On May 25, 2020, the Japanese government announced that it is lifting the state of emergency for all of Japan.  Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Hokkaido had still been under a state of emergency.  The Japanese government will continue to monitor the state of COVID-19 in each prefecture every three weeks.

While the national government will announce general guidelines with respect to reopening the economy, each prefecture will establish its own plan for the reopening of businesses, schools and other establishments which were closed or restricted in use during the state of emergency.

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