Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko says the names of facilities to be closed down under a state of emergency declared by the prime minister will be announced on Friday.
Prime Minister Abe Shinzo declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan's government plans to have passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were in close contact with those infected by the new coronavirus stay in facilities it has prepared to monitor their health.
Health minister Katsunobu Kato made the announcement on Friday. The ministry had previously planned to have such passengers remain on the ship.
Japan's government has decided to expand the scope of its financial support for facilities damaged by Typhoon Hagibis, which swept through the country earlier this month.
The Cabinet Office said private schools, as well as public facilities such as community centers and libraries, have been added to the list of entities that can receive subsidies for repair work.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have denounced the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, and have agreed to cooperate to help ease tensions in the Middle East.
The agreement came during their meeting that lasted more than one hour in New York on Wednesday. Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined the meeting.
Japan's nuclear regulator has decided that it will order nuclear power plants to suspend operations if their new mandatory anti-terror facilities are not completed and have not passed inspections one week before the deadline.
The decision could lead to reactors in Japan that are currently online facing orders to shut down.
Prayer facilities have been set up in expressway service areas along popular routes to cater to Muslim visitors ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
In a first in Japan, prayer areas opened March 26 at the Hamanako service area and on the outbound side of the Ashigara service area along the Tomei Expressway in Shizuoka Prefecture. On March 27, a prayer facility was set up in the Suwako service area's outbound side on the Chuo Expressway in Nagano Prefecture.
Japan's health ministry has issued an urgent nationwide caution to facilities for the elderly calling for through measures to prevent influenza.
A succession of senior residents in such facilities have died this month due to mass influenza infections. Four residents at a special care home for the elderly in Akita Prefecture, northeastern Japan, and seven residents at a nursing home in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, have died of influenza.