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This page shows material that was broadcast on Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “TOKYO City Information” radio program (Inter FM 89.7 MHz) every Saturday 09:56-09:59 a.m., (Rebroadcast) Sunday 09:56-09:59 a.m..

July 4th

First, we have an announcement on the book "The Changing Face of Tokyo".

Which was published in June 2019 and has been well received. The English version of this book has now become available to introduce the history of Tokyo's urban development to a wider range of people around the world. It introduces the history of Tokyo's urban development that took place throughout the last 400 years, along with a variety of referential materials. The book is available at the publication sales booth in the Citizen’s Information Room located on the 3rd floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government No.1 Building South Tower.

Next, we have information on video streaming intended for the prevention of wind and water disasters.

To help residents of Tokyo gain further understanding of wind and water disasters, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has released the following two videos. The first one is "Tokyo My Timeline Creation Navigator" with English subtitles. My Timeline is a way of preparing and planning for evacuation in the event of a wind or water disaster. This video introduces the basics of wind and water disasters, including information on hazard maps and evacuation information, as well as a guide to creating My Timeline. The second video is the English version of "TOKYO VIRTUAL HAZARD: Wind and Water Disasters.”  The dangers of wind and water disasters can be experienced through the immersive VR video, which teaches viewers the proper actions to take in the event of a disaster. These two videos are available on Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s official video channel “Tokyo Douga”, YouTube and Tokyo’s Disaster Prevention Information website.

Finally, in preparation for the second wave of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.

Please continue to wash your hands and wear face masks, as well as avoid the “Three Cs”: closed, poorly ventilated spaces, crowded places and close contact with others.

June 27th

First, we have information about the numbered tickets for Ueno Zoological Gardens and Tokyo Sea Life Park in Kasai.

The Ueno Zoo and Tokyo Sea Life Park have reopened with shortened hours for the time being, in order to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. A numbered ticket reservation system has been introduced to restrict the number of visitors to the parks each day. Both parks are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with last entry at 3:00 pm. Before visiting, please acquire a numbered ticket online. Numbered tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., applications will start for tickets for the following Monday through Sunday. To apply in English, please visit the following websites. Tickets for Ueno Zoological Gardens can be purchased at e-tix.jp/ueno/en(External link) and tickets for Tokyo Sea Life Park in Kasai are available at e-tix.jp/kasai/en (External link) .

Next, we have information on the "new normal" that will protect us from COVID-19.

In order to prevent the spread of infections in daily life and at workplaces, each individual should practice the following "new normal” behaviors. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Wear a face mask. When going out, keep a 2-meter distance from people. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby, and close-contact settings such as close-range conversations. We ask for your understanding and cooperation to establish the “new normal” and prevent the spread of infections.

June 20th

First, we have an announcement about a new video regarding the “Help Mark”.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has created the “Help Mark” to support people with invisible disabilities and conditions. This includes people with prosthetic legs or artificial joints, internal disorders, incurable diseases and women in the early stages of pregnancy, who may not seem to need assistance and care. Recently, a new video has been produced and released in multiple languages to raise awareness of the "Help Mark". The video introduces specific approaches for the “Help Mark” in Japanese and other versions with English, Chinese and Korean subtitles and audio. Please help those in need by giving up your seat on trains and buses, offering assistance to those who are in trouble at train stations and commercial facilities, as well as cooperating for safe evacuation in times of accidents or disasters. This video is available on Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Official Video Channel “Tokyo Douga”.

Next, we have information on the "new normal" that will protect us from COVID-19.

In order to prevent the spread of infections in daily life and at workplaces, each individual should practice the following "new normal” behaviors. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Wear a face mask. When going out, keep a 2-meter distance from people. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby, and close-contact settings such as close-range conversations. We ask for your understanding and cooperation to establish the “new normal” and prevent the spread of infections.

June 13th

First, we begin with information on heat stroke prevention.

Heat stroke occurs from around June during the rainy season, when the temperature and humidity rise while our body is still getting used to the heat. It is important to notice the signs and take the necessary measures before summer begins. Please be aware that wearing a face mask may block the evaporation of sweat and prevent proper body temperature adjustment, resulting in dehydration. Three key points in preventing heat stroke are as follows. Drink plenty of water and rehydrate regularly and frequently. Use hats and parasols to avoid strong sunlight when going out. Use air conditioners or electric fans to adjust the room temperature.

Next, we have information on the "new way of life," that will protect us from COVID-19.

In order to prevent the spread of infections in daily life and at workplaces, each individual should practice the following "new way of life” behaviors.

Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
Wear a face mask.
When going out, keep a 2-meter distance from people.
Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby, and close-contact settings such as close-range conversations.
Shop in small groups, maintain social distance and shop quickly.
Avoid sharing chopsticks and plates during a meal, create new seating arrangements and avoid sitting directly across from someone.
Adopt teleworking and off-peak commuting for work.
We ask for your understanding and cooperation to establish the “new way of life” and prevent the spread of infections.

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