05/27/2020(Wed)

Future approach for countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus infection (May 27th , 2020 )

Based on the fact that the state of emergency has now been lifted nationwide, Kyoto Prefecture’s efforts regarding future countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus infection will be dealt with as follows. 1.  Building a society that can live “With Corona” The recent lifting of the state of emergency does not mark the end of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, and it is necessary for us to prepare to fight this virus for the long haul. Going forwards, it is important for us to begin to increase the levels of socio-economic activity whilst maintaining alertness to the virus. To meet this end, we are determining the role that Kyoto’s industries will need … read more “Future approach for countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus infection (May 27th , 2020 )”

05/14/2020(Thu)

Support for International Residents in Kyoto related to COVID-19

  Please find the main supporting measures for those who have been experiencing financial difficulties due to the spread of COVID-19. Currently, you may have difficulty in getting through because we have many inquiries. Please wait and try again in a few minutes. Thank you for your understanding. https://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/sogo/page/0000268832.html 1.The ¥100,000 Cash Handout Program (Special Cash Payments) Content of Inquiry Contact Office/Organization Tel (list) Opening Hours Available Languages For Reference The ¥100,000 Cash Handouts (Special Cash Payments) Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Call Center) ※The City of Kyoto is to establish the call center for the handouts in the middle of May. 0120-260-020 9am-6:30pm English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Nepali, … read more “Support for International Residents in Kyoto related to COVID-19”

05/11/2020(Mon)

Newly infected COVID-19 in Kyoto “0”, 52 days since March 19

Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City announced on the 10th that there were no new cases of the new coronavirus. It is the first time in 52 days since March 19 that no new infected person has been confirmed in the prefecture. The infected person in the prefecture was first confirmed in Kyoto City on January 30th. After that, it increased sharply after the end of March and tended to decrease from the middle of April. The number of infected people so far is 352 and the number of deaths is 13. https://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/articles/-/240485

05/09/2020(Sat)

State of emergency in Kyoto Prefecture to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus infection(Revised) (May 5th, 2020)

The state of emergency that was introduced in Kyoto Prefecture on April 17th to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus infection will be extended. Outline of the state of emergency in Kyoto Prefecture I. Area All of Kyoto Prefecture II. Period From April 17th, 2020 until May 31st, 2020. *The situation will be reassessed in mid-May, based upon the status of infections, medical care systems and so forth. III. Contents 1. Request to refrain from going out 2. Request to refrain from holding events 3. Request for restricting the use of facilities, etc. (1) Facilities that, in general, won’t be requested to close (2) Facilities that, in general, will … read more “State of emergency in Kyoto Prefecture to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus infection(Revised) (May 5th, 2020)”

05/07/2020(Thu)

[COVID-19] Press Conference by the Prime Minister regarding the Novel Coronavirus (May 4, 2020)

Speeches and Statements by the Prime Minister [Opening Statement] Soon it will be a month since we issued the declaration of a state of emergency. We set a target of reducing people-to-people contact at least by 70 percent, and ideally 80 percent. Mindful of this target, the people have made considerable efforts, including by spending their time at home as much as possible. As a result, the number of cases nationally, which at one time had increased to almost 700 a day, has recently fallen to roughly 200 per day, a reduction to one-third of the previous level. This means that we are advancing steadily along the path leading to … read more “[COVID-19] Press Conference by the Prime Minister regarding the Novel Coronavirus (May 4, 2020)”

04/17/2020(Fri)

[COVID-19] Declaration of a State of Emergency in response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease

[COVID-19] Declaration of a State of Emergency in response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease April 17, 2020 https://japan.kantei.go.jp/ongoingtopics/_00020.html [Provisional Translation] In pursuant to Article 32, Paragraph 1 of the Act on Special Measures for Pandemic Influenza and New Infectious Diseases Preparedness and Response (Act No. 31 of 2012), the government declared a state of emergency in relation to the novel coronavirus disease on April 7, 2020. It has also decided that areas subject to measures under the state of emergency are extended to all prefectures; 1. The duration in which the emergency situation measures shall be implemented From April 7 to May 6, 2020 (from April 16, for prefectures other than … read more “[COVID-19] Declaration of a State of Emergency in response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease”

04/13/2020(Mon)

Extension of the period for acceptance of applications in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Extension of the period for acceptance of applications in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) http://www.moj.go.jp/hisho/kouhou/20200131comment.html April 3, 2020 Immigration Services Agency  In light of the various circumstances associated with the impact of COVID-19 and from the perspective of preventing the spread of COVID-19, as a measure to reduce congestion at the immigration counters for residency applications, the immigration counters will be accepting applications to change the status of residence and applications to extend the period of stay from those foreign nationals (excluding foreign nationals with the status of residence of “Designated Activities (Departure Preparation Period”)) whose expiration date (see note) for their period of stay … read more “Extension of the period for acceptance of applications in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”

04/02/2020(Thu)

Regarding refusal of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease (novel Coronavirus)

Regarding refusal of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease (novel Coronavirus) (April 3, 2020 ) http://www.moj.go.jp/hisho/kouhou/20200131comment.html 新型コロナウイルス感染症の拡大防止に係る上陸拒否について(4月1日現在) http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001316538.pdf Regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) which occurred in the People’s Republic of China and has spread throughout the world, based on Cabinet approval on January 31, 2020, the announcement by the Covid-19 Measures Headquarters, and so on, for the time being, the Ministry of Justice considers foreign nationals who fall under any of the following to be foreign nationals who fall under Article 5, paragraph (1), item (xiv) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Immigration Control Act”) and unless the foreign national has … read more “Regarding refusal of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease (novel Coronavirus)”