I live in Japan. Before COVID, there were 3 times when people would wear a mask willingly. Allergy season, if the wearer is feeling sick (to not spread germs to others), and during flu season. Between flu and allergy season, a lot of people are wearing masks pretty often anyways. A lot of women think masks make their eyes look bigger / better. Black masks became popular in Korea from KPOP idols, and then became popular here in Japan before COVID. I don't think they are going away. It's not a political thing here, it's the polite thing to do to avoid spreading germs around and getting germs.
I don't see what's so difficult about this... wearing a mask is better than getting the flu, just objectively speaking. So keeping your germs to yourself and protecting yourself against getting massive whiffs of flu germs in the air ... the choice is simple, at least for me.
Funny, the only time I got the flu was when I traveled to Hawaii...
There are so many things wrong with your post. I am not even going to try. I think the best way to answer is to say that Americans have a fundamentally different view of life. We don't believe in living in fear and covering our faces. We will take some risks.
I am wearing a mask when outside of my house, but I am not going to do this forever. Your comments on women and k-pop are very odd and borderline sexist.