masks

Japanese kitty sculptor creates a new topical meme figure: a cat in a face-mask

The man who makes memes manifest makes his latest masked masterpiece known.

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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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Make-it-yourself mask technique gets new interest as coronavirus fears cause shortage in Japan

Tokyo police’s tip is quick and easy, but may or may not provide any real protection against the virus.

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Video of New Yorker assaulting mask-wearing Asian woman rattles Japanese Twitter, debate ensues

A shocking incident caught on camera upsets and stirs Japanese netizens.

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Surgical mask maker says we, and a lot of Japan, have been wearing them wrong our whole lives

Simple screw-up can let in 40 percent more viruses and pollen, manufacturer says.

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Chinese social media urges people to cut up surgical masks before disposing of them, but why?

A grim piece of advice is trending on Weibo.

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Hyper-detailed anime girl masks are here to solve, possibly create your fashion problems【Photos】

Unisex masks will help you feel less embarrassed about your clothing choices, designers say.

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Japanese school bans non-white masks for students, teacher can’t believe dumb waste of time

Dress code detail is a waste of time to even discuss, frustrated junior high teacher says.

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Psychology professor says Japanese people show mood with their eyes, Westerners with their mouths

Educator ties theory into why Japanese people wear surgical masks, but not sunglasses, but how solid is his logic?

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Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

Japanese tourists wearing everyday casual flu masks apparently caused upset amongst supermarket shoppers in British seaside town

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Horrifying car spotted outside of Tokyo is the stuff nightmares are made of

Nothing better to ensure others keep their distance than a mask with glowing, soul-sucking eyes.

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Trump masks sold out in Japan… but why? Japanese netizens weigh in with their reasons

How come Japanese people are buying up these masks faster than cheap real estate?

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Cosplay like a cool cat with an ultra-realistic, giant cat head from Japan!

The surprising heads have an equally surprising price tag.

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Video of super-lifelike “crying” Japanese mask is disturbingly artistic 【Video】

We’d offer it a tissue, if we weren’t also kind of scared of it.

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Wearing a white mask will make you less attractive, according to Japanese researchers’ experiment

Experiments’ results found similar effects for men and women.

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Japanese company’s 3-D printed. disembodied faces and hands are both amazing and disturbing

Relax, no tiny people were dismembered in the making of this article.

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Japanese cats channel their inner demon during the chilly month of February

February is a hard month to face, so why not put on a mask and greet it looking like something else?

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Tokyo Mask Festival invites visitors to put on a new face and join the masquerade

Author Victor Hugo once said, “Virtue has a veil, vice a mask,” but what if Japanese, contemporary, and fetish masks are your vice? You’ll want to check out Tokyo Mask Festival Vol. 2!

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Sailor Moon cloth masks are here to protect you from germs the magical girl way!

As we head into winter, you can spot more and more people out and about in Japan wearing cloth masks. The main reason is to prevent the spread of germs during cold and flu season, but recent research suggests that for women, wearing a pink mask could make them appear twice as attractive.

Based on that, we can only assume that anyone wearing one of these new Sailor Moon masks instantly becomes three times as good-looking.

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Breaking research from Japan: wearing a pink face mask makes you more attractive

In Japan, it’s quite a common sight to see people walking around or going to work wearing surgical masks. The reason is so they don’t spread germs to others, or potentially catch others’ germs, and they’re all over the place this time of year when people tend to get colds.

However there’s another reason you might see women wearing a surgical mask: research from Hokkaido University says that wearing a mask makes a woman appear significantly more attractive. And if they’re wearing a pink mask, then they basically turn into a supermodel.

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