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Turn that frown upside down

Turn that frown upside down

In Japan, three years of Covid-era face masking has meant some people haven’t switched their smiles on full beam for a very long time. Thank goodness for Keiko Kawano, a smile instructor whose 90-minute classes in Kanagawa Prefecture are packed with new mothers and nervous older people trying to get back into the swing of grinning. As Sinatra might have sung: “When you’re teaching people to smile, the whole world smiles with you.” We did anyway.

Photograph keiko_kawano1/Instagram