People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Photo: AP People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Photo: AP
People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Photo: AP
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

Coronavirus: Japan shows our faith in lockdowns and working from home is misplaced

  • Crowded Japan found itself unable to embrace either measure, leading to dire predictions. Yet it now has one of the lowest infection rates in the world
  • This suggests another force is at work. Asian hygiene standards, take a bow

People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Photo: AP People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Photo: AP
People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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