masks

Anime memes appear on Twitter as PM says two masks will be sent to all Japanese households

Really, Prime Minister? Only two?

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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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Japanese drugstore prohibits transforming into other people during coronavirus panic

Also asks that mask buyers refrain from suddenly developing a need for eyeglasses.

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Japanese model cuts up her bra and turns it into a face mask

The fashion accessory of the season.

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Japanese government enacts mask resale ban, sets prison time penalty for violators

Ban replaces opportunity to make a profit with chance to end up behind bars.

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7-Eleven in Japan sells masks for ridiculously high price, gets slammed by customers

Japanese konbini criticised for being just as bad as notorious online resellers. 

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100-yen store Daiso teaches us how to make our own cloth face masks

Give a person a mask and they’ll wear it for a day, teach a person to mask and…uh.

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Reselling masks in Japan could get you five years in prison under new government ban

Government enacts 47-year-old law to cope with panic buying and speculative hoarding.

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Meet cute? No, meet poop! Toilet paper shortage leads to romantic meeting in Japan

Apparently the red string of fate can also take the form of the white roll of two-ply.

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Japanese government may encourage people to reuse masks as coronavirus-caused shortage continues

If people can’t buy new masks, is using old ones more than once the next best option?

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Idol group will fine fans who come to event without masks, but many don’t buy coronavirus excuse

There’s a hole in the logic of the plan that’s supposedly meant to block germs.

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Street fight breaks out in Japan’s second-largest city between shoppers wanting to buy masks【Vid】

Coronavirus-sparked shortage leads to early-morning violence.

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Chinese people hand out free surgical masks in Japan as coronavirus outbreak continues【Video】

As Japan suffers through nationwide mask shortage, people in one of its biggest cities are offered some for free.

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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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