The Quasi State of Emergency has been declared in Okinawa, Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gunma, Niigata, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Kagawa, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Hokkaido, Aomori, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Ishikawa, Nagano, Shizuoka, Shimane, Okayama, Fukuoka, Saga, Oita and Kagoshima prefectures. All prefectures in Japan have implemented measures to address the COVID-19 situation. Please inform yourself about these specific measures and make sure to follow the instructions of the local authorities. The Quasi State of Emergency will last until at least February 20 (For Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gunma, Niigata, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Kagawa, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Miyazaki prefectures, it will last until at least February 13).
All over Japan, safety measures may include: hand-washing and wearing a mask; respecting social distancing at all time; tele-working when applicable and rotating commuting shifts; avoiding public transportation at peak hours and avoiding to talk while on board; avoiding closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings; avoiding large-scale events.
The Embassy is operational and functions in full accordance with the guidelines of the Japanese authorities.