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Coronavirus-hit Japan dumps high fashion for health and hygiene

Masks and sanitizers now in vogue as cosmetics sales dive

With the spread of the coronavirus, lipsticks and motion sickness remedies are no longer selling well, while masks and thermometers are flying off shelves.

TOKYO -- Japanese consumers are spending more on masks, cleaning products and personal sanitizers while sales of makeup and motion sickness medicine take a major hit.

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