Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:

People wearing face masks walk on a street lined with nightlife establishments in the Kabukicho district in Tokyo's Shinjuku on Sept. 10, 2020. The Tokyo metropolitan government plans to withdraw Sept. 15 its request for establishments serving alcohol as well as karaoke bars in the capital's 23 central wards to close by 10 p.m. to prevent coronavirus infection. (Kyodo)

As of 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11 (Japan time)

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10 (Japan time)

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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike meets the press in Tokyo on Sept. 10, 2020, saying Tokyo has lowered its coronavirus alert by one notch from the highest of four levels as the number of cases has been trending downward. (Kyodo)

Useful resources for foreign residents and visitors in Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's "Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)" multilingual hotline
    - Available in Simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Khmer, and Burmese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except national holidays. 
    0120-296-004 (toll free)

  • AMDA Medical Information Center's "Multilingual Consultation Service"
    - Available in Simple Japanese and English, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's COVID-19 info

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Available via fax for those with hearing impairments

  • Japan National Tourism Organization's "Guide for when you are feeling ill"
    - Multilingual clinic/hospital search available in English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese

  • JNTO's "Japan Visitor Hotline"
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    (from overseas)

  • Japan's health ministry hotline
    - Available in Japanese only, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • World Health Organization's "Q&A on coronaviruses"