In the press review of this Friday, November 13, we will discuss: The meteoric rise of the coronavirus in the country, the death of an eminent Japanese scientist, and finally the controversy surrounding a video of traditional Japanese “bondage”.
Flamboyant rise of cases
This Friday, nearly 1705 new positive cases for covid-19 were identified in Japan, exceeding the peak of the day before, this is a new record for the Archipelago. According to experts, the country is currently going through a third wave of infection, the Prime Minister therefore calls for enhanced vigilance. Tokyo remains the focal point of this epidemic and some hospitals have started to reach a maximum number of patients in terms of capacity, and fear a lack of beds. The Hokkaido region is also a hotspot for the coronavirus. The authorities have therefore asked restaurants and bars to shorten their hours. In view of the circumstances, the government would question the appropriateness of continuing the campaign to encourage tourism within the country. In total, there were 116,000 infections with covid-19 in Japan and nearly 1,900 people died from it.
Death of a Nobel Prize in Astrophysics
The great Japanese scientist Masatoshi Koshiba has died at the age of 94. Eminent professor and co-winner of the Nobel Prize in physics in 2002, he was known for his pioneering contribution in the field of astrophysics, particularly in “neutrino astronomy” which studies the mechanisms of stellar evolution by observing elementary particles called “neutrinos”. “. He would have brought out his discoveries thanks to an underground detector created by him, called the ” kamiokande Which is based in the Gifu region in central Japan.
An artistic performance conducted at the Prestigious University of Kyoto on the theme of “Japanese bondage” would have known a lively controversy. The University reportedly recorded a video of ” Kinbaku “, Also named” shibari »Carried out by Japanese artists as part of a study on the transformation of contemporary art and the reappropriation of this practice. A spectator would have called “to wonder if the university seriously considers servitude a legitimate field of study“. The University would have withdrawn the video and would have apologized by explaining the process of this project.