Now you are probably wondering, why is measles a *good* thing? Two simple facts explain this phenomenon:
1. A measles outbreak is enough to cancel school for a week.
2. I am already immune to this disease
They call it "hashika", and we got the news today at lunch that the school is shut down completely until next Wednesday! We aren't even allowed on campus!
Now the second lingering question is, why is a developed city like Tokyo having a measles outbreak? Unlike the US, Japan loosened its regulations on vaccinations about the time that my generation was getting the second round of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). And now, viola! Things are getting crazy.
So now my friends and I are trying to plan something to do for our mega-vacation...