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Why is it common for Japanese to wear surgical masks?

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14. April. 2020

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Wearing surgical masks in the public has become a regular part of Japanese society, not only relegated to flu season or fears of catching a cold. It is completely normal for Japanese to wear it and go about their daily life. This may seem surprising to those traveling from abroad. The reason behind this custom is a bigger picture than any would have thought. Here’s a look into why surgical masks are so important in Japanese society.

Why is it common for Japanese to wear surgical masks?

Contents

  • Reasons for wearing a surgical mask
  • Why is surgical mask a fashion trend in Japan?
  • Different types of surgical masks in Japan
  • Why is it common for Japanese to wear surgical masks?

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