Topics for August 1st & 2nd


First, we have information about an art exhibition. 

“The UKIYO-E 2020: Three great collections of ukiyo-e in Japan" is currently being held at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. 

Ukiyo-e is a unique form of Japanese art that was loved by a wide public in the Edo period. 

For the first time in history, this exhibition will unite the three great collections of ukiyo-e in Japan from the Ota Memorial Museum of Art, Japan Ukiyo-e Museum and Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation. 

About 450 carefully selected ukiyo-e prints by some 60 master ukiyo-e artists, including Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige, are being exhibited. 

Please enjoy the beautiful masterpieces of ukiyo-e. 

The exhibition period is through September 22nd. 

A date and time-specific reservation is required for this exhibition. 

To enter the museum, please purchase a ticket in advance through the special website. 

The English website is


今、東京都美術館では、「The UKIYO-E 2020 ~ 日本三大浮世絵コレクション」が開催されています。







英語の公式サイトのアドレスは、 です。


Next, we would like to ask everyone to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Currently, the number of confirmed cases in Tokyo 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. 

When dining out, please use restaurants that take infection prevention measures. 

Facilities that implement basic control measures have rainbow-mark stickers displayed. 

At restaurants, please avoid sharing seats with other groups, sit side-by-side instead of facing each other as much as possible, and keep a safe distance between yourself and others to reduce the risk of getting infected. 

We ask for your cooperation in preventing the spread of virus by taking action to ensure that you do not get infected or transmit the virus to others.








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。