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

People leave Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba, near Tokyo, on Sept. 19, 2021, after a Supersonic large music festival that was held despite the city's calls for postponement or scaling down amid the continued spread of the coronavirus. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 10 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20

No major coronavirus news on Sunday, Sept. 19

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18

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Police officers in riot gear stand guard in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sept. 18, 2021, where a rally was held to defend supporters of former President Donald Trump who were arrested for storming the Capitol in January. (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"