Five more stories about how some Japanese people are choosing to deal with the coronavirus pandemic:

  • While drinking with pals on the street has long been popular in Tokyo’s youth meccas, the practice has spread recently as the weather has warmed and pubs remain closed. And there’s not much authorities can do about the trend, reports Eriko Yamakuma.
  • As the pandemic and climate change highlight and magnify economic inequalities, Karl Marx, who pointed to the contradictions and limitations of capitalism, is gaining new admirers in Japan, particularly among the young.
Was Karl Marx right? [2018] | THE ECONOMIST
Was Karl Marx right? [2018] | THE ECONOMIST