Here are the most recent updates from Japan and also past on the coronavirus outbreak:

Windows are taped at a Daimaru outlet store in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, on Sept. 6, 2020, to prepare for the anticipated effective winds as a result of the coming close to Typhoon Haishen. (Kyodo) 

As of 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6 (Japan time)


Japan and also past: Week in Photos – August 29~September 4

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A mom and also her child keep an eye out of a home window at a makeshift sanctuary in Kagoshima, southwestern Japan, on Sept. 6, 2020, as effective Typhoon Haishen comes close to southwestern and also southerly Japan prefectures. (Kyodo)


Useful sources for international citizens and also site visitors in Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)” multilingual hotline
    – Available in Simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Khmer, and also Burmese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays other than legal holidays. 
    0120-296-004 (toll cost-free)

  • AMDA Medical Information Center’s “Multilingual Consultation Service
    – Available in Simple Japanese and also English, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Also readily available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and also Vietnamese on marked weekdays. Check routine below.
    03-6233-9266 
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s COVID-19 details
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/flow/
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and also Japanese, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    0570-550571
    – 
    Available using fax for those with hearing problems
    03-5388-1396
  • Japan National Tourism Organization’s “Guide for when you are feeling ill”
    Multilingual clinic/hospital search readily available in English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
    https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html
  • JNTO’s “Japan Visitor Hotline
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and also Japanese 24 hrs a day
    050-3816-2787 
    +81-50-3816-2787
    (from abroad)
    http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/content/001328767.pdf
  • Japan’s health and wellness ministry hotline
    – Available in Japanese just, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    0120-565653
  • World Health Organization’s “Q&A on coronaviruses
    https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses