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    Monday March 21, 2022
  • Japan Ends COVID-19 Quasi-State of Emergency For All Prefectures Today

    The country is looking to raise entry caps to 10,000 people per day

    After two full months, the Japanese government will be lifting the quasi-State of Emergency restrictions as cases and hospitalizations fall today. While the current 6th COVID-19 wave in Japan is still high compared to previous waves, cases are dropping dramatically across the island nation, giving the government confidence to let current restrictions lapse today. More after the jump.

  • Friday March 4, 2022
  • Japan Extends Quasi-State of Emergency Again for 18 Prefectures As Flight Restrictions Ease

    The 13 other prefectures will see Quasi-State of Emergency eased

    The Japanese government confirmed today that the quasi-State of Emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will continue in 18 prefectures past the March 6 deadline until March 21, including the metropolitan Tokyo and Osaka areas. This comes as Japan relaxes its border restrictions for non-tourists, and announces more easing of border restrictions. More after the jump.

  • Wednesday March 9, 2022
  • Japan Extends Quasi-State of Emergency For 13 Prefectures Until Early March

    Kochi to be included in the new extension

    The NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, is reporting that the Japanese government will be extending the current quasi-State of Emergency for 13 prefectures until March 6 to combat the continually increasing COVID-19 spread, including Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. Kochi prefecture will also be added to the group starting February 12. More after the jump.

  • Wednesday January 19, 2022
  • 13 Japanese Prefectures Go Into Quasi-State of Emergency to Curb Record COVID-19 Omicron Surge

    Tokyo, Aichi, and surrounding prefectures to start on January 21

    Just like many places around the world, Japan is currently in its own outbreak of the omicron variant of COVID-19. To curb the already record-breaking spread of the newest strain of the coronavirus, the government announced today that 13 more prefectures, including the Greater Tokyo Area, will be going into a quasi-State of Emergency starting January 21. Details after the jump.

  • Tuesday January 11, 2022
  • Tokyo Re-Starts COVID-19 Measures as Japan Confirms No New Entries Into the Country Until February

    Okinawa, Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi are currently under a quasi-state of emergency

    As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads around the world, it's now Japan’s turn to deal with the virus both domestically and at its borders with Tokyo announcing today that it is re-upping some measures against the virus, and Japan confirming that its borders will remain closed to new entrants. All the details after the jump.

  • Saturday October 23, 2021
  • Greater Tokyo, Greater Osaka Regions to Lift COVID Restrictions on Restaurants on Monday

    Events and certain entertainment facilities to remain under light guidelines

    With new COVID-19 cases dropping down to just 26 in Tokyo, 51 in Osaka, and the pressures on the medical system easing, the governments of the greater Tokyo and Osaka Metropolitan have confirmed that they will be easing some COVID-19 restriction requests on all facets of Japanese life. All the details after the jump.

  • Thursday September 30, 2021
  • Japan Lifts COVID-19 State of Emergency in All Regions For 1st Time in 6 Months

    Cases dropped dramatically after the Summer school holidays and vaccines

    For the first time in six months, no areas of Japan are under a State of Emergency to combat COVID-19 with restrictions easing overnight. Though some restrictions still apply, for the first time in two years, with vaccination rates becoming some of the best in the world and cases dramatically easing, the end of the road seems close to those in Japan. Learn more after the jump.

  • Thursday September 9, 2021
  • Japan’s 4th State of Emergency Extended Again Until End of September

    The new scheduled end date is September 30

    Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight to the Japanese public that the current State of Emergency to combat COVID-19 has been extended again in 19 of the prefectures currently under the highest level of measures until September 30, with two being lowered to the “quasi-State of Emergency” stage from September 13. More details after the jump.

  • Tuesday August 17, 2021
  • Japan Extends 4th State of Emergency Until Mid-September

    More regions to added to the highest level as record cases are seen across the nation

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight that the current State of Emergency, the fourth to be enacted to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, will be extended until at least September 12 in all the declared regions. Read more about the situation after the jump.

  • Friday July 30, 2021
  • Japan Expands COVID-19 State of Emergency to More Areas as Tokyo Olympics Head Into 2nd Week

    Japan for 2nd day in a row again breaks record for number of new cases

    As the Olympics continue in the heart of Tokyo, new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the metropolitan region and outlying areas. Today saw a record number of cases throughout Japan as a whole, with new case records being beaten in the Greater Tokyo region as the Delta strain takes hold. To counteract this, the current State of Emergency will expand on August 2 in Japan. More details after the jump.

  • Thursday July 8, 2021
  • Tokyo Goes Into 4th State of Emergency Until August 22 With Olympics 2 Weeks Away [UPDATED]

    Olympics to be held without spectators in Tokyo and surrounding areas

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight that Tokyo will go into another State of Emergency as cases of COVID-19 rise in the nation's capital. This will be the 4th State of Emergency since March 2020. During this period of time, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will be held in the prefecture and surrounding areas, which will remain in a quasi-State of Emergency. Details after the jump.

  • 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

  • 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.

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