayor asks sister city in China to return donated masks as COVID-19 cases surge

“No takebacks,” says literally everyone else but the mayor himself, but luckily for him, this story ends well.

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Osaka club offers up great heavy metal hand washing song selections

Help seek and destroy germs with these 20-second segments of metal classics.

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Tokyo Governor holds press conference on coronavirus, sparks immediate panic-buying

People now fear a lockdown is on the horizon in Tokyo.

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Couple’s wedding cancelled due to coronavirus, so they hold it in Animal Crossing instead

That’s definitely one way to save on the honeymoon costs!

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Japanese Twitter user offers explanation for why Japan’s coronavirus outbreak has been so small

Despite not being on lockdown, why has Japan been able to keep coronavirus infection and fatality numbers so low?

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Hanami cherry blossom viewing season begins in Japan as cities around the world shut down

Questions about complacency are being raised as people gather at popular sakura spots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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