Quick summary of the reissue of the state of emergency![Tokyo] [New Coronavirus (COVID-19)] [ Updated January 14th]


***  This article is written with the help of Google Translate… ***




(*This is a separate article from the summary article on January 7th!)





It is a summary of individual articles after a long absence!




The state of emergency has finally been reissued …

In the end, it was announced only to 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures.

“Does this really stop the spread of the infection?”

It was a poor content that seemed like that, but I would like to summarize it for a moment!


<Details of emergency declaration to 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures>


Period : January 8th to February 7th

Target : 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures

      (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba)


Contents :


【Prime Minister Suga’s “4-piece set”】


①”request” of 70% reduction in the number of employees going to work 

 (Achieved 70% of telework)


②Request to shorten business hours to entertainment facilities such as restaurants, movie theaters, and sports clubs

 (From 11:00 am to 8:00 pm)

 * Sake will be served until 7:00 pm

 * Delivery to home and takeout are OK

 * Increase cooperation fee → To 1.8 million yen per month

  (Calculation of 60,000 yen a day)


③Refrain from going out unnecessarily after 8 pm


④Limitation on the number of people in the event

 (Upper limit 5000 people or accommodation rate 50% or less)



【About school】


No school closure request from nursery school to university

 *For universities, they plan to request effective combination with online classes.

 *Restricted club activities with high risk of infection



【Economic measures】


⑥Employment adjustment subsidy continues to be up to 15,000 yen per day


⑦Continue emergency small-lot loan of 1.4 million yen to companies without funds

 * There is a usage record of 500 billion yen


⑧Continued interest-free and unsecured loans of up to 40 million yen


* “The unemployment rate in Japan is 2.9%, which is the lowest level in the world.”

 (Prime Minister Suga is proud of this)





⑨ “The number of infected people is suppressed in areas where requests for shortening business hours are made early.”

 ”Currently, the center of infection is 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures.”


⑩Amendments to the Special Measures Law should be made to be enforceable, such as penalties, as soon as possible.


Vaccination is targeted for late February


A subsidy of 4.5 million yen will be added per bed to hospitals that have increased the number of beds compatible with COVID-19.

 (* Total 20 million yen / bed)


⑬Half of the infected are young people in their 30s or younger. Even if you don’t get seriously ill, the infection will spread from there, so I would like to ask you to take action to protect your precious person’s life.


⑭Suga “I want to do something in a month rather than discussing the extension now.”


⑮The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are “decision to realize a safe and secure competition”


Osaka and Aichi are not yet in a state of emergency.




By the way, regarding the request for shortening the business hours, it seems that the request for shortening is also made to the places listed below apart from the state of emergency. ↓


<Additional list of requests for shortening business hours>


▽ Entertainment facilities excluding stores that have received a restaurant business license under the Food Sanitation Law.

▽ Theaters, viewing halls, movie theaters.

▽ Meeting place, public hall, exhibition hall.

▽ Stores over 1000㎡ that run a sales business.

▽ The part used for meetings at hotels and inns.

▽ Sports facilities, amusement parks.

▽ Museums, art galleries, libraries.


* Note 1 / It’s just a “call”!

* Note 2 / S0 there is no cooperation fee!

      ↑ “What?” Isn’t it? ..


(*緊急事態宣言 対象地域に講じる措置は – NHK)



The reason why the list of ↑ is also targeted is that it is stated as follows in a treatise submitted to the British scientific journal “Nature”.


■Places most relevant to the spread of infection■

①Full-service restaurant

②Sports gym




Restaurants and hotels seem to be completely NG …


(*Conversely, convenience stores, gas stations, and pharmacies have the least association with the spread of infection.)




With additional information


Mr. Omi

“It’s difficult to achieve in a month, but if everyone works hard, it’s possible to go to stage 3.”



Nishimura Minister for Economic Revitalization

“The guideline for canceling the state of emergency in Tokyo is 500 infected people a day.”



・”Go To Eat”, “Go To Shopping Street”,”Go To (Travel) Campaign”

 The suspension deadline is extended from January 11th to February 7th



・Even though a state of emergency has been issued, 11 countries with preferential business traffic (exemption from quarantine, etc.) will continue for the time being, saying that the impact will be limited.



(Added on January 14)


For 11 countries with preferential business traffic (exemption from quarantine, etc.), it has been decided to completely restrict foreigners from entering Japan from January 14th until the cancellation of the state of emergency.

(* It seems that foreigners who have “special circumstances” such as funerals and childbirth of relatives will continue to be allowed to enter the country.)


However, it seems that the following two will continue to be recognized, so I can’t say how effective they are.

・Return of Japanese

・Re-entry of foreigners with a status of residence


And the border measures have been strengthened a little and changed as follows.

・Pledges such as 14 days of isolation at home or accommodation when entering Japan, no use of public transportation for 14 days, storage of location information, etc.

・ In case of violation, name will be announced, status of residence will be canceled, and deportation will be considered.

・In case of violation, it may be kept in the accommodation facility prepared by the quarantine station.


It may be a good way to monitor location information for 14 days only.

(If the system can be operated properly …)



That’s all for the current breaking news …



The guideline for canceling the declaration is 500 people…, which is still too many, right ?!

They are paralyzed …


The last release of the state of emergency (May 25th) was reluctant even with double digits (10 people) …



And it seems that there is no compensation for those who are “already unemployed” or who have “decreased income” in terms of economic measures. ..



No school closure,



It seems that the fine for a restaurant violation is about several hundred thousand yen.

And another penalty is the publication of violated restaurant…


On the contrary, everyone may go to drink along the list of penalty restaurants… It’s such terrible situation like that…




Isn’t the government looking at the situation in Europe?

Europe has failed with such loose measures and is currently strengthening lockdowns …




It was such information of emergency declaration recurrence order …



Oh, I have one more information!


By the way…


Regarding the delivery service that you’re worried about …

Yamato Transport, Sagawa Express, and Japan Post will handle the delivery as usual!

Thank you courier!!!



(Added on January 15))

In 11 areas where the state of emergency is being issued, the reception hours of Yamato Transport’s sales offices will be shortened to 8:00 pm! (Until the declaration is canceled)

(* Limited to stores that were open until later)




The government said at a press conference that “schools do not request school closures!”, but…

 in order to reduce contact between students, it is said that the number of students who go to school in a day will be reduced to two-thirds!


※* Tokyo is planning to request the last train to be advanced, but there is no noticeable movement yet …




Anyway, it doesn’t matter if those stops the spread of the infection!!








(Added on January 14)


As you probably already know, it has been decided that not only 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama) but also Kansai and Tokai will include a state of emergency!

Initially, only the Kansai 3 areas (Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo) were planned to be added, but the Tokai 2 areas (Gifu, Aichi), the Kanto 1 area (Tochigi), and Fukuoka are now included!


(Source: NHK * Partially changed)



The contents are the same as in 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, and are as follows.

・Until February 7th

・Request to shorten restaurant business hours until 8:00 pm

・70% reduction in the number of employees attending work by teleworking

・Refrain from going out unnecessarily after 8:00 pm

・Limited number of people for the event


However, since the 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures where the state of emergency has already been declared are in such a situation (many people, especially young people, are not refraining from acting), it is unclear how meaningful it is …!



I think the Diet will start discussing penalties around next week, so I’m looking forward to it …



* By the way, I was wondering “Why did Fukuoka suddenly become a target?”

The government seems to have no intention of adding other areas to the state of emergency after the addition of the area for the state of emergency on January 13. And since this is the last time, it seems that Fukuoka was also added.

(* Since it is the intention of the government as of January 13, there is a possibility that other prefectures will be added in the future.)


Governor Ogawa of Fukuoka

“The country is thinking of containing the spread of the infection in a short period of time, and is not thinking of further designation, and was told that “This is the last ship.”

“I have not requested a state of emergency.”




And the information on shortening the last train of trains in the Kanto region has also been updated!


The change in operating hours on all routes seems to be from Wednesday, January 20th, so it looks like follows!


Operating company Route Last train advance time Remarks
Toei Subway ▽ Asakusa Line ▽ Mita Line ▽ Shinjuku Line ▽ Oedo Line 9-23 minutes  
▽ Nippori-Toneri Liner 8-9 minutes  
Toden Arakawa Line No advance  
JR East ▽ 11 lines
(Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku / Negishi Line, Chuo Line, Sobu Line, Tokaido Line, Saikyo / Kawagoe Line, Keiyo Line, Yokosuka Line, Joban Line, Musashino Line)
10 to 30 minutes * Specific time → JR East
Seibu Railway ▽ Seibu Ikebukuro Line, Seibu Yurakucho Line, Seibu Shinjuku Line 10 to 20 minutes (Down only)
Keio Electric Railway ▽ Keio Line, Inokashira Line 10 to 30 minutes  
Odakyu Electric Railway ▽ Odakyu Line Stopping operation after 24:00  
Tokyo metro ▽ All routes 10 to 20 minutes  
Keisei Electric Railway ▽ Keisei Oshiage Line 14 minutes  
Tokyu Corporation All lines except Kodomonokuni 3 to 28 minutes  
Keihin Electric Express Railway ▽ Keikyu Main Line, Kurihama Line, Zushi Line 10 to 30 minutes (Weekdays only)
Sagami Railway ▽Full line 12-18 minutes  



For me, who only uses the last train in an emergency, so last train is my “last hope” to return to my “loved house” (lol), so I’m honestly relieved that the time wasn’t too short … Howeve, on the contrary, I’m a little worried about whether these 10 or 20 minutes are effective…?







Please be careful when you go out!











* “COVID-19 Trend Calendar in Tokyo” as of January 7 ↓



Changes in New Coronavirus Infection in Tokyo


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Total
116 87 209 122 269 242 294 1339
189 157 293 317 393 374 352 2075
255 180 298 493 534 522 539 2821
391 314 186 401 481 570 561 2904
418 311
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Total
372 500 533 449 584 3167
327 299 352 572 602 595 621 3368
480 305 460 678 821 664 736 4145
556 392 563 748 888 884 949 4980
708 481 856 944 1337
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Total
783 814 5923
816 816 1278 1591 2447


 *Unit: person (number of infected people on that day)


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