I was also referring to all other Covid restrictions which I assumed Japan implemented as well. But I might be wrong there given that TheBrit says there were never any restrictions within the country. And I was refering to anything that has been destructive to certain groups of societies mental health. Say for example restaurant workers if nobody is allowed to go to restaurants..
So I stand by my shades. This is btw not a Japan bash, this can be argued for most western countries too. Although I think a country like Sweden for example, they really had VERY limited restriction ever during these 2.5 years. And I think the mental health effects were almost largest for those that were afraid to catch covid (pre-vaccines). So rather a reverse of most other places.