TOKYO — There are no laws telling you what to do, but everyone knows the rules. Wear your mask, keep your distance, sanitize your hands, have your temperature checked. Don’t touch, don’t shout. Don’t cheer at soccer matches, and don’t scream on amusement park rides. (But if you catch the virus, it just might have been your fault.)
It may sound like a dystopian vision of a plague-infected future from the latest Netflix series, but it also happens to be Japan’s solution to one of the most pressing problems facing the world today — how to coexist with the novel coronavirus.
With infections falling here even as they rise worldwide, Japan thinks it might have finally cracked the coronavirus code.