How to Spend This Holiday Season With the end of the year and new year just ahead, please continue taking steps to prevent the spread of infection. Please do not go to crowded places. Only spend time with people you usually meet. Remember to wear a mask and wash your hands. And, please keep rooms ventilated.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and welfare (MHLW) and Immigration Services Agency(ISA) have put the information on their website regarding the regional consultation desks for those who have symptom or those who would like to consult in a foreign language with the aim that it could be useful for foreign residents who are not sure about contact points when they have worries or trouble.
The Government of Japan has announced that due to the impact of the current COVID-19 outbreak, a decision has been made to temporarily extend the period of validity of Certificates of Eligibility (COE), which are used in some visa applications.
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Last Friday, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike unveiled the Motto Tokyo campaign, created to encourage people to explore within the metropolis. With this promotion, Tokyo residents can get up to ¥5,000 discount on an overnight stay and up to ¥2,500 discount on day trips – both within Tokyo.