Fewer People Visiting Shonan Beaches

Fewer people visiting Shonan beaches

Significantly fewer people than last weekend were seen in the coastal Shonan Area of Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, on Saturday.

Despite calls to stay home, roads and beaches were packed with visitors including surfers last Sunday. The crowds prompted the prefectural government and the City of Fujisawa to repeatedly urge people not to visit.

More People Dying Without Virus Treatment

More people dying without virus treatment

Two Tokyo men in their 80's, who were told by doctors to stay at home despite having developed fevers, were posthumously found to have contracted coronavirus.

One of them died on April 17th after he was found squatting on a street in Katsushika Ward and rushed to hospital.

Tokyo Governor Urges People To Cut Shopping Trips

Tokyo governor urges people to cut shopping trips

The Tokyo governor has urged residents to go shopping less frequently to reduce the chances of coronavirus infections at supermarkets and shopping arcades.

Governor Koike Yuriko made the appeal at an emergency news conference on Thursday.

11 People Posthumously Test Positive

11 people posthumously test positive

Japanese police say 11 people who died over the past month have posthumously tested positive for the coronavirus.

The development is raising concerns the true number of cases could be higher than what is being reported.

Amid Outbreak People Offered Illicit Jobs

Amid outbreak people offered illicit jobs

A growing number of people who have lost, or will likely lose their jobs amid the coronavirus outbreak in Japan, have received offers to perform illegal work through social media.

The labor ministry says 1,473 people had lost their jobs, or faced the prospect of losing their jobs, for the roughly two months through April 6. The ministry cites deteriorating corporate performance as one of the reasons.

Abe Urges People To Avoid Travel During Holidays

Abe urges people to avoid travel during holidays

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has repeated his call for people to avoid travel during the upcoming holidays, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from urban to rural areas.

Abe was speaking at a news conference on Friday, one day after a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak was expanded nationwide. The declaration had covered Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures.

Ministry: Virus Victims Include Younger People

Ministry: Virus victims include younger people

Japan's health ministry says those who died or got seriously ill from the coronavirus were largely elderly but also included younger people.

The ministry released a breakdown of cases in Japan by age group, including deaths and seriously ill patients.

Fewer People On Streets Of Japan's Major Cities

Fewer people on streets of Japan's major cities

Fewer people were seen on the streets of Japan's major cities than normal on Sunday after authorities asked residents to stay home to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

In Tokyo's Shinjuku district, major department stores and clothing shops shut their doors. Notices of temporary closure were put out at karaoke parlors.

Tokyo Governor Urges People To Stay Home

Tokyo governor urges people to stay home

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has called on residents to refrain from non-essential, non-urgent outings, following the confirmation of 118 new cases of coronavirus infections in the prefecture.

In a comment released on Saturday, Koike added that there is sufficient capacity to treat patients this weekend, and that those with mild or no symptoms will be moved to hotels in accordance with the health ministry's instructions, as she had announced on Friday.

Less People Around Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station

Less people around Tokyo's Ikebukuro station

Saturday morning around Tokyo's Ikebukuro station was quieter than usual as people appeared to be following a request to stay home. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government continues to urge against nonessential weekend outings as a way of containing the coronavirus.

Department stores stand shuttered behind posters advising of temporary closures. The district's major electronics stores have also shortened their opening hours.

Tokyo Gov. Urges People Not To Go To Night Spots

Tokyo gov. urges people not to go to night spots

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko is urging people not to spend time in bars and other spots operating during the nighttime hours, in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

She was speaking at a news conference on Monday evening, following a recent spike in the number of the coronavirus infections in the capital.

Tokyo Govt. Urges People To Stay Home At Night

Tokyo govt. urges people to stay home at night

Japan has so far been spared from the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic. But health authorities are afraid that may now be changing.

Tokyo is emerging as the epicenter of the outbreak in the country. The Metropolitan Government is calling on people to stay at home after sunset, to help curb the spread.

Less People Around Tokyo's Shibuya Station

Less people around Tokyo's Shibuya station

A request by Tokyo's governor that people stay home this weekend amid the coronavirus outbreak had shown some results on Saturday morning. Observers reported seeing fewer people than usual around the major rail hub of Shibuya.

A few people were sitting on the benches near the Hachiko dog statue, a popular meeting spot.

Radwimps Release New Song For People Battling Coronavirus

RADWIMPS release new song for people battling coronavirus

RADWIMPS have released a new song titled "Light The Light" for people battling the new coronavirus. 

RADWIMPS were supposed to kick off their nationwide tour 'KONNICHIWA NIPPON TOUR 2020,' but due to the pandemic, it was postponed. On the song, Noda Yojiro (Vo, G), "Our song 'Light The Light', which was written for people battling the coronavirus, will begin streaming on various platforms at 12:00 am. Tomorrow was supposed to be the first day of our tour, the first day at Kyocera Dome. It's frustrating. I will never forget this frustration."