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

Players of the Brazilian women's sitting volleyball team keep their masks on for protection against the coronavirus during a preliminary-round match against Japan on Aug. 29, 2021, at Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba near Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

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Hiroshi Moriyama (L), parliamentary affairs chief of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, receives a statement of protest from opposition lawmakers, led by his Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan counterpart Jun Azumi (2nd from L), in Tokyo on Sept. 2, 2021, against the LDP's refusal to convene an extraordinary parliamentary session despite their calls to deliberate COVID-19 countermeasures. (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"