According to the news, the current Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Kan, said that in view of the current progress of the novel coronavirus pneumonia vaccine in Japan and the fact that the number of new infections per day in Japan is decreasing to an acceptable standard, the emergency declaration for 19 prefectures, including Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido, as well as the key measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in eight areas, including Ishikawa, Fukushima and Miyazaki, will be stopped on September 30.
In the afternoon of September 27, Prime Minister Kan confirmed the guidelines after a meeting with officials, and held another meeting with infectious disease scientists yesterday (September 28).
|Implementation Period of Emergency Declaration||Implementation Area of the emergency declaration|
|From May 23,2021 to September 30,2021||Okinawa|
|From July 12,2021 to September 30,2021||Tokyo|
|From August 2,2021 to September 30,2021||Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka|
|From August 20,2021 to September 30,2021||Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Fukuoka|
|From August 27,2021 to September 30,2021||Hokkaido, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Hiroshima|
|Implementation Period of Key Measures to Prevent the Spread||Implementation Area of Key Measures to Prevent the Spread|
|From August 2,2021 to September 30,2021||Ishikawa|
|From August 8,2021 to September 30,2021||Fukushima, Kumamoto|
|From August 20,2021 to September 30,2021||Kagawa, Kagoshima|
|From August 27,2021 to September 30,2021||Miyazaki|
|From September 13,2021 to September 30,2021||Miyagi, Okayama|
However, even if the emergency declaration and other measures are lifted, restaurants in the corresponding areas that have been certified by the government as having an infection policy can only operate until 9 p.m. Other restaurants can only operate until 8 p.m. Alcohol is no longer prohibited from being served.
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When can I go to Japan for study or travel?
The Japanese government has not yet issued any notice on this. However, Japan has already announced a measure to shorten the period of isolation from 14 days to 10 days for foreigners who have “a certificate of vaccination for the new crown vaccine issued by a country or region established by Japan and considered to be valid.
Is this a sign that Japan will gradually open its doors?
However, we can only wait until the concrete news comes out.
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