• Kyodo, bloomberg


Far fewer people were seen out and about Saturday after official stay-at-home requests in major cities grew in response to another spike in coronavirus infections.

For the second weekend in a row, many refrained from going out after the National Governors’ Association called on residents Thursday to avoid leaving home unless necessary. Store and restaurant closures proliferated as well, with Starbucks and Tully’s coffee shops, Matsumotokiyoshi drug stores, Big Echo karaoke parlors and Isetan department stores adding their names to the list.

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