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In what must be an oxymoron, a social distancing cafe has opened in Japan. The name? Social Distancing Tokyo.

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As the cafe announced in an official release, when patrons enter the cafe, they need to use hand sanitizer and submit to a mask check.

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Talking is not allowed unless you are in the Zoom room.

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Here is said Zoom room.

Tables are spaced two meters apart, and there is free WiFi, a TV, and electrical outlets.

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Illustration for article titled Social Distancing Cafe Opens In Tokyo
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The cafe, which is located in Ikebukuro, purports to be an easy place to work, with lounge-style music playing in the background.

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The fee for one hour at the cafe is 500 yen ($4.67), drink included. Five hours is 1,000 yen ($9.35), while a full day is 2,000 yen ($18.70).

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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