A man wearing a face mask walks past signboards for bars in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Photo: ReutersA man wearing a face mask walks past signboards for bars in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Photo: Reuters
A man wearing a face mask walks past signboards for bars in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s young people can’t resist the nightlife – or Covid-19

  • A spike in cases in red-light districts in Tokyo and Osaka has been traced back to people in their 20s and 30s whom an expert says ‘just want to have fun’
  • The government is cracking down on venues not abiding with social distancing, even as it proceeds with a plan to boost domestic travel

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man wearing a face mask walks past signboards for bars in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Photo: ReutersA man wearing a face mask walks past signboards for bars in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Photo: Reuters
A man wearing a face mask walks past signboards for bars in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Photo: Reuters
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