Topics for July 25th & 26th


First, we have an announcement on the non-smoking policy in Tokyo Metropolitan parks. 

While Tokyo Metropolitan parks have adopted the separation of smoking areas, there has been an increasing demand to make the parks non-smoking, following the implementation of the passive smoking prevention ordinance in April this year. 

Accordingly, starting Saturday, August 1st, all paid-entry areas of the parks will be non-smoking. 

Applicable parks are Hamarikyu Gardens, Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens, Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Rikugien Gardens, Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens, Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens, Kiyosumi Gardens, Kyu-Furukawa Gardens and Tonogayato Gardens. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.






The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has raised its COVID-19 alert to the highest level. 

The number of confirmed cases is on the rise, and infections are spreading in different areas and among all age groups. 

We now need to be more cautious than ever. 

During the holiday weekend, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is asking people to take extra care with preventive measures to avoid infection, and to refrain from going out as much as possible. 

Young people in particular may be carriers of the virus while showing only mild symptoms, or none at all. 

This means they can spread the virus without knowing it. The Tokyo authorities urge them to act with care. 

Older people and people with underlying health conditions are especially at risk from more severe cases of COVID-19, and should take extra precautions. 

Don’t get infected, and don’t infect others. Taking the proper actions will help to keep COVID-19 from spreading further. Thank you for your cooperation.









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。