Signs remind patrons to practice social distancing at a food court in Aeon shopping mall in Chiba. | REUTERS
Signs remind patrons to practice social distancing at a food court in Aeon shopping mall in Chiba. | REUTERS

In line with the Japanese government’s decision to lift the state of emergency nationwide, Tokyo has outlined a road map for the relaxation of measures designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is a summary of the facilities that will be allowed to open in line with the overall status of COVID-19 cases in the megapolis.

Step 1

(Facilities that can open from May 26)

Museums Zoos Gyms and indoor sports facilities (without spectators)
Libraries Botanical gardens
Schools (limited days) Universities (staggered classes)

Step 2

(Facilities that can open late May)

Driving schools Cultural venues Beauty salons
Cram schools Event venues at hotels and inns Observatories
English-language schools Used book stores Gyms
Theaters DVD and video rental stores Shops selling non-essential goods in department stores
Movie theaters Public baths DIY stores
Rented meeting spaces Saunas Shopping complexes

Step 3

(Facilities that can open in June or later)

Karaoke Pachinko parlors Bars
Internet cafes Gaming arcades
Mahjong parlors Amusement parks

Still under consideration

Night clubs Live music venues Host/hostess bars
Businesses that offer sexual services

 

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