Why does everyone wear masks in Japan, and where did the practice start?
- The history behind Japan’s love of face masks (Alex Martin, The Japan Times)
- Masks helped keep Japan’s COVID-19 death toll low, says expert panel (Bloomberg, The Japan Times)
- Face masks in a pandemic: From ‘useless’ to ‘indispensable’ (AFP-Jiji, The Japan Times)
- Japanese shoppers queue and crash website for Uniqlo’s washable masks (The Japan Times)
- Thick, small, bulky: ‘Abenomasks’ arrive in Tokyo mailboxes (The Japan Times)
- ‘It may save your life’: Facing coronavirus surge, more U.S. states mandate masks (The Japan Times)
- Seven in 10 back mandatory use of masks in shops in England, poll finds (The Guardian)
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