The spread of COVID-19 in Japan is serious. New Year’s greetings are cancelled.
The spread of COVID-19 in Japan is serious, with more than 140,000 confirmed cases. According to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency today (27th), the Japanese Miyachi Agency announced today that in view of the spread of the epidemic, it has decided not to hold next year’s New Year’s general pilgrimage.
The New Year’s greetings are usually held on January 2 in previous years. The emperor and the empress and other members of the royal family will receive the blessings of the people on the balcony of the palace.
The birthday of the emperor, originally scheduled for February this year, was also cancelled due to the epidemic.
In addition, Japan requires restaurants to shorten their business hours to four prefectures, including Aichi Prefecture, Hokkaido and Osaka Prefecture in addition to Tokyo.