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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..

November 21st

First, we’d like to tell you about a special exhibition at the Edo-Tokyo Museum.

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is currently hosting a special exhibition, "Ancient Egypt - The Creation of the World." This exhibition introduces masterpieces from the Egyptian collection of the Berlin State Museums. The Egyptian section of the Berlin State Museums boasts one of the largest Egyptian collections in the world, spanning thousands of years of Egyptian history. This exhibition, presented under the theme “The Creation of the World” features some 130 masterpieces, including over 100 works that will be exhibited for the first time in Japan. This special exhibition will be shown until April 4th. For more information, please visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum website.

Next, we have an announcement about a message from the Governor on the novel coronavirus.

To help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is streaming the Governor's message on the novel coronavirus in easy Japanese, English, Tagalog, Nepali, and other languages, to provide foreigners with easy-to-understand information. Watch the video on the Tokyo YouTube channel to learn more about how to prevent infections, such as washing your hands thoroughly, wearing a mask, and keeping your distance from people.

And finally, we have a quick announcement from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Every week, the Governor of Tokyo provides an update on the new coronavirus infection in Tokyo and the measures being taken by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in English. To watch the video, go to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government official YouTube channel and check - the Covid-19 Monitoring Report - every Thursday at 7:15pm.

November 14th

First, we have information about an educational video on "Easy Japanese Language.

"For Japanese and foreigners to communicate with each other while living together in the community, it is effective to use "Easy Japanese.” The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has created a video "Let's start using easy Japanese" to help people understand the meaning and concept of easy Japanese and put it into practice. The video is available on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official YouTube channel. We hope you'll find "easy Japanese" useful in your daily communication. Also, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has created a flyer introducing measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, to provide foreign residents with easy-to-understand information on measures to prevent infection. The flyer can be downloaded from the website of Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation “Tsunagari“ at https://www.tokyo-tsunagari.or.jp/english/ (External link).

Next, we'd like to ask you to take measures to prevent infectious diseases.

This year, there is a possibility of simultaneous outbreaks of new coronavirus and influenza so early action is needed. The infection prevention measures you have been taking, such as washing your hands thoroughly, wearing a mask and keeping your distance from people are also effective in fighting the influenza. Please also get vaccinated before the outbreak.

And lastly, the Governor of Tokyo provides a weekly update on the new coronavirus infection in Tokyo.

Please visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government official YouTube channel and check -The Covid-19 Monitoring Report - every Thursday at 7:15pm.

November 7th

First, we’d like to inform you about the "Master Guide for Safety and Security”.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has prepared a guidebook titled "Master Guide for Safety and Security" for children of foreign nationals residing in Tokyo, in multiple languages. This book contains basic knowledge and rules about crime prevention and delinquency prevention, such as how to protect yourself in the city and how to prohibit shoplifting, as well as a multilingual consultation services in case of emergency. The guidebook is available in seven languages: English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese Nepali and simple Japanese. The guidebook will be distributed to international schools, NPOs that support foreign nationals living in Tokyo, as well as to the offices of local governments. The English version of the guidebook is also available on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's website under the title "Master Guide for Safety and Security”. Please take advantage of this information for the safety and security of your children.

Next, we’d like to ask you to take measures to prevent infectious diseases.

This year, there is a possibility of simultaneous outbreaks of new coronavirus and influenza so early action is needed. The infection prevention measures you have been taking, such as washing your hands thoroughly, wearing a mask and keeping your distance from people are also effective in fighting the influenza. Please also get vaccinated before the outbreak.

And lastly, we have an announcement from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Every week, the Governor of Tokyo provides an update on the new coronavirus infection in Tokyo. For the latest information, please visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government official YouTube channel and check - the Covid-19 Monitoring Report - every Thursday at 7:15pm.

October 31st

First, we have information from Rikugien Gardens. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Rikugien Gardens in Bunkyo ward will introduce a numbered ticket reservation system to limit the number of visitors to 5,000 per day.

The system will be implemented from Wednesday, November 11th through Sunday, December 13th, when the autumn leaves are in full bloom. Visitors to the park must obtain numbered tickets online in advance. Tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one numbered ticket may be applied per day. One application will allow up to 5 people, including the applicant, to register for tickets. Application starts at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1st. To make a reservation in English, please proceed from the ticket reservation site at https://www.e-tix.jp/rikugien/en/(External link) We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in our efforts to ensure everyone's safety.

Next, we are asking everyone to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To prevent infections in the home, wash your hands often and do not share towels or toothpaste cups. When dining, avoid shared dishes like platters and serve one person at a time and ventilate the room regularly. Try to avoid touching your eyes, mouth, nose and other parts of the body that can carry the virus.

Lastly, we have an announcement from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Every week, the Governor of Tokyo provides an update on the new coronavirus infection in Tokyo and the measures being taken by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. To watch the video, please visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government official YouTube channel and check - the Covid-19 Monitoring Report - in English every Thursday at 7:15pm.

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