Topics for January 30th & 31st


The Arts Council Tokyo offers a variety of programs for people who are not familiar with Japan’s traditional culture and performing arts, as well as for people from overseas. 

As part of this effort, the Arts Council Tokyo has created a video production of one of the most popular Noh plays, “Funa Benkei," with English subtitles, and is being released online under the title "Online Noh: Funa Benkei - Legendary Hero, Riding the Wave from Tokyo to the World.” 

This production was filmed from the audience seats and on the stage close to the performers, offering a unique and dynamic theater experience. 

The film will be available for free of charge until March 31st. 

Please enjoy the video on the event page of the Arts Council Tokyo Traditional Culture Project website or the Arts Council Tokyo official YouTube channel.


その一環として、最も人気のある能演目の一つ「船弁慶」を英語字幕付きの映像作品にした「オンライン能『船弁慶』 -伝説の英雄、日本文化の波動を東京から世界へ-」を、オンライン配信しています。





The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is implementing emergency measures based on the Act on Special Measures for Pandemic Influenza and New Infections Diseases Preparedness and Response. 

The entire Tokyo Metropolitan area is now under a state of emergency until Sunday, February 7th. 

In order to stop the spread of infection during this period, it is necessary to reduce the movement of people. 

Residents of Tokyo are asked to refrain from non-essential outings, day or night. 

In addition, please take basic measures against infectious diseases, such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and avoiding the "Three Cs": closed, poorly ventilated spaces, crowded places and close contact with others.







Lastly, the Governor of Tokyo releases weekly reports in English on the latest COVID-19 impact and efforts in Tokyo. 

Please be updated with the "The COVID-19 - Monitoring Report" streamed every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official YouTube channel.




For the full text of today’s announcements, check the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website. The address is

今日の放送内容については、英語版「東京都ホームページ」をご覧ください。アドレスは です。