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· February, 2020

Stories about Japan from February, 2020

28 February 2020

Battered by criticism, Abe government scrambles to save Japan from COVID-19

COVID-19

"Just cancel it!" (#中止だ中止), a line from the 1988 animated film Akira about the cancellation of the fictional Olympics, accompanied by a screenshot of the movie, trended on Japan Twitter.

18 February 2020

Japan edges ever closer to a COVID-19 epidemic

COVID-19

As a ship with 454 infected passengers remains quarantined at berth in Yokohama, the likelihood of a potential epidemic within Japan has slowly started to sink in.

8 February 2020

‘L Japan’: Kobe couple vlogs about lesbian life

Get an introduction to Japanese lesbian slang and more on this YouTube channel by Kobe residents Miho and Clare.

1 February 2020

‘Mario Kart’ cosplay company crashes and burns after appealing Nintendo ruling

Patrons were encouraged to dress up in costumes provided by Maricart as characters from Nintendo's popular 'Mario Kart' series and 'race' around the city, but those days are over.

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