KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Naoki Takiguchi

12 May 2020

GOJ extended the state of emergency to the end of May. As the Golden Week (Japanese national holidays in early May) ended, discussions on exit strategy has become active in the politcs. GOJ is likely to remove the state of emergency off from 34 prefectures. The infected cases has fallen to 100 or less in the past days. GOJ's criteria for lifting the state of emergency are: (1) Situations of infected cases in each prefecture (2) Situations of prefectural medical system (3) Function of monitoring system. Nikkei poll found 55% of the respondents were not in favor of GOJ's measures to Covid-19, 11 percentage points down from the previous one.

Naoki Takiguchi

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