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Tokyo and GOJ differ over types of industries to be suspended under state of emergency

  • April 8, 2020
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All national dailies wrote that Tokyo Governor Koike said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will announce on Friday specific types of facilities and industries to be suspended under the state of emergency with the goal of beginning to shut them down on Saturday. The paper wrote that although Koike had planned to make an announcement on the issue ahead of the GOJ’s declaration of a state of emergency, Tokyo has yet to conclude negotiations with the central government on the matter because there are still some differences to be ironed out. According to the papers, the Tokyo government had originally planned to ask a wide range of businesses and services, such as department stores, shopping malls, universities, private tutoring schools, and barbers, to close. However, Prime Minister Abe stated during a news conference on Tuesday that barbers and hair salons are essential services. He added the GOJ is asking producers, distributors, and retailers of daily necessities to continue operating.

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