By TARO SAITO/ Staff Writer
December 2, 2021 at 18:00 JST
The “Abenomask” face coverings that proved unpopular as they were “too small.” Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe abruptly announced in April 2020 that the government would provide every household in Japan with two face masks each. (Noboru Tomura)
Tens of millions of cloth face masks procured by the Abe administration for every household nationwide early in the COVID-19 crisis lie unused in a vast warehouse close to Tokyo, testament to an ill-conceived project that proved to be a giant waste of taxpayers’ money. [Read More]
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