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Here are the latest updates from Japan and elsewhere on the coronavirus outbreak:

A Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay event is taking place at Sanga Stadium in Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture on May 26, 2021, as the torch relay on public roads was canceled in Western Japan Prefecture due to of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

From 1 p.m., Sunday May 30

From 11 p.m., Saturday May 29


Japan and Beyond: The Week in Photos – May 22-28


Made with flourish

Made with flourish


Elementary school students in Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan, take part in a nationwide school success test on May 27, 2021. The test was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic . (Pool photo) (Kyodo) == Kyodo

Useful Resources for Foreign Residents and Visitors to Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government ” Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS) »Multilingual hotline
    – Available in simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Khmer and Burmese, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except holidays.
    0120-296-004 (toll free)
    https://www.seikatubunka.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/chiiki_tabunka/tabunka/tabunkasuishin/0000001452.html

  • AMDA Medical Information Center ” Multilingual consultation service »
    – Available in plain Japanese and English, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese on designated weekdays. Check the schedule here.
    03-6233-9266
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government COVID-19 Information
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Hotline
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/contacts
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (including weekends and holidays)
    0570-550571
    Available by fax for the hearing impaired
    03-5388-1396
  • The “Guide to the National Tourism Organization of Japan” when you are feeling sick
    Multilingual search for clinics / hospitals available in English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
    https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html
  • JNTO « Hotline for visitors to Japan«
    https://www.japan.travel/en/plan/hotline/
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    050-3816-2787
    +81-50-3816-2787
    (from abroad)
  • The hotline of the Japanese Ministry of Health
    – Available in Japanese only, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    0120-565653
  • World Health Organization ” Coronavirus Q & As«
    https://www.who.int/news-room/qa-detail/qa-coronaviruses

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