COVID-19

To entice customers, Japanese restaurant Saizeriya creates mask you can wear while eating【Video】

Dubbed “Talkable-kun,” it seems a little suspect.

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Japanese company develops “smart mask” that translates speech to eight languages

Next time someone calls you a “C-Face,” they might just be complimenting your tech.

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Japanese mouthwash effective against coronavirus, according to Osaka Governor

Press conference sparks immediate panic buying across the country.

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Student baseball players in Japan improve with less training after COVID-19 hiatus

Less practice has resulted in faster pitches and stronger players.

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Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors?

Many of pachinko’s worst qualities actually make it a relatively safe environment.

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AKB48 member tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese idol now receiving treatment in hospital.

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Several McDonald’s branches closing across Japan due to COVID-19 infections

Here we go again….

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Sapporo Marathon moves online, becomes way more chill about it all

Eh, just run wherever you want, whenever you want. It’s all good.

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Japanese karaoke now offers “Mask Effect” for people with face masks【Video】

The improvement in sound makes us think we should all wear face masks at karaoke from now on.   

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Japan’s leading maker of giant cat heads needs your help!

Donate to the Japan Wool Art Academy’s crowdfunding and get a great deal on wearable giant wool cat heads and more.

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Only three COVID-19 infected people registered on Japan’s contact tracing app after a month

You had one job, COCOA!

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White is so 2019, LED light-up face masks a hit on Japanese crowdfunding site

We all knew this was coming, right?

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Street Kart company famous for Super Mario karts ends crowdfunding campaign with dismal support

Attempt to keep the go-karts running on Tokyo roads raises embarrassingly low amount of money.

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Kyoto’s annual giant mountain bonfire displays drastically reduced in 2020

Gozan no Okuribi organizers strike a balance between tradition and safety.

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Pandemic hair trend: A haircut to match your mask not your face

Top stylist at a Japanese salon in Tokyo says there are three important points to looking good while wearing a face mask. 

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Leading Japanese snack maker to continue teleworking, stop transferring people from own families

Welcome to the present, Calbee!

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Japanese kimono maker creates alluring face mask for hostesses

Hidden design features add extra sex appeal when eating and drinking.

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Kyoto man arrested after clerk mishears him say “I have SARS.”

Wrongfully accused man also loses job after being labelled as “the SARS guy.”

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Toyama Prefectural University able to locate potential COVID-19 clusters from raw sewage

You too might be able to save lives just by staying regular!

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Osaka’s iconic giant pufferfish may disappear due to COVID-19

The city’s once-bustling tourist areas may never look the same.

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