Topics for May 30th & 31st


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has released the "Roadmap to Overcoming COVID-19". This roadmap presents initiatives and procedures to establish a new way of life, while controlling the spread of infection and protecting socio-economic activities. In response to the lifting of the state of emergency, the government will be taking steps based on this roadmap to ease restrictions on public outings and lift suspension of operation requests.

In [Step 1], museums, art galleries and libraries will be allowed to reopen with restricted admissions. Restaurants will also be allowed to extend their business hours until 10 p.m.

In [Step 2], theaters and other facilities that do not have a history of cluster outbreaks and do not create situations with the three Cs (closed spaces, crowded places and close contact with people) may reopen with restricted admission and seat separation. Tutoring schools, movie theaters, meeting rooms, commercial facilities, gyms and sports facilities will also be permitted to reopen.

In [Step 3], all facilities, except those with a history of cluster outbreaks or considered high-risk, will be allowed to reopen with restricted admission. Restaurants will also be able to stay open until midnight. 

To reduce the risk of new outbreaks, the government will safely lift the restrictions in stages. However, if there is the slightest sign of a resurgence in novel coronavirus infections, a "Tokyo Alert" warning will be issued. We ask for your continued cooperation in taking infection prevention measures.













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。