Travel Alert: Authorities Extend State of Emergency Measures Through May 31 in Japan

Japan Security Alert

Authorities have extended state of emergency measures in Tokyo and the prefectures of Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto through May 31; officials will also impose the controls in Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures May 12-31. Under the measures, officials are requesting several classes of nonessential businesses, including entertainment venues, to close during the period. Retails outlets have been asked to only sell essential goods. Authorities will restrict operational times and reduce the frequency of mass transit services. Under the controls, restaurants and bars will be banned from serving alcohol. Officials require restaurants to close by 20:00. Businesses violating the rules may face fines of up to JPY 300,000 (USD 2,763). Authorities are requesting residents in the designated areas to refrain from nonessential outings. Officials could extend the controls to additional areas in the coming days and weeks.

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