social distancing

Ghibli Museum reveals new social distancing rules for visitors ahead of reopening【Videos】

The giant Catbus and Saturn Theatre seating present some social distancing challenges. 

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Missing the maid café? Virtual @Home Café lets you chat with cute virtual maids at home!

Sweet animated maids will soon be available to dote on those of us desperate for a dose of hospitality — even those living outside Japan!

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Get an authentic Japanese summer festival in a box with this crowdfunding project

Because social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.

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Japanese worker gets asked by boss to stay after tele-meeting for surprisingly cute reason

Yet another benefit of working from home.

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Social distanced dining is a cinch with these stuffed capybara companions【Photos】

This zoo’s thought up the cutest possible way to keep some barriers up between diners at their eatery.

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Harajuku crowded during coronavirus?! TV show slammed for using old footage to incite panic

Poster outside Takeshita Street McDonald’s alerts viewers to fake news on Japanese television.

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Japanese company puts up signs banning one specific style of intercourse, for coronavirus safety

Inadvertent prohibition makes the new normal feel even stranger.

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What pandemic? People in Japan crowd Ikea store, ignore requests to stay home during Golden Week

Hundreds risk spreading coronavirus for Ikea hot dogs and flatpack furniture.

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Cryptic ad in Japanese newspaper reveals heartwarming message of hope for readers

Can you read the Japanese words hidden in these pictures? 

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New GU Pokémon collaboration: Worth the risk of catching coronavirus?

Japan might be under a state of emergency, but the only emergency these customers are worried about is not catching limited-edition Pokémon fashion.

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Japanese swimsuit models holding online drinking parties with fans to encourage them to stay home

Some of Japan’s most popular and beautiful gravure models want you to stay home during the spring vacation period.

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Japan’s poo museum opens online, offers turds of virtual fun worldwide during stay-home period

The Unko Museum reconnects you with your poop and takes your mind off the crap of social distancing.

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What state of emergency? People in Tokyo defy requests to stay home during coronavirus outbreak

No social distancing at parks, shops and tourist sites on a Sunny Sunday. 

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Social distancing browser game lets you push people away as Tokyo mayor or U.S. president

Vent your anger on those who break the rules while picking up free wagyu beef and masks from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along the way. 

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Is it time for manga and anime to start introducing the coronavirus outbreak to their settings?

When your story is supposed to be set in present-day Japan, how long until it starts looking weird that no one is wearing a mask or staying home?

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Survey results reveal average number of days people can bear to self-quarantine

The survey results shed some light on how long people are willing to stay inside in the name of social distancing.

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What social distancing looks like in Japan

Companies, characters and mascots use kawaii humour to spread an important message. 

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Japanese Granny shows how to elegantly get a little extra personal space for social distancing

Every little counter-measure can help…right? This one makes it natural and easy to keep a little extra distance.

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Social distancing ideals vs reality: Beautiful Thai woman reveals the difference【Photos】

Behind the gorgeous Instagram photos, there’s a slob slurping noodles in her loungewear.

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Harajuku looks eerily quiet during the coronavirus outbreak 【Photos】

Does this mean young people are heeding the government’s advice to stay at home? 

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