We quickly learn that this country has embraced the protection and care of their endangered elephant.
If we are all fighting this novel germ warfare, then we need to act like soldiers and obey our commanding officers. Staying home indefinitely may be the hardest order you've ever been given. And the most critical.
I used to think of Japan as an almost mythical place where exotic goods came from, but few ever went. Once there, I realized this insular society has been cultivating an eye for beauty for centuries.