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

People attend a ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sept. 24, 2022, to mark the completion of a roster listing over 120,000 Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during World War II after being considered "enemy aliens" in the United States. The year 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of an Executive Order by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February 1942, two months after Japan's Pearl Harbor attack, which authorized the U.S. military to evict residents in specific areas. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Sept. 17~23

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Useful resources for foreign residents and visitors in Japan

  • Health ministry call center 
    COVID-19: 0120-565-653 (toll free)
    COVID-19 Vaccines: 0120-761-770 (toll free)
    -Interpreters available for English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; for Thai 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; for Vietnamese 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

  • Health ministry's COVID-19 Vaccine Navigation website

  • 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)