Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Japan and beyond: 

Gold medalist Kevin Mather of the United States attends the awarding ceremony for the men's archery individual recurve at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sept. 3, 2021, at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field in Tokyo, with a target sheet attached on his wheelchair. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4

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Japan's vaccination minister Taro Kono (R), who doubles as administrative and regulatory reform minister, speaks in Tokyo on Sept. 3, 2021, after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced his decision not to seek re-election as president of the Liberal Democratic Party. (Kyodo) ==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 10 p.m. (including weekends and holidays)
    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"