Please, just have some self respect at the go-around sushi.

Happening in the World: Three people have been arrested in Japan at conveyor belt restaurants for unhygienic sushi pranks. Viral videos have caused an uptick in this “sushi terror” including a video of a man licking a bottle of soy sauce and putting it back, and others touching or even licking other people’s sushi as it goes around. Some sushi restaurants have threatened to close or shut down their conveyor belts as a result. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been hospitalized after tripping at a hotel Wednesday evening during a private dinner. McConnell is 81 years old and serving his seventh term in the Senate. No other information has been released. (NBC)

Happening in NYC: After a vote by Upper West Side residents on Tuesday, an unused newsstand at the 72nd Street and Broadway station will not be converted into a charging station for e-bike delivery workers. The hub would have allowed delivery workers a place to rest and recharge their bikes as part of a plan announced in October by Mayor Eric Adams and Senator Chuck Schumer. The resolution will not go into effect as it was outvoted 27 to 8 with two members abstaining. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Columbia’s Anti-Racism Speaker Series will host Dr. Jolaade Kalinowski, an Assistant Professor at UCONN, in a lecture titled “Stress Interventions as an Act of Resistance: Black Women’s Health.” She is an alumna of Columbia University’s Teachers College and currently works as a behavioral cardiovascular researcher. The event will be held virtually on Thursday at 10 am. 

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