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The absence of corporate social responsibilities and lack of crisis awareness among citizens may have led to the recent surge in the number of coronavirus infections throughout Japan.

For instance, at one of the schools I work for, most of the teachers do not wear masks before and after school hours. They wear masks only when they are in front of students who are told to wear mask on campus because its a rule. And the students have to buy masks from the school if they forget to bring one. Wearing masks is not something we do for just formality. It’s for protecting ourselves and those around us. Anyone can be a carrier of the virus and transmit to others. Furthermore, they are pushing to hold an open school in the upcoming weekend while most schools in the region have canceled such events.

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