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The history behind Japan’s love of face masks
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Japan’s entry policies increase alienation and deepen division
Preventing foreign residents from returning to Japan risks fueling prejudices and shattering trust.
Flying low: The battle over Tokyo’s airspace
Haneda Airport’s new flight paths commence despite concerns from aviation experts and public opposition.