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

People wearing face masks visit Inokashira Park in Tokyo on Sept. 22, 2020. Open air recreation spots in urban areas were crowded with visitors amid continuing worries over the novel coronavirus on the final day of Japan's four-day weekend. (Kyodo)

As of 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24 (Japan time)

As of 11 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 (Japan time)

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Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic watches a game against the San Diego Padres from the dugout on Sept. 22, 2020, in San Diego, California. (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"