Numerous events scheduled for the next few weeks have been cancelled in Japan and abroad. Idol group 2o Love to Sweet Bullet isn’t rescheduling upcoming events, but rather charging extra for fans who don’t wear masks.
BNK48 is the Thai spin-off of the Japanese idol group AKB48. One of its members Pichayapa “Namsai” Natha apologised after being photographed wearing a Nazi swastika t-shirt during a recent rehearsal.
You might think that the samurai no longer exist in Japan. That the samurai officially vanished when they were banned from carrying swords in the late 19th century. That might be true, but samurai still exist in Japan. Today, they just wield glowsticks instead.