A family stands next to a sign in Tokyo on March 23. Anyone can get sick but everyone can be kinder. Photo: AFP
Fumiko Sasaki
Opinion

Opinion

Fumiko Sasaki

For Japanese, stigma of the sick is a much greater fear than the coronavirus itself

  • Those suspected of having Covid-19 are shunned and harassed, prompting the authorities to consider criminal prosecutions as people are discouraged from getting tested and companies hide infections for fear of losing business
A family stands next to a sign in Tokyo on March 23. Anyone can get sick but everyone can be kinder. Photo: AFP
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