Japan’s 3rd COVID-19 State of Emergency Lifted
As of today, June 20th, the State of Emergency in Tokyo, as well as for 8 other prefectures, has been lifted. However, there are still some regulations in place to try to keep people from going out and gathering in excess. It is important to note that thus far after each of Japan’s State of Emergency had ended that cases spiked afterwards (hence needing yet another State of Emergency), so precautions should be taken. Also at this time only the elderly have received vaccinations, only about 5% of the population, so Japan has a ways to go before people can come here to enjoy the amazing culture as before, but hopefully this is the start on the right track to recovery.