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Tokyo will not get back to normal until it sheds COVID inhibitions

Officials and businesses can revive spirit of fun by dropping masks, sanitizers

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Shoppers in Tokyo's Ginza district in August 2022.   © Sipa/AP

Tyler Brule is editorial director of Monocle magazine.

If you have spent much time watching any number of international news channels of late, then you have likely heard a warm welcome to Tokyo from Gov. Yuriko Koike as she tempted you to visit the Japanese capital.

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