‘Escape from Tokyo’ hot topic in Japan as state of emergency looms

‘Escape from Tokyo’ hot topic in Japan as state of emergency looms

TOKYO: With just hours left on Tuesday (Apr 7) before Japan imposes a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the coronavirus, the idea of leaving the capital, or “Escape from Tokyo,” swirled on social media. Though Japan’s outbreak remains small compared with some overseas, alarm over the steady rise of […]
Japan to declare state of emergency for about a month: PM Abe

Japan to declare state of emergency for about a month: PM Abe

TOKYO: Japan is to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday (Apr 7) in a bid to stop the coronavirus, the prime minister said, with the government preparing a stimulus package to soften the economic blow. More than 3,500...
Japan to declare state of emergency for about a month: PM Abe

Japan prepares for state of emergency over virus

TOKYO: Japan’s government began preparing on Monday (Apr 6) for the declaration of a state of emergency over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as infections spike in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to meet late Monday...