Is it a chocolate or a rock?

Tonight on a local TV channel in Yamanashi Prefecture: a game show asking guests to guess whether they’re being fed a rock, or a piece of high-quality chocolate. If they get it wrong, they’re out.

In a week where China’s economy is all but shut down, countries are rapidly closing their borders, and Carrie Lam continues her pursuit of importing the novel coronavirus into Hong Kong in the aim of national unity, Sakuranbo TV (a Fuji TV affiliate) is here to remind us: Japan is one peaceful country. 今日も、平和な国である。