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Japan Photo Journal: Strong statement


The message "#STAY HOME" is seen written in the sand from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter at Katase Nishihama Kugenuma beach in the city of Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, on April 27, 2020. Members of local beach, surfer and lifesaver organizations teamed up to create the work -- which took about 30 minutes and measures approximately 3 meters by 50 meters -- to call on people to refrain from visiting the Shonan area. Despite the state of emergency in the prefecture many tourists had been visiting its popular beaches, causing alarm among local residents. (Japanese original by Kenetsu Inaba, Kamakura Local Bureau)

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