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Japanese yokai starts appearing on Twitter to prevent the spread of COVID-19

People in Japan are turning to the mysterious Amabie to help us through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Japanese company tells worker he probably doesn’t have coronavirus, to come to work with a fever

Missing the point this badly is enough to get any worker hot under the collar.

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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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Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea will close for two weeks because of coronavirus fear

Shut-down goes into effect almost immediately, follows previous request for people with cold-like symptoms to refrain from visiting the parks.

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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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Kyoto starts new “Empty” tourism campaign to attract tourists during coronavirus outbreak

Visitors to Kyoto have plummeted, prompting a new series of ads showing sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.

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Tasty food providing comfort for coronavirus quarantined cruise ship passengers stuck in Japan

Three small bright spots a day as travelers cope with two weeks confined to ship.

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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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Kyoto tourist crowds disappearing due to coronavirus outbreak, creating travel crisis/opportunity

Local shopkeeper says drop in tourist traffic is most dramatic in over 30 years.

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Japan officially declared coronavirus-infected nation by Micronesia, travel restrictions enacted

Japanese government recommends spending two weeks in Hawaii on your way to Micronesia in order to comply with new rule.

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Free anime-style adult video game being given away to keep people inside in virus outbreak China

Coronavirus outbreak means many can’t leave their homes, so sexy visual novel developer is going to give them something to do with those idle hands.

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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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Mr. Sato tries a unique method to compellingly call in sick to work【Video】

Some people bend over backwards at work. Others bend over backwards to get out of work.

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