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リッチ 素子 NYT Tokyo bureau chief. Typos are human. Coffee books & chocolate always. Wakimaenai onna She/Her richm@nytimes.com. Instagram @motokorich

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Motoko Rich
13 days ago
Last July, Nazuna Hashimoto, who suffered from depression, started having panic attacks. She’d stopped working during the pandemic and felt guilty for depending financially and emotionally on her boyfriend. Seeing no way out, she tried to kill herself. https://t.co/LMxV450FYf
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17 hours ago
Weird photo accompanying this story about e sports being a way for company employees to connect while they are supposed to be working from home. Date is three days after declaration of state of emergency https://t.co/wpeOprWX2t
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17 hours ago
Today’s vocabulary from Asahi TV Morning Show on working conditions in the coronavirus era てつや 徹夜 Staying up all night https://t.co/g8ndlE8WvM
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17 hours ago
This is such a sad sentence. "while apartments protect the privacy of residents, there is the risk that people will become isolated.” https://t.co/fkifUmWhKC
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2 days ago
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2 days ago
Happy to see Minae Mizumura & Juliet Winters Carpenter getting some love from the New York Times! (My copy of this book is supposed to arrive today.) Translating a Book Caught Between Two Languages https://t.co/ux5oTj89WI
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2 days ago
“You have decreases in cases and deaths when you wear masks, and you have increases in cases and deaths when you have in-person restaurant dining,” says CDC director. Similar to public health experts in Japan https://t.co/rLdYe6nTcW
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3 days ago
"Globally, people in the world are now paying attention to gender & diversity issues of the organizing committee. That question was raised by people of the world, so quickly raising the precent of female directors to 40% as a quick response is very important” Guess it was 外圧
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3 days ago
I asked President Hashimoto why it was difficult for the Tokyo organizing committee to find enough women to serve on the exec board over the last 7 years but in the last 2 weeks they were able to quickly find 12 new female members?
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Motoko Rich
3 days ago
When asked if international spectators aren’t allowed in, how can they enjoy the Games? Hashimoto says "one way or another we should provide them the opportunity to share the experiences in a different way.” It’s like they don’t know the Olympics have been televised for years
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3 days ago
“You may think we are trying to host it no matter what but that’s not true. ...we will do whatever it takes to make these Games safe and trustworthy." -- Seiko Hashimoto, president of Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee https://t.co/l7eIBGhhhw
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Motoko Rich
3 days ago
Talking about a revolution? https://t.co/calQ4NvpjW
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3 days ago
Yu Miri, author of "Tokyo Ueno Station”: "There are ‘people”' living in books. I feel that meeting others in a book is more important for many people when it is difficult to interact with others due to the influence of the coronavirus pandemic." https://t.co/JSMqvrDMcQ
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Motoko Rich
4 days ago
Japan can practice letting some foreigners into Japan before the Olympics https://t.co/1a28qUjs9y
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5 days ago
Hi everyone, just want you all to know, Infinity books, the truly last independent used English bookshop in Japan is still open by the skin of our teeth, our bricks and mortar shop is still here, as is our online site, but we are asking u all to put the word out! Thx! https://t.co/SFd4qpkYRE
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Motoko Rich
4 days ago
Small note: the meetings did not appear to run over. (I know this because the press conferences started on time. Which was not always the case when the gender demographics of the leadership was different) https://t.co/AHNQmVnAFF
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Motoko Rich
5 days ago
Top leaders of Tokyo Olympic Games. All the Japanese reps are women https://t.co/AUCW5N2nbc
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5 days ago
Tokyo 20(21) Pres Hashimoto says "When we think of the current situation, whether it is Japan or overseas, we are under a very difficult situation. That is a fact. In the end the decision about spectators will be whether we can maintain a safe and secure Games."
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Motoko Rich
5 days ago
Decision on international spectators at Tokyo 20(21) will be made not just based on Japan’s border control situation, but including IOC and IPC, says President Hashimoto
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5 days ago
"There are various factors we need to keep an eye on as we make a decision. Zero spectators is something we will look into. We have to look at the overall situation before we decide on any percentage rates. "
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