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Coronavirus pandemic latest: Sept. 2, 2021

Written by on September 2, 2021

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Japan and beyond: 

A staff member disinfects the venue of goalball at the Tokyo Paralympics on Aug. 29, 2021, at Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

As of 11 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1

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Digitalization minister Takuya Hirai (R) poses for a photo during the launch ceremony of Japan’s Digital Agency in Tokyo on Sept. 1, 2021, alongside Hitotsubashi University honorary professor Yoko Ishikura, who assumed the top bureaucrat post of digital supervisor at the new agency which aims to accelerate digitalization of local and central government services. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Useful resources for foreign residents and 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 Burmese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except national holidays. 
    0120-296-004 (toll free)

  • AMDA Medical Information Center’s “Multilingual Consultation Service
    – Available in Simple Japanese and English, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s COVID-19 info
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (including weekends and holidays)
    Available via fax for those with hearing impairments
  • Japan National Tourism Organization’s “Guide for when you are feeling ill”
    Multilingual clinic/hospital search available in English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
  • JNTO’s “Japan Visitor Hotline
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    (from overseas)
  • Japan’s health ministry hotline
    – Available in Japanese only, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • World Health Organization’s “Q&A on coronaviruses

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