ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE
The government announced the end of coronavirus emergency state in Japan.
- On 25 May, the government announced to lift the emergency declaration in the prefectures of Hokkaido, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa, which has further led to the end of emergency declaration in Japan. Citizens are advised to adapt to the ‘’new lifestyle’’ including to avoid the ‘’three Cs’’ such as closed spaces, crowded places and close contact in their daily routines.
- A phased road map, with plans to reopen the economy in three-week phases, was released. It is planned to fully restart the economy in Japan as early as August of 2020. The facilities, including museums, karaoke bars, gyms, will be reopened in phases. The entry restrictions to Japan might be relaxed at the end of June.
- On 27 May, the government announced the supplementary budget worth nearly US$ 300 billion to recover the economy in Japan. The budget will used as subsidies for smaller businesses, cash handouts for medical workers, and other finance rescue programmes.
- The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) continues it’s efforts in providing the latest food supply status in Japan.