Across much of Asia, people routinely used face masks to avoid spreading or contracting disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked a debate in many countries over the use of face coverings as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In this video report, Global Business Journalism reporter Fumie Yamazaki explains Japan's mask-wearing culture and its relevance to the world today.
This report was produced for Professor Lee Miller's Data Mining course in the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University.
Fumie graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Global Business Journalism from Tsinghua University in 2021. Her master's thesis was awarded a "top thesis" prize from the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication faculty.