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Racism - a real sickness in global coronavirus crisis

As the world fights Covid-19, another battle surfaces - xenophobic behaviour

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In January, just as news of a strange new virus was gaining traction across the world, my husband and I were holidaying in Tokyo.

One evening, while in the neighbourhood of Koenji, we decided to pop into one of the casual hole-in-wall izakayas near the train station for dinner.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 15, 2020, with the headline Racism - a real sickness in global coronavirus crisis. Subscribe