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MASKS

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 4, 2023
North Korea appears to lift COVID mask mandate, reports say
The isolated country has maintained border lockdowns and other anti-COVID measures long after most other nations ditched such restrictions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2023
Over 60% say they always wear masks when going out
By prefecture, respondents in Hiroshima spend the longest time with their masks on.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2023
Mask use in Japan at 86% despite eased guidelines, AI analysis finds
Revised guidelines that went into effect in March leave it up to individuals to decide on whether to wear a mask.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 3, 2023
Japan firms roll back COVID measures for new recruit welcome events
Businesses are gradually returning to normal after the government revised mask-wearing guidance last month, leaving it up to individuals to decide whether or not to wear masks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2023
COVID measures will be up to Japan's businesses after downgrade
Requests for customers to sanitize their hands or have their temperatures taken are largely based on guidelines created by industries and will likely be less common after May 8.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2023
Japan's school students won't be required to wear masks from April
Students will not be required to wear masks even when singing together, an activity believed to have a relatively high risk of infection, according to new guidelines.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2023
Kishida Cabinet's approval rate rises to 29.9% in latest poll
The disapproval rate also fell 1.3 points to 40.9%, but it still surpassed the approval rate for the seventh month in a row.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 14, 2023
Remembering how to smile? Japan training sessions help prepare for life after masks
After three years of life with masks amid the pandemic, some people feel a need to practice their smiles and facial expressions before they take face coverings off in public.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Mar 13, 2023
Japan’s mask rules end — with some caveats
The government started leaving the decision on masking largely up to individuals Monday. But that doesn’t mean that everyone can throw out their face coverings in all situations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2023
Survey finds 1 in 4 will still wear masks in Japan despite eased COVID-19 rules
A survey has found that 1 in 4 people in Japan said they will continue to wear face masks in all social settings, even after the easing of COVID-19 guidelines on face coverings Monday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 2, 2023
Hong Kong removes mask mandate for residents and travelers
After almost three years, the government decided to ease restrictions on facial coverings. But concern over new variants keeps many people wearing masks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 28, 2023
Hong Kong to scrap COVID mask mandate from March 1
Hong Kong and Macao both followed China's 'zero-COVID' policy for much of the past three years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 23, 2023
Hong Kong extends mask mandate despite reopening campaigns
The city extended the regulation by two weeks to March 8, according to a government gazette published late Wednesday, meaning the rule will have been place for almost 1,000 days.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Feb 13, 2023
As Japan considers easing virus guidance, Okinawan children fear unmasked life
Even among adults, opinions are divided on how society should handle the coronavirus, including on the issue of whether or not to remove masks — which only adds to unease for children.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2023
Japanese government to drastically ease mask guidelines next month
The policy shift, made in line with the government's decision to downgrade COVID-19's classification on May 8, will also no longer require students to don masks during school activities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 9, 2023
Panel says Japan's schools can choose mask rules for graduations
The experts still urged school officials to set specific rules beforehand, especially regarding social distancing, venue ventilation and not attending when feeling sick.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2023
Japanese airline association to make onboard mask-wearing optional
The plan to make passenger mask-wearing a “personal choice” in May has been made in line with the government’s planned revision of mask guidelines.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2023
Government considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies
A decision will likely be made early this month based on an assessment by experts.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 2, 2023
Asia is loosening rules on masks. Here’s why people still wear them.
Many other countries dropped pandemic mask requirements months ago. But in places like South Korea, which got rid of its rule this week, masks remain common.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 29, 2023
What will change when Japan reclassifies COVID-19?
Japan is planning to downgrade the categorization of COVID-19 on May 8. How will that impact residents?

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