COVID-19

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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Soft On Demand’s free adult video offer results in personal information leak

Sounds like they were soft on cybersecurity, but seriously, folks… 

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Rock star Yoshiki donates to Meals on Wheels, asks why coronavirus cases in Japan are so low

X Japan frontman appears to fight back tears as he talks with a Nobel Laureate about the pandemic.

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Man who knowingly spread coronavirus to various bars in Aichi dies in hospital

A reminder of how serious this disease can be.

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Taiwanese sports channel airs anime Slam Dunk in place of cancelled NBA games

We interrupt this NBA shutdown to bring you a very important anime.

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Sakura sake cup proves coronavirus can’t stop indoor hanami cherry blossom parties 【Video】

A magical way to watch the flowers bloom while socially distancing yourself from others indoors.

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Japan’s Eel Pie manufacturing sector hit hard by effects of COVID-19

Unagi Pie is one of many Japanese cultural treasures struggling under the pandemic.

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Japanese students hold graduation ceremony in Minecraft amid school cancellation

As usual, kids are way ahead of adults.

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Japanese adult video company offers 200 free movies as pandemic support, site crashes same day

They say it’s good for the immune system.

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Japanese airline thanks passengers during coronavirus slump with a special message 【Photos】

A little customer appreciation can go a long way.

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Jason calls off Friday the 13th activities due to coronavirus

Hilarious series of images from Japan show even Jason is concerned about COVID-19.

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Nara deer leave park, head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble due to coronavirus

Videos show herds of deer galloping down streets and stopping traffic as they search for food. 

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Domino’s, Pizza Hut introduce “Zero Contact” delivery service in Japan amidst coronavirus fears

Delivery drivers will stand two meters from your front door and watch as you pick up your pizza.

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Tokyo’s Kabukicho turns into a deserted ghost town during coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

Looks like a yakuza fight is about to go down in Kamurocho. 

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