Anxiety over coronavirus in 2020 spurs unprecedented societal change in Japan. Will it last?

In other words, they feared that people would eventually stop taking them seriously. October 14 Nationwide 551 new confirmed cases are reported, with 177 in Tokyo. The risk is not that high. Since new daily COVID-19 case numbers peaked at 1,605 in early August, infections have dropped to less than half that in recent weeks. We can only hope the new year brings change of a different kind. 75rem;background-color: fff;border-radius:0. In Ms. The base has six active cases. ad-slot--im:not. vjs-playing. svg. ad-slot--crossword-banner. This is the first time for Osaka to report more than 150 cases since August 21. 375rem 0 0 3. 3125rem;margin-bottom:1. 8em;width:. "After the [in 2011], the government initially refused to admit the reactor meltdowns," said Barbara Holthus, a sociologist with the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo. 8125rem;right:1. It took more than nine months, and two waves of the novel coronavirus, for the number of infections reported in the nation to reach 100,000. 7, which is higher than 200 for the first time since August 29. The relatively low total is affected by reduced testing during the final weekend of the Obon holiday season. October 10 There are 681 new cases nationwide, including 249 in Tokyo and a record 100 in Saitama. svg. new-header--slim. 5625rem 0. 0625rem! ad-slot--inline,. The government sources also said the criteria for determining whether symptoms had improved, based on body temperature and other data, lacked clarity. One has been quarantined since Dec. ad-slot--right,. 32, 1 ;transition:transform 0. The number of severe cases rises 10 to a new high of 472. svg. News NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation is the only public broadcaster in Japan. menu-group--editions,. svg. important;padding:0! svg. 3s ease-in-out, -webkit-transform. Daily tallies are recorded between 00:00 and 24:00 every day. Katayama, wearing a face shield along with her comfy maxi skirt and tennis shoes, was clearly multitasking more than normal. 8125rem;max-width:23. 6875rem;padding-top:0. Drugmaker Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co. new-header--open. new-header--slim. On Dec. Experts say cluster infections are occurring more broadly across different parts of society — from office buildings and restaurants to homes and apartment buildings — and deeper within specific communities. linkslist. RIKEN His computer model of riders on Tokyo's congested Yamanote train line see the animation illustrated how air flow stagnates on packed trains with closed windows, in contrast to free-flowing air on carriages with few passengers and open windows. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter. 5em;box-sizing:border-box;min-height:2. This third wave of infections resembles an outbreak of an altogether different nature. August 15 Tokyo reports 385 new cases, bringing its overall total to 17,454. 4375rem;font-family:"Guardian Egyptian Web",Georgia,serif;font-weight:normal;font-weight:500;padding:0. Other U. December 11 There are 2,798 new cases reported in Japan. 25rem;outline:none;padding:0. 25rem;margin-right:1. October 20 There are 483 new cases across the country, with 139 in Tokyo. Okinawa reports a record 159 new cases. December 3 There are 2,518 new cases across the country, and the number of severe cases rises by 9 to 497. 8125rem;line-height:1. August 21 The nationwide daily total of 1,034 new cases includes 258 in Tokyo, 166 in Osaka, and 87 in Fukuoka. Despite its voluntary nature, the declaration of a state emergency appeared effective in getting a majority of the population to refrain from using public transportation and stay indoors until the order was lifted on May 25. It will lift its request for residents to refrain from trips outside the metropolis on the same day. The tourist hot spot of Kyoto was largely devoid of visitors after international flights were canceled in response to COVID-19. svg. 15 to 16, but for the groups that do get to partake, this will surely be an interesting memory as we hopefully begin to next year. Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 26 miles southwest of central Tokyo, had one new case on Friday, someone who tested positive during contact tracing, according to a Facebook post. 25rem;border-bottom:0. 4s cubic-bezier 0. Hundreds of troops, police and officials also began a massive tracing effort to help track down virus carriers at 150 free testing centers being set up gradually around the capital — on top of more than 210 existing sites. vjs-play-control,. preload-msg. November 1 Of the 614 new cases nationwide, Osaka reports 123, rising above Tokyo, which has 116. has-no-flex. August 22 The nationwide daily total of 982 new cases includes 256 in Tokyo. ad-slot--container-inline. A street near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo is deserted during the state of emergency in May. The number of severe cases rises 4 to a record high of 592. has-no-flex. u-cf:after,. 32, 1 ;transition:transform 0. But in rooms with dry, stale air, Tsubokura said his research showed that people coughing, sneezing, and even talking and singing, emit tiny particles that defy gravity — able to hang in the air for many hours or even days, and travel the length of a room. For details, please check. There are 142 in Tokyo, continuing the slowly declining overall trend. ad-slot--container-inline. The second person was already quarantined as a close contact of a previously identified case. Stage 4 The public must prepare for an explosive spike in infections. new-header--slim. August 12 The nationwide daily total of 972 new cases includes 222 in Tokyo, 184 in Osaka, 86 in Aichi, and 77 in Fukuoka. paid-content. svg. paid-content. vjs-playing. 625rem;top:0. content--pillar-news. See other free reports. More than 500 people, on average, were infected every day the past week in the city of 13. 23, 1, 0. ad-slot--fluid,. new-header--open. December 14 Japan reports 1,678 new cases; due to reduced weekend testing, there are relatively lower numbers on Mondays. Saga Prefecture, Japan Right now is hardly the time to book extravagant travel plans, but where possible, companies and individuals are trying to figure out safe ways to pass the time as the continues to spread. 0625rem 0. 2s cubic-bezier 0. content--pillar-sport. September 11 There are 644 new cases nationwide, including 187 in Tokyo, 120 in Osaka, and a record high for Miyagi of 15. ad-slot--im :not. veggie-burger. 23, 1, 0. Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in Susukino are requested to shorten opening hours to close at 10:00 at night. September 16 Japan reports 548 new cases. ad-slot--gc :not. Experts consider six indicators when determining the level of alert. 6875rem! i-pause-icon--arts,. Slow return to normal In view of this success, Abe last week refrained from declaring a national state of emergency. 375rem;width:1. There are 563 new cases in Tokyo, which brings its average daily total over the past 7-day period to more than 630. September 19 Of the 601 new cases across the country, 218 are in Tokyo and 81 in Osaka. One of the issues raised in the assessment report is the way the tests were performed. new-header--open. svg. Tsubokura, who also serves as the lead researcher for government institute RIKEN, has run studying how to guard against airborne transmission inside subways, offices, schools, hospitals, and other public spaces. 0625rem solid currentColor;border-left:transparent;border-top:transparent;display:inline-block;height:0. At Yokosuka, 35 miles south of central Tokyo, base commander Capt. 75rem 0. Tokyo reports 317, bringing its overall number of cases to 33,377 —its first daily total of more than 300 since August 20. svg. Niigata August 21 - August 23, 2020 Cancelled Niigata August 2 - August 3, 2020 Cancelled Niigata Japanese only August 9 - August 11, 2020 Cancelled Ishikawa October 25, 2020 Cancelled Yamanashi Jampanese only August 7, 2020 Cancelled Yamanashi Japanese only August 26 - August 27, 2020 Cancelled Nagano Japanese only October 4, 2020 Cancelled Gifu October 9 - October 10, 2020 Cancelled Shizuoka Japanese only April 18 - December 13, 2020 August 5, 2020 - January 23, 2021 Shizuoka October 31 - November 3, 2020 Cancelled Shizuoka Japanese only July 2 - July 5, 2020 Cancelled Aichi Japanese only July 16 - July 19, 2020 Cancelled Aichi October 17 - October 18, 2020 Cancelled Aichi July 5 - July 19, 2020 July 19 - August 2, 2020 in Tokyo Aichi Japanese only July 17 - July 19, 2020 Almost canceled Aichi July 25 - July 26, 2020 Cancelled Aichi August 1 - August 2, 2020 Cancelled It will be held online. The Diamond Princess at Yokohama Port near Tokyo on Feb 13. 2020 changed life as we know it. js-off. 0625rem solid 506991;border-bottom:0;position:absolute;bottom:0;left:0;right:0;height:2. ad-slot--crossword-banner. It is now two weeks since the daily total last topped 1,000 cases. 75rem;min-height:17. preload-msg. Yokosuka Naval Base, homeport of the 7th Fleet, said 29 people had tested positive for the virus since Tuesday, bringing the number of patients under observation there to 65, according to a base news release. September 22 A total of 330 new cases are reported nationwide, with 88 in Tokyo. Most are spread only through direct contact with infected persons or their bodily fluids, or contaminated surfaces. August 23 The nationwide daily total of 745 new cases includes 212 in Tokyo. 25rem;width:38. About 550 people have died as a result of the coronavirus, according to metro data. One person was already isolated after recently arriving from Japan. important;width:0! new-header--open. vjs-playing. vjs-playing. Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies including COVID-19. svg. 625rem;line-height:0. 75rem;width:0. content--pillar-sport. The panel warned that a month of inactivity would take three months to recover from, and urged schools to take a go-slow approach to gym class. The daily nationwide total has now remained below 1,000 for one month. svg. has-page-skin. 0625rem 0. has-flex. vjs-paused. 125rem;line-height:2. October 1 The nationwide number of daily new cases reaches 640, with 235 in Tokyo. important;margin:-0. 875rem;border:0. "We are trying to avoid creating large crowds. But ironically, the shrine is now considering removing the novel system for the New Year season over fears it may attract curious visitors and create crowds. ad-slot--liveblog-inline. svg. ad-slot--gc :not. has-page-skin. Personenbezogene Daten, die ggf. Japan's Riken research institute, working with Kobe University, argues that even large classes can be held safely —. ad-slot--inline,. vjs-play-control,. Kanagawa reports a record high 136 new cases. December 12 Japan reports 3,041 new cases, exceeding 3,000 for the first time in one day. l-header. August 2 The nationwide daily total of 1,332 new cases includes 292 in Tokyo, 194 in Osaka, and 160 in Aichi. has-page-skin. October 13 There are 501 new cases across the country, with 166 in Tokyo. ad-slot--gallery-inline,. 53, returning to a prepandemic level. ad-slot--gc :not. loading. ad-slot--mobile-sticky. vjs-control-text:before,. Some medical experts have opposed the use of Avigan, also known as favipiravir, in treating patients with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. He suggests keeping windows open at all times to mitigate risks when trains fill up. NHK WORLD-JAPAN is NHK's international service, which delivers the latest information about Japan through TV, radio and the Internet. ad-slot--right,. svg. Tokyo has 51, which is its highest total since the lifting of the state of emergency in May. The number of severe cases across the country reaches a new high of 345, raising concerns over the strain on medical services. Lower totals reflect reduced testing on weekends and holidays. vjs-play-control,. social-icon:active,. Masks have been rationed, and people stand patiently in line waiting for shops to open. important;background-position-x:2. ad-slot--inline,. important;height:2. svg. Visitors drive through the tent filled with fruit, pick their bundle and a couple other pop-up shops await them on the other side. 5rem! "First graders like to get up close to each other, so social distancing is a challenge," she said. 375rem solid transparent;border-bottom:0. 2s cubic-bezier 0. Stage 2 Infections are gradually increasing in tandem with a growing burden on the medical system. August 24 The nationwide daily total of 493 new cases includes 95 in Tokyo and 60 in Osaka. A ban remains prohibiting large public events. Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. Sasebo Naval Base, on the southern island of Kyushu, discovered 10 new coronavirus patients over the past two days during medical screenings, according to a base Facebook post Wednesday. 4s cubic-bezier 0. svg. Please support our journalism. forces are stationed, had 36 new coronavirus patients on Wednesday, a prefectural health official told Stars and Stripes. ad-slot--right. vjs-play-control,. HANDOUT After a lull, new infections — primarily among younger residents in Tokyo — have resurged recently, topping 200 for four straight days, before falling back down to 119 on Monday. "Hanami, the flower show, is the most important event of the year for us Japanese," said an employee at Ueno Park in Tokyo. Still the WHO has refused to confirm aerosols as a major source of new coronavirus infections, saying more evidence is needed. 23, 1, 0. 75rem 1. 0625rem! inline-arrow-right,. And theme parks such as Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, museums, and galleries have been temporarily closed. However, the figure was reduced somewhat by the lower level of weekend testing. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga , even as the latest surge of coronavirus cases sent cumulative infections in Japan to over 200,000 and health experts warned that the medical system is becoming strained. 0625rem! This appears to have been influenced in part by decreased weekend testing; operations were further reduced in the west of the country due to the approach of Typhoon Haishen.。

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