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It might be hot as hell in Australia, but for Japan it's cold and flu season. That means people in Japan are wearing sickness masks in public. Either they are sick or are trying to avoid a cold.

The default is still the white sickness mask, but recently, black ones are becoming more popular among the country’s youth.


In the latest Yarisugi!!! Itazura-Kun, a serialised gag manga for kids, an image of Genghis Khan is shown with a dick doodled on his forehead, along with the word "penis" in Japanese. An international incident ensued, involving protests, an angry sumo wrestler, and an apology to the Mongolian Embassy.


I've been driving in Japan for over 15 years now. One of the things that always resonates is how polite people are on the road, especially the way drivers say thanks with their hazard lights.