state of emergency

Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire, make trains needlessly dangerous

Ridiculous problem could have been avoided simply by looking at a calendar.

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Tokyo goes dark as Governor asks for lights out in the city to help fight pandemic 【Pics, Videos】

Japan’s capital struggles to contain its fourth wave of infections, but are people heeding warnings to avoid street drinking after dark?

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Tokyo experiences drop in population for seventh consecutive month

The higher rates of coronavirus infection and continuing State of Emergency in the nation’s capital are said to be behind the exit of residents.

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Foreign Reuters journalist in Tokyo spreads mutant strain of coronavirus

People like this are giving foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Back to work, and back to packed commuter trains in coronavirus emergency state-Tokyo【Photos】

Timing of government’s extension of nationwide state of emergency could be contributing to worse commuting conditions.

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Man crosses Shibuya scramble crossing in inflatable ball

Well, that’s one way to social distance in Tokyo.
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Police with batons patrol Kabukicho, tell people to go home during coronavirus crisis【Video】

Imposing scene has some people now fearing the authorities. 

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Shibuya rats appear on streets as people stay home during coronavirus outbreak【Pics, Video】

When people stay away, the rats come out to play. 

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People in Japan queue for one last drink at Starbucks before 850 stores close

Coffeehouse chain shuts its doors to keep customers away but ends up attracting crowds instead.

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