Japan is now regarded as one of the countries which succeeded in combating COVID-19. The reason is said to be its custom, life style, peer pressure or immune system of Japanese people, but none of them is certain. I won't argue about it. I'm writing this article to record what Tokyo and Japan were like in the pandemic as a resident in Tokyo.
I spent 2019 Christmas in Hong Kong. In November, some universities and disarmered citizens were attacked by the infamous HK police in the city, full of fired tear gas.