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Do the Japanese often wear facemasks even in the absence of a pandemic?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    well, it is trend over last decade. not before.

    we care too much about this kind of things.

    Have you ever heard of wash-let(toilet with washer)?

    It is our culture.

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  • lkl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, as a Japanese person and in Japan society it is always seen everywhere. People can't afford to get sick in Japan. People work 6 days a week in Japan and the kids are in school 7 days a week if they are learning English. Japan is known for having long lives and good health. 

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  • 2 months ago

    well i believe theyre less likely to do so, only because its one of the cleanest countries in the world, and have clean people who bath even up to 2~3 times a day

    but to answer your question, yes, the kuchisake onna which you probly need to look into =D

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  • 2 months ago

    yeah they do just like michael jackson did

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, but a good chunk of the typical wearers have hayfever. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes - for many, many decades. If they are sick, they don't want to spread it (and especially on the packed like sardines trains and buses in the morning, it is a big possibility). Some wear them to avoid getting sick (a dubious action at best). When major air pollution from China was pouring over the country, some wore mask for that as well - plus every spring is pollen season, and some wear masks due to allergies.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, for multiple reasons:

    1) To prevent others from getting sick when they're sick themselves.

    2) To protect themselves from the cold air (during winter).

    3) To protect themselves from allergies (during spring).

    4) To avoid putting on make-up (females).

    5) To avoid being seen in public (celebrities).

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, the Japanese take hygiene very seriously. Its in their culture. Even a small flu like symptom demands a face mask.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, it's long been a custom there, but it's to protect other people. That is, people wear masks when they have a cold to keep from sneezing or coughing on others. They're a very polite society. Masks are of little use against coronavirus- you don't breath it in. You get it from touching things and then touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If the mask keeps you from touching yourself, it may help. But if you handle the mask when you take it off, throw it away and wash your hands. It can trap the virus molecules and hold on to them. 

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    i dont think so

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