Topics for March 28th & 29th


Have you heard of the service "Tokyo Amesh", which provides real-time information on rainfall in the Tokyo area?  This useful service allows you to easily check the information on computers and smartphones. While "Tokyo Amesh" was previously available in Japanese and English, it now provides rainfall information in Chinese and Korean, to further support foreign residents and tourists coming to Tokyo toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The URL for Tokyo Amesh official site is 【】To select a language, click the "Language" button on the homepage appearing on your computer or smartphone, and switch the language from the dropdown menu. Please make use of "Tokyo Amesh" to check rainfall information and for outdoor occasions.




The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has set up a call center to answer questions from the public regarding novel coronavirus infections in English, Chinese and Korean. If you have any health-related concerns including how can you prevent the infection and what to do when concerning symptoms develop, please contact the Tokyo Metropolitan Telephone Consultation at  0570-550571. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Also, the most important way to prevent the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections is hand-washing. Make sure to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly using soap, especially after going out or when you are coughing, and before touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. To protect those around you and to prevent the spread infection, please practice proper coughing and sneezing etiquette. A demonstration video on how to wash your hands properly to prevent infection is also provided on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website.

Earlier this week, a large number of patients with novel coronavirus infections were reported in Tokyo. The situation is considered to be a "critical phase for a possible infection explosion”. Please refrain from going out over the weekend unless it is urgent or necessary.



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。