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The history behind Japan’s love of face masks

National / Science & Health Jul 4, 2020

The history behind Japan’s love of face masks

In Japan, it's sometimes said that the eyes speak as much as the mouth. Perhaps the proverbial phrase captures the essence of the nation’s affinity for face masks, a relationship that can be traced back centuries and a custom to which is attributed Japan’s lower ...