Sick Masks in Japan Explained no.4

Published on Apr 15, 2013

【ONLY in JAPAN #04】

▽▲Sick Masks in Japan Explained ★ ONLY in JAPAN #04▲▽
Don’t miss this! Why do so many Japanese wear sick masks in the winter? It’s a question many non-Japanese ask when they visit. Between November and March, it seems the whole city of Tokyo is wearing a surgical mask. Is it a new fashion rage or a form of self-defense? Get the inside story on why wearing a mask in Japan is not so weird.

In this episode, we try on some of the more unique surgical masks and ask a couple of locals about why they wear one. After seeing this program, maybe you’ll try a mask next time you’re in Japan. When in Rome …



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