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GOJ to take strict anti-coronavirus steps to host international conference in Kyoto

  • March 7, 2021
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Sunday’s Mainichi wrote that the GOJ is planning to take unprecedented measures against COVID-19 infection in order to host the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (The Kyoto Congress) in Kyoto on March 7-12. The paper wrote that since this will be the first major international conference to be hosted by Japan since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the government is determined to make it a success by strictly limiting participants’ movements and activities during the conference.


According to this morning’s Nikkei and Mainichi, a total of about 160 UN officials and delegates including cabinet-level ministers have arrived in Japan to participate in the conference, and people from 152 nations are joining the meeting either in person or online.

Prime Minister Suga told the opening session of the conference on Sunday that Japan will proactively contribute to resolving challenges in crime prevention and criminal justice.

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