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Hairs, insects and stains found in masks distributed by Japanese government

Not exactly the protection we were looking for.

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Shoppers annihilate face mask delivery at Costco Japan【Video】

Japanese politeness firmly thrown out the window when face masks are in sight.

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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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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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People in Japan are now stealing toilet paper in midst of coronavirus crisis

Theft of products from restrooms is dragging a famously considerate and honest society down the drain.

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Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo 【Video】

Disturbing video shows coronavirus fears have Japanese commuters on edge.

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People in Japan panic-buy toilet paper as coronavirus fears rise despite shortage being fake news

In a country full of bidets, why is everyone crazy for toilet tissue? 

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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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Train brought to emergency stop because someone coughed in it

Commuters starting to turn on their unmasked peers.

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Kobe hospital robbed of 6,000 surgical masks

Mask bandits may or may not have been masked bandits.

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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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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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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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