On May 25, the Japanese government lifted the state of emergency covering Greater Tokyo and Hokkaido. The ease in restrictions is a relief for many of us who are getting restless self-isolating at home. But even as Tokyo begins to reopen, it’s important to keep practising social distancing and personal hygience – and adhere to the city’s current safety precautions. Here’s how to stay safe when going out in the coming weeks.
Please note, Tokyo is going through a transitional period where circumstances are shifting frequently. A lot of things are subject to change, but we aim to keep you updated with the coronavirus situation here in Tokyo through these live updates.