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Silent but cheerful, mannequins enforce social distancing at Tokyo bar

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By Jack Tarrant and Hideto Sakai

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So sad!

By using face shield, mask and gloves in that kinf of business takes away all the fun and sense to go there.

When will the world go back to normal?

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Other safety measures include face shields and gloves for the bar's cheerleader waitresses who perform karaoke songs on request. The shields and gloves are also on offer for patrons.

t is kinda weird to see a female cheerleader wearing a mask and face shield.

Waitress Chinatsu Fujii said the mannequins made for a safer work environment.

"It takes a bit of getting used to but it's reassuring that they are here and I think of them of workmates," she said.

How can mannequins make a work environment safer? Have they got some virus killing ability or scare rowdy patrons away? Thinking of them as workmates is OK but I will be worried once she starts talking to them.

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Are those the same 'mannequins' that were used at the South Korean baseball game?

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Other safety measures include face shields and gloves for the bar's cheerleader waitresses who perform karaoke songs on request. The shields and gloves are also on offer for patrons.

It is kinda weird to see a female cheerleader wearing a mask and face shield. However, good on the management for providing extra safety measurements for the staff and patrons.

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The mannequins help enforce social distancing. Instead of putting a sign they put a mannequin there instead. They do not have Miracle virus-killing powers

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...which counts both women and men among its clientele

Well that's amazing - they have both women AND men as customers. My mind is blown.

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Is it possible to spend more money on mental health? "It's your money" has never been more true.

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super creepy

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The mannequins help enforce social distancing. Instead of putting a sign they put a mannequin there instead. They do not have Miracle virus-killing powers

Thanks for enlightening me, mate.

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Only in Japan would they do this. I love this country, however, they spend money on the most insane and irresponsible items that could go into other areas of a business or life.

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I'm surprised they didn't just use sex dolls.

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Wait... that mannequin in the red #7 shirt wasn't looking in that direction a second ago.... (eerie music plays)

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Great idea!

I need a drink!

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This is the third time that I have come back just to see that mannequin-could it be love?

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I had to look 3 times I thought they ALL were mannequins in the pic LOL!

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Either you go out to get real relationships if really necessary (sex among them, but also work, or doctor), otherwise stay home.

Mental illness is widespread indeed.

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Kimochi warui! Creepy!

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So...insane, totally insane!

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Love it !!.. Cut the drama people!!.. LOOOOOL !!!

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Well done. Good creative and fun ideas for these trying times.

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When will the world go back to normal?

By the way everyone has lost their minds, probably never, or until they get distracted by a new thing to fear.

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Creepy and pragmatic.

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I was hoping for some Hatsune Miku and friends mannequins. More people would come and then you could charge for pictures with them

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Can we take them home, asking for a friend .......

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Real mannequins don't wear masks.

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stupidity but kinda fun in a pervy way

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girl_in_tokyoJune 7  10:29 am JST

I'm surprised they didn't just use sex dolls.

This is very creepy indeed.

HonestDictatorJune 7  10:53 am JST

Wait... that mannequin in the red #7 shirt wasn't looking in that direction a second ago.... (eerie music plays)

'In Every Dream Home a Heartache' - ROXY MUSIC

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