It’s Time To Talk About No-Mask Anxiety

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Savvy Tokyo

Anxiety levels are on the rise as people consider a maskless future in Tokyo. Before the sweltering summer heat kicked in, the Japanese government relaxed its guidelines for wearing masks, advising people to remove them where possible to avoid heat-related incidents. For some people, this was music to their ears. No more sweaty chins or running back home when you were halfway to the station and you realized you could feel the breeze against your face. For others, this news incited a whole new level of hidden anxiety. In Japan, the social pressure of wearing a mask may just be the reason why ma…

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