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How Well Did You Follow Japan’s News This Year? Take This 2020 Quiz to Find Out!

Japan's most significant news stories of the year in 26 questions

By Matthew Hernon

A lot happened in 2020 in Japan. From joining the world in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and introducing a completely new life and workstyle to a new Prime Minister, elections, political and celebrity scandals, and, sadly, many far too early partings with beloved stars. But there were some positive news stories out there, too, including the massive success of Demon Slayer, which managed to steal the number one spot for the highest-grossing movie ever in Japan from Spirited Away, the Hayao Miyazaki anime that no one believed would ever be surpassed in popularity. But if 2020 taught us a thing, it is that we should never say never because everything is possible — for good and bad.

Here is a short quiz of 26 questions that tackles some of 2020’s most significant news reports from Japan. Good luck!

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