Do the Japanese often wear facemasks even in the absence of a pandemic?
- 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.
- lklLv 71 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.
- 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
- swag lordLv 42 months ago
yeah they do just like michael jackson did
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- michinoku2001Lv 72 months ago
Yes, but a good chunk of the typical wearers have hayfever.
- Never-AgainLv 72 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.
- 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).
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, the Japanese take hygiene very seriously. Its in their culture. Even a small flu like symptom demands a face mask.
- GypsyfishLv 72 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.
- PearlLv 72 months ago
i dont think so