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For more details, please refer to the following links. What safety measures are in place? Japan's nationwide tally also hit a new high of 2,363, according to public broadcaster NHK. Rumours from sources close to the Japanese government are that such a roadmap may include a trial period which could begin in April 2021 , however there has been no official announcement of a roadmap yet. And the best way to do that is to vaccinate some people in all countries rather than all people in some countries," he said. "The number of coronavirus cases is rising so we are considering what steps will be needed with the view that infections could reach 1,000 cases a day," Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said. The figures for Japan for example, are currently only available up until April 2020. Recent positive signs from the government show that a roadmap is being put in place for the return of international tourism to the country. For details, please check the following pages. The state of emergency encouraged "non-essential" businesses to shutter their doors, companies to promote more "tele-working", and sports and other live entertainment events to be cancelled. However there has been large concern when case numbers have risen, particularly back in April just before the government's emergency declaration, and more recently in July as numbers have risen slightly in Tokyo. There has also been criticism of the government regarding low testing numbers, a shortage of available hospital beds, and the timing and effectiveness of the declaration of the state of emergency. LONDON AFP : British pharma giant AstraZeneca said trials of its coronavirus vaccine pioneered with Oxford University had shown "encouraging" responses among elderly, as well as younger participants. Drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it was not yet ready to release data from the late-stage trial of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate it is developing with Germany's BioNTech SE. Oxford and AstraZeneca have been trialing their potential vaccine for months in various countries around the world. December 05, 2020• 1 Visa exemption measures agreed with Japan and the following countries and regions Asia Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Laos. To try and mitigate some of the issues with counting confirmed COVID19 deaths, analysts have been trying to compare what is termed ''. Japan's was put into place early last week. This is seen as particularly important in Japan's densely-populated cities. What's the latest Coronavirus Covid-19 news on Japan? The move is expected to impact some 76,000 employees. " When announcing the policy reversal on Saturday, Suga also said the government would ask prefectural governors to consider stopping the issuance of "Go To Eat" discount coupons aimed at encouraging dining out at restaurants. - Japan Times 21 Nov 2020 All foreign tourists are barred from entering the country. Countries may also record deaths differently and at different times. Mutual business trips have resumed between Japan and other Asian countries including China and Singapore since early November, with visa holders exempt from a 14-day quarantine. Nationwide, more than 9,000 people in Japan are confirmed to have the virus, reported. The website is available in English, Chinese, and Korean. Japan announced Monday that the games would take place next July. You can opt-out at any time via a link on our emails. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said in a statement that it had formed a screening team to review the vaccine candidate, with an application for formal approval expected in 90 days under its rapid approval programme for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. 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Mie October 9 - October 11, 2020 Cancelled Mie Japanese only August 17, 2020 Cancelled Mie Japanese only October 19, 2019 - May 6, 2020 Cancelled Kyoto July 1 - July 31, 2020 Almost cancelled Osaka Japanese only September 8 - October 13, 2020 Cancelled Osaka August 22, 2020 Cancelled Osaka Japanese only July 24 - July 25, 2020 Cancelled Hyogo Japanese only September 19 - November 3, 2020 September 18 - October 31, 2021 Hyogo November 15, 2020 Cancelled Hyogo Japanese only October 14 - October 15, 2020 Cancelled Wakayama Japanese only July 14, 2020 Almost cancelled Wakayama July 25, 2020 - Cancelled Tottori Japanese only August 3 - August 4, 2020 Cancelled Shimane Japanese only September 12, 2020 Cancelled Okayama November 8, 2020 Cancelled Hiroshima Japanese only September 11 - November 15, 2020 Cancelled Tokushima Japanese only August 12 - August 15, 2020 Cancelled Kochi Japanese only August 9 - August 12, 2020 Cancelled Fukuoka Japanese only August 13, 2020 Cancelled Fukuoka Japanese only July 1 - July 15, 2020 Cancelled Fukuoka Japanese only July 18 - July 19, 2020 Cancelled Fukuoka Japanese only September 5 - September 6, 2020 Cancelled Saga October 31 - November 4, 2020 Cancelled Kagoshima July 17 - August 2, 2020 January 5, 2021 - January 12, 2021. Health minister Norihisa Tamura has called for local authorities to help strengthen regional medical systems by as the number of severely ill patients in the country surges. In a piece titled "Japan's coronavirus response is flawed - but it works", Kitasato University visiting professor Andy Crump details how Japan's intense focus on clusters has helped the country defy the grim forecasts. The data monitoring board is scheduled to make its first assessment of the vaccine's performance after 32 participants in the trial become infected with the novel coronavirus. For further information about hospitals and insurance, please visit the links below. A security guard and pedestrians stand at a closed cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo's Ueno Park on March 28. Japan Visitor Hotline Japan National Tourism Organization JNTO operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Pfizer hopes to be the first U. Some medical experts argue that Japan's strategy of limiting testing to the most urgent cases and focusing on isolating clusters has been effective. Japan reported 2,168 new daily cases of infection on Sunday, a day after marking a record high for the fourth day in a row, bringing its cumulative total to 133,731 cases. Reflecting this regional variance in case numbers, prefectures with low numbers of cases began to reopen from as early as 14th May Kyodo News , with Tokyo and its surrounding areas being the final prefectures to see the coronavirus emergency declaration lifted around two weeks later. Statistics require context to make sense. The city's highest alert level on a scale of four indicates that "infections are spreading" compared with the previous, second-highest level of "infections are starting to spread". Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies including COVID-19. But there was no update on what everyone was waiting for: news on when Pfizer could get its first efficacy results from the trial. Mori demanded to know if NHK had asked everyone in those companies their opinions. Insurance The following two companies offer insurance that foreign visitors can apply after arriving in Japan. Respondents were split on the government's efforts to support domestic tourism as part of its stimulus measures, with 50. At the opposite end of this speculative spectrum is an interview that appeared in the. People wearing face masks walk in Tokyo's Shibuya area on Nov. December 05, 2020• How does Japan compare to other countries? The government is considering introducing measures to compensate those who cancel pre-booked trips to areas subject to the suspension, according to the officials. Japan 'On The Brink' But Government Resists Declaring Coronavirus State Of Emergency : Coronavirus Updates Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. Temporary Closure of Attractions in Japan In order to contain the spread of infections, some festivals and events have been canceled or postponed. Prof Crump concludes that "It is impossible to predict what will happen now. The governor said a third supplementary budget for fiscal 2020 with an additional 1. Precautionary measures taken by railway and airline companies Railway and airline companies listed below implement various measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tokyo's governor has urged residents to avoid non-essential outings and asked businesses serving alcohol to shut early, although there is no enforcement mechanism for these recommendations. As this list only includes major ones, we also recommend you to visit relevant official websites. "It's not true that the government is planning on declaring a state of emergency from April 1," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters, refuting rumors. But authorities stopped short of announcing a state of emergency or any drastic steps to restrict the movement of people, mindful of the economic impact. 14, 2020, amid a surge in coronavirus cases across Japan. Japan has seen a comparatively small Covid-19 outbreak overall, with around 2,100 deaths and 150,000 cases, and has not imposed the strict lockdowns seen elsewhere. The country has secured Covid-19 vaccines for 60 million people from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, and for a further 25 million people from biotech firm Moderna. This refers to the number of deaths above what we would have expected to see under 'normal' conditions. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures on April 7. A recent report from Japanese only that analysed countries' ability to control infections while maintaining economic activity ranked Japan 9th among 49 countries. It is important to first point out that comparisons between countries is extremely difficult to do so accurately, as different countries have different amounts of testing, define COVID19 positive cases and deaths differently and release data at different times. Koike advised people to abstain from all nightlife activities including going out to bars, clubs, karaoke joints and live music venues, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It should also avoid discrepancies such as not counting deaths in homes rather than hospitals, untested individuals, inaccurate death reporting systems and increased or fewer deaths from other causes due to the pandemic. In other parts of the country it has been a completely different story. Travel App Download "Japan Official Travel App" for travel use. Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. People have generally been very diligent with regards to personal hygiene - Japanese culture places a great emphasis on cleanliness anyway - and adhering to the government's requests. Some business travel is allowed from select countries. Earlier on Friday, Abe told reporters that he and his office would cooperate with the probe, but declined to comment further because the investigation was under way. The bill, which says the government will cover all vaccine costs for Japan's 126 million residents, was approved by the upper house of parliament, having cleared the powerful lower house. Many of our staff, suppliers and friends call Japan home and have been living through the initial outbreak, emergency declaration and return to a more normal life. Americans currently travelling abroad should return to the United States or prepare to stay abroad indefinitely. December 05, 2020• Novavax said it also expects interim data from an ongoing late-stage UK trial of its coronavirus vaccine in the first quarter of next year. Analysts like using it because it should give us a greater indication of the total death toll rather than the confirmed deaths due to COVID19. drugmaker to unveil successful data from a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial, ahead of rival Moderna Inc. Even during the state of emergency, there were no restrictions on visiting shrines and temples and these places remained open for people to enjoy. Tokyo is in its final, third stage of re-opening society, with the following guidelines: - all facilities with no cluster histories will be allowed to reopen - food establishments will be encouraged to operate until midnight - public events will be limited to 5,000 people The Tokyo government has also increased testing capacity and will focus more on the capacity of the medical system to handle patients. Unfortunately, the data here is less easy to come by - few countries have statistical agencies that can or will accurately report the number of people that have died in a given month, week or even day-to-day. Yuriko Koike has announced that residents in the capital age 65 and over as well as those with pre-existing conditions should promotion campaign. The support rate for Suga's Liberal Democratic Party stood at 44. What's open in Japan now? BERLIN: The head of the World Health Organization WHO on Sunday called for global solidarity in the rollout of any future coronavirus vaccine, as the number of cases soared across the world. Tokyo has seen by far the highest numbers, over 12,000 confirmed cases on 1st August , and has experienced some of the strictest rules under the longest emergency declaration. With inbound tourism on hold these have been much emptier than usual. regulators shortly after it has enough safety data in late November. "I'd like to urge him to clearly change direction. State of emergency The state of emergency was lifted for all of Japan on May 25th, 2020. 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Japanese advertising and PR company Dentetsu recently released the results from awhich measured how respondents' lives changed at different points between April and May during which the nationwide state of emergency was introduced. It has also confirmed it will receive 120 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine. The media, they say, has been too complacent about the coming third wave. "It is encouraging to see immunogenicity responses were similar between older and younger adults, the spokesman added. December 05, 2020• Updates with new nationwide cases, Tokyo governor comment By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO, Nov 19 Reuters - Tokyo raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level on Thursday as its daily tally of new infections rose to a record 534 and its governor called for maximum caution as the year-end party season approaches. And what's the general attitude towards coronavirus and the government's handling of it? One doctor explains that, in theory, the number of deaths should be higher than they are now, but that previous measures to check the spread of COVID-19 has led to a reduction in seasonal flu infections. What's the general attitude among Japanese people? 9 to discuss nationwide increases in infections this winter. Hokkaido Japanese only August 14 - August 15, 2020 Cancelled Hokkaido Japanese only October 11, 2020 October 7 - October 13, 2020 It will be held online. 4 percent the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and 4. The bill's passage comes two weeks after Japan's prime minister said the country was on "maximum alert" over the virus, and as medics warn hospitals are on the brink of collapse. The team is reviewing the vaccine's non-clinical test data, the ministry said. "We ask that people engage in quiet, masked, dining. Medical experts and opposition party lawmakers have criticized Suga's government for putting priority on reviving the economy rather than preventing the further spread of the virus. Tokyo Japanese only Mid August, 2020 Postponed to 2021 Tokyo Japanese only August 14 - August 16, 2020 Cancelled Tokyo December 7 - December 12, 2020 November 16 - November 27, 2020 It will be held online. These re-openings have taken place with a number of measures to protect against further spread of coronavirus, including: - Hand sanitizer at almost every building entrance, from supermarkets to offices - Gyms and some shops have followed medical clinics in checking the temperature of anyone entering in Japanese - Many restaurants, cafes and bars aim to keep patrons socially distanced, by spacing out tables and limiting the number of people. Shrines have remained open throughout the pandemic• After a worrying rise in cases at the end of March and beginning of April, the government initially announced the state of emergency for seven prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka on 7th April, and later expanded this to the entire country on 16th April. Foreign nationals who have stayed in any of the areas listed in the following table within 14 days prior to the application for landing. The emergency order is in effect until May 6. With over 1500 earthquakes a year, along with the threats of tsunamis, flooding, mudslides and typhoons, Japanese people are no strangers to adverse challenges. The first plans to open the country to tourists, potentially in April 2021, have not been expanded on by the government so far, however there have been successful test events for the Olympics and Paralympics in 2021. As we discuss in the commentary section, Japan has differed from other countries by focussing testing on clusters rather than making it more widely available. Coronavirus COVID-19 advisory information Last updated: December 5, 2020 NHK WORLD-JAPAN has set up a page providing the information about COVID-19. December 05, 2020• December 05, 2020• The high percentage was slightly lower than the 72. Tokyo: Japan will give free coronavirus vaccines to all of its residents under a bill passed Wednesday, as the nation battles record numbers of daily cases. An AstraZeneca spokesman said the initial results "further build the body of evidence for the safety and immunogenicity" of its experimental vaccine. Country comparison: Daily new cases per million This first graph really puts into perspective the spike in the above daily cases in Japan graph on this graph it is the second 'spike' in burgandy. December 05, 2020• This has not best pleased many Japanese citizens many of whom feel the government has not been taking responsibility for the fight against coronavirus. We need to bear in mind here that these are confirmed cases only, and actual cases are likely to be higher — this is due to limited testing. Table of Contents Measures by the Government of Japan 1. December 05, 2020• While blanket news coverage of coronavirus and Japan from Western media often points out numbers and statistics, there is very little information on what life is like on the ground and how people have been affected. Those include meeting in small numbers, setting a time limit of about one hour and speaking quietly, she said. Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim and Kaori Kaneko, additional reporting by Tim Kelly and Chris Gallagher Editing by Robert Birsel and Giles Elgood. The media shares in this short-sightedness. The Japanese government has been taking a decentralized approach and leaving much of the decision-making up to regional governors. 3 percent the Japan Innovation Party. She said the number of cases would rise further due to an increase in testing and stressed the need to prevent a rise in the number of patients with serious illness. December 05, 2020• Confirmed cases, deaths, active cases and numbers tested are still all very low in Japan compared with hotspots such as Europe, the United States and Brazil. What's happened so far in Japan? The government continues to advise people to: - Wash hands regularly - Socially distance 2m from other people - Wear facemasks in public - Avoid the 3 C's mitsu no mitsu in Japanese of closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings wherever possible. The death toll now stands at 2,001. December 05, 2020• Shukan Shincho focuses on the death rate. Appearing Sunday on public broadcaster NHK, Tokushima Gov. Others argue that the country's conservative use of testing has concealed the scale of the problem. 7 percent who said in response to the same question in the October survey that the premier has more explaining to do on the issue. While many wedding venues closed, an interesting cultural point is that there has been no need to delay getting married as all official marriages in Japan are just a formal signing of papers at City Hall. "I decided to put all prefectures under the state of emergency to curb infections in respective areas and especially to keep the movement of people to a minimum heading into the Golden Week holidays," Abe said at a meeting of a government task force on the coronavirus response,. Iwate prefecture in the north-east of Japan had zero confirmed cases until 29th July and as of 1st August only had only 3 confirmed cases. December 05, 2020• The first of four efficacy analyses is scheduled to be conducted when the trial achieves 32 cases. That was one day after Abe agreed to the postponement of the Summer Olympics. We have the latest news and travel updates on Japan, including the Japanese government's plans to re-open the country. As cross-prefectural travel is now again permitted, many areas are trying to find a balance between reigniting their local tourism industries and maintaining their low infection rates. News NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation is the only public broadcaster in Japan. With countries around the world feeling huge economic ramifications from the spread of coronavirus, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported that Japan has seen a significant rebound in the stock market, along with Taiwan in '. Healthcare investor Brad Loncar said it was difficult to draw a positive or negative conclusion from the fact that the trial has not yet had its first interim analysis. For a more in-depth look at what it's like to eat out, travel around and visit museums and attractions, see our page on What is travelling to Japan like now? Toshiba will close all its factories and offices in the country from April 20 through at least May 6, according to. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike held a press conference yesterday March 30 urging Tokyo citizens to continue to stay home as much as possible. An found that there was no significant rise in deaths in Australia when taking into account population increases. In a video address at the opening of the three-day World Health Summit in Berlin, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the only way to recover from the pandemic was together and by making sure poorer countries had fair access to a vaccine. Numerous theories have been provided so far, from the more reasonable - residents' access to universal healthcare , early and effective communication for the public to avoid closed, crowded spaces with close-contact the three C's , and cultural norms of mask-wearing - to the more far-fetched, for example that Japanese is spoken more delicately than other languages and therefore speakers emit fewer spit particles! December 05, 2020• With the low number of deaths and hospital occupancy and ICU in Japan now well within capacity, the head of the WHO stated on Monday 25th May that the Japanese response to the outbreak has to date been a success. The article implies that most media have given the false impression that COVID-19 is untreatable. He said fellow members of a panel of experts advising the government on the outbreak agreed. Daily tallies are recorded between 00:00 and 24:00 every day. 0 percent, while the disapproval rate fell 2. Everyday Life How has all this affected people's lives in Japan? 3 percent think the relationship will get worse and 19. With Boris Johnson's controversial "Stay Alert" slogan in the UK and a decentralized state by state approach in the US, how countries move beyond the first phase of the fight against Covid-19 has certainly been a hot topic and Japan is no exception to that. Shimura's comedy and rockabilly group, the Drifters, opened for the Beatles in Japan in 1966. " Scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, which has killed over 1. Aomori Japanese only August 2 - August 7, 2020 Cancelled Iwate August 1 - August 4, 2020 Cancelled Miyagi Japanese only September 12 - September 13, 2020 Cancelled It will be held online. Would like a little expert assistance? The potential vaccine, one of 10 around the world in the most advanced phase III of trials, showed "strong immune responses" in all adult groups during the previous stage, according to an update from Oxford. Pfizer said in a presentation that the independent monitor which will determine whether or not the trial has been successful has not conducted any interim efficacy analyses yet. They also found that in general younger people reported greater feelings of uneasiness due to the pandemic, and that the thing people most wanted to do after the pandemic was over was to travel around Japan - and we wholeheartedly agree with them! It expects this could help assess safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in a shorter time period. This will be effective from Thursday March 26 to the end of April. Novavax expects data from UK trial of coronavirus vaccine in first-quarter 2021 Also on Tuesday, Novavax Inc said it expects interim data from a late-stage UK trial of its coronavirus vaccine in the first quarter of next year. Therefore, I want to ask all of the people of Tokyo for your further cooperation. Japan is an anomaly in how they handled the initial outbreak. 0 percent of respondents are worried about the recent virus spread. Asked if Suga should retract his decision to turn down the panel nominees, 48. Aside from health reasons, people also regularly wear masks as a defence against dust and pollen, to cover up blemishes or the fact they are not wearing make-up, and even to make the wearer's face appear smaller! "We will be able to get the economy moving only after preventing infections," Edano said, in reference to Suga's policy of striking a balance between revitalizing the economy and curbing the spread of the virus. The most comprehensive articles we have seen on this are to be found on and much earlier during the pandemic in the. They found that the psychological impact of the coronavirus increased with time, but also that by the end of the state of emergency respondents were starting to see positive aspects of their 'new normal'. " This bodes well for tourism and the Japanese economy at large. Among the ways the virus spreads is by droplets from the mouth. Also, new drugs have been introduced to treat specific symptoms successfully. Most of the 47 prefectures in Japan have confirmed a fraction of the cases in Tokyo. Suga said the government would shoulder the cost of providing coronavirus vaccines, but did not give a specific timing for when the vaccination programme would begin. With fewer than 2,000 confirmed cases and 54 deaths, Japan has so far managed to avoid the explosion of numbers that China and South Korea have seen. said it has enrolled more than 42,000 patients in its Covid-19 vaccine trial, and more importantly, almost 36,000 have received their second dose as of October 26, the company said in its earnings statement Tuesday. 2 percent said bilateral ties would not change under an administration of president-elect Joe Biden, who is set to take office in January. SEOUL: South Korea's food and drug ministry said on Tuesday it had begun a preliminary review of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC for potential fast-track approval. However, with different prefectures having experienced very different levels of the virus, it is understandable that the easing of many restrictions should be handled at a local level. We have the latest news and travel updates on Japan, including the Japanese government's plans to re-open the country. 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