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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..

February, 27th

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will hold an online event titled "UNLEASH TOKYO," featuring speakers from both Japanese and overseas companies as well as influencers with a deep understanding of Tokyo that are also active internationally.

Through presentations and panel discussions, speakers from foreign companies that have been successful in Tokyo as well as Japanese companies that are actively collaborating with foreign companies, and venture capital firms that invest in and support start-ups, will discuss the true attractiveness of Tokyo as a business city. The event will be held from Tuesday, March 9th through Thursday, March 11th, from 2:00 p.m. each day. Participation is free of charge. The online event "UNLEASH TOKYO" will be broadcast in English on the official Invest Tokyo YouTube channel. Please subscribe to the channel in advance and see you there!

Next, the number of new positive cases of Covid-19 infection in Tokyo is on the downward trend, however the rate at which they are dropping is slowing down and the situation remains unpredictable.

If we do not thoroughly reduce the number of new infections and prevent a rebound, there is a risk that the number of infected people will increase rapidly again. We would like to ask everyone to refrain from non-essential outings both day and night. In addition, please take all basic measures against infectious diseases, such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently and avoiding crowded places, poorly ventilated spaces and close contact with others.

Lastly, the Governor of Tokyo releases weekly reports in English on the latest COVID-19 impact and efforts in Tokyo.

Please be updated with the "The COVID-19 - Monitoring Report" streamed every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official YouTube channel.

February, 20th

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is promoting a variety of initiatives aimed at achieving sustainable use of plastics with net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

As part of this effort, an online seminar, "Circular Innovation Forum," will be held in order to bring private and public sector stakeholders together to discuss the circular economy, by sharing information on trends of innovative business and technology development in Japan as well as overseas. This online seminar aims to introduce innovations in decarbonization and circular economy, and the latest examples of reducing and reusing. The "Circular Innovation Forum," will be held on Monday, March 8th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in both Japanese and English. Please note, that there is a maximum of 500 attendees for this forum. Due to this, registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please use the application form on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Environment website.

The number of new positive cases of Covid-19 infection in Tokyo is on a downward trend, but if we relax our measures now, it will lead to the re-spreading of the infection.

To help stop the spread of the virus, it is necessary to curb the movement of people. We would like to ask everyone to refrain from non-essential outings both day and night. In addition, please take all basic measures against infectious diseases, such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently and avoiding crowded places, poorly ventilated spaces and close contact with others.

Lastly, the Governor of Tokyo releases weekly reports in English on the latest COVID-19 impact and efforts in Tokyo.

Please be updated with the "The COVID-19 - Monitoring Report" streamed every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official YouTube channel.

February, 13th

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Sewerage has been working on communicating the roles, challenges, and attractions of sewerage.

Recently, the Shibaura Wastewater Treatment Plant's tour course has been renewed to combine conventional tours with digital technologies such as AR (Augmented Reality) and CG (Computer Graphics). Currently, actual facility tours have been suspended to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, but for those who are interested, a renewed video of the facility tour is being distributed via the web. The contents are easy to understand and realistic, and you can experience what it’s like to actually visit the facility while watching the video. The English version of the video is available on the official website of the Bureau of Sewerage or the The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s official video channel ”Tokyo Douga”.

Next, in accordance with the extension of the national "emergency declaration" to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has also extended its state of emergency until Sunday, March 7th, and will cover the entire metropolitan area.

In order to stop the spread of infection during this period, it is necessary to thoroughly control the flow of people. All residents of Tokyo are asked to refrain from non-essential outings, both in the daytime and at night. In addition, please take all basic measures against infectious diseases, such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently and avoiding crowded places, poorly ventilated spaces and close contact with others.

Lastly, the Governor of Tokyo releases weekly reports in English on the latest COVID-19 impact and efforts in Tokyo.

Please be updated with the "The COVID-19 - Monitoring Report" streamed every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official YouTube channel.

February, 6th

In accordance with the extension of the national "emergency declaration" to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has also extended its "emergency measures". The extension will last until Sunday, March 7th, and will cover the entire Tokyo metropolitan area.

We would like to ask everyone to refrain from non-essential outings at any time of the day or night. Restaurants should only be open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., and serving of alcoholic beverages should be limited to 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We ask for your continued cooperation in preventing the spread of the new coronavirus.

Next, the Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information Service "Himawari" provides residents with information on medical facilities in the Tokyo area, including locations and the details of their medical services.

If you are looking for a hospital or a medical clinic, check the Himawari website, where you can search for basic information such as the name, location, clinical department, hours of operation, as well as information on available treatments, hospital systems and services, transportation access and medical facilities that offer services in foreign languages. The website is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. To access the “Himawari" website, please go to (https://www.himawari.metro.tokyo.jp/)

Lastly, the Governor of Tokyo releases weekly reports in English on the latest COVID-19 impact and efforts in Tokyo.

Please be updated with the "The COVID-19 - Monitoring Report" streamed every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official YouTube channel.

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