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    Thursday June 17, 2021
  • Tokyo, Osaka to Come Out of State of Emergency as Cases Rise and Olympics Loom

    Restrictions to remain in the 7 prefectures after the State of Emergency

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed tonight that the central government would not be extending the current State of Emergency in 7 of the 8 prefectures currently under the highest tier of COVID restrictions. This confirmation comes just 5 weeks out from the scheduled start of the Tokyo Olympics and as cases rise in the capital. Read on for more information

  • Tuesday June 1, 2021
  • 22/7 Idol Group Resume Activities After Majority of Members Return Negative COVID-19 Tests

    Moe Suzuhana and Ruri Umino to remain under observation

    The official website for idol group 22/7 released a statement yesterday updating fans on the situation of the group after two members tested positive for the coronavirus. In the update, it was revealed that the six members who were under observation have once again tested negative to a PCR test and that they have resumed activities. Dance past the jump for more details!

  • Monday May 31, 2021
  • Major Cinema Chains in Tokyo, Osaka to Re-Open Under Revised State of Emergency Guidelines

    The State of Emergency was extended, but prefectural governments are allowing theaters to open

    Although the third State of Emergency to combat the coronavirus was extended until at least June 20 in ten prefectures in Japan, the prefectural governments of Tokyo and Osaka are allowing theaters to re-open under revised guidelines. Reel in all the details after the jump!

  • Friday May 28, 2021
  • Japan’s 3rd State of Emergency Extended to June 20 for Tokyo, Osaka

    Nine prefectures to continue the measures to curb COVID-19 until a month before Tokyo Olympics

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight that the current State of Emergency to stop the spread of the coronavirus will continue until at least June 20 in 9 prefectures. This State of Emergency started on April 25 in four prefectures and has since been expanded and extended once before to include ten more. More details after the jump.

  • Thursday May 27, 2021
  • Mitaka City to Begin Donation Drive to Support the Ghibli Museum

    The Tokyo-based city will be using the Hometown Tax system to solicit donations

    During the 2nd general meeting of the Mitaka City council of Reiwa 3 (2021), the city announced its plan to help the struggling Ghibli Musuem during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as raise funds for the musuem to aid in reconstruction and repairs. Mitaka City is looking to raise 10 million yen (US$91,652) to help out the musuem. Learn more after the jump!

  • Friday May 21, 2021
  • Two Members of Idol Group 22/7 Confirm Positive COVID-19 Tests

    All the other members tested negative, but 6 are close contacts

    The official website for idol group 22/7 released a statement yesterday revealing that two real-life members of the group had tested positive for COVID-19 with Moe Suzuhana on May 17 and Ruri Umino on May 20. Both members are in stable conditions, but the six other members who tested negative under strict observation for the next 14 days. More details after the jump,

  • Thursday May 13, 2021
  • Revue Starlight The Movie's Opening Night Pushed Back 2 Weeks Due to COVID-19

    Revue Starlight The Movie is now scheduled for June 4

    The official Twitter account for the Revue Starlight anime franchise announced today that the brand new anime film, just titled Revue Starlight The Movie, will have its premiere date pushed back by two weeks due to the extended State of Emergency to combat the coronavirus. More details are after the jump.

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