Japan can't run out the clock on coronavirus

Commentary / Japan Feb 22, 2020

Japan can't run out the clock on coronavirus

by Adam Minter

Next month the Olympic torch will arrive in Japan for a four-month relay to launch the opening ceremonies for the Tokyo summer games. But rather than anticipating the sight of Olympic torchbearers, much of Japan is fixated on a different relay: hundreds of masked ...

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