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JAPAN PULSE

Japan Times
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Apr 10, 2021
Stronger social media push on vaccinations necessary as Japanese remain on the fence
Plenty of people are still anxious about the effectiveness of the vaccine, as well as any side effects it might have.
Japan Times
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Apr 3, 2021
Congested commutes offer a glimpse of life in Japan after COVID-19
The second state of emergency that was issued in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures in January has been largely ineffective in reducing the number of commuters each day.
Japan Times
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Mar 27, 2021
Universities allow students to celebrate start of a new academic year with a few conditions attached
Parents are poised to be excluded from official entrance ceremonies as COVID-19 risk still lingers.
Japan Times
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Mar 20, 2021
Oral hygiene habits in Japan reflect the cold reality of COVID-19 pandemic
Sales of personal toothpaste products have exceeded those targeting families for the first time.
Japan Times
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Mar 13, 2021
The allure of office supplies without a physical workspace in which to enjoy them
Modern office supplies can now be neatly docketed and arranged inside collapsible carrying cases for work sessions in shared office spaces or in the comfort of a coffee shop.
Japan Times
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Mar 6, 2021
Increasing angst on social media may point to a silver lining as Japan looks to leave 2020 behind
The outrage expressed on Twitter has been noticeably worse than normal over the first two months of the year.
Japan Times
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Feb 27, 2021
Harassment doesn’t end in the office. It can follow you home.
Working remotely has put the spotlight on managers overstepping their boundaries with staff.
Japan Times
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Feb 20, 2021
Line between solitude and withdrawal becomes blurred in Japan amid pandemic
More than half of the nationwide hikikomori population of 1.15 million are between 40 and 64 years old.
Japan Times
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Feb 19, 2021
Why is Japan so intrigued by the audio app Clubhouse?
Invitation-only app offers exclusivity while also making conversations available for a limited time.
Japan Times
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Feb 12, 2021
Will you be my pandemic Valentine?
The coronavirus is making people rethink traditional Valentine's Day customs.
Japan Times
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Feb 6, 2021
Surviving the depths of winter in Japan amid a pandemic
Social media is full of helpful advice on coping with tough times in the cold.
Japan Times
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Jan 30, 2021
Japanese firms roll out cautious welcoming mat to COVID-19 survivors
Nearly 240,000 people nationwide are believed to have recovered from the virus as of mid-January.
Japan Times
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Jan 23, 2021
The social media creators in Japan to keep an eye on in 2021
With parts of the country entering a second state of emergency, here's four digital producers that could define the year u2026
Japan Times
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Jan 16, 2021
Amid pandemic, children's activities may be just the distraction we all need
There wasn't much to raise spirits in the Tokyo area during the new year holiday. With record-breaking daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases and reports that a second state of emergency was likely to be implemented, many people were keen to stay indoors.
Japan Times
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Jan 9, 2021
The search for positive takeaways from a year of COVID-19 on social media
Some users discovered they quite like the solitude they faced in 2020.
Japan Times
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Jan 1, 2021
Adults seek solace in the wisdom of children online amid pandemic
Parents have spent more time with their children over the past 12 months than perhaps any time in the country's history.
Japan Times
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Dec 12, 2020
Online meeting moments of 2020: What could go wrong?
Unmistakable background sounds, visible sweatpants, sudden bowel movements u2026 Japan's workers experienced it all.
Japan Times
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Dec 5, 2020
Consumers seek to enjoy a creative Christmas online amid COVID-19
Staying home for Christmas doesn't have to equate with being bored and lonely.
Japan Times
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Nov 28, 2020
Is ‘Demon Slayer’ too violent for children?
Some children claim they're afraid to sleep after watching record-breaking anime in theaters.
Japan Times
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Nov 21, 2020
U.S. election helps disinformation on social media thrive in Japan
The 2020 U.S. presidential election has dominated much of the news cycle over the past couple of weeks, with social media playing a key role in the conversation.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals