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News and links COVID-19 (April 2)

News and links COVID-19 (April 2)

-Tokyo extends event cancellations, facility closures to May 6 (April 2, The Mainichi)
Tokyo to keep city-run schools closed through May 6 (April 1, The Japan Times)


-Japan to give cloth face masks to 50 million households to fight virus as part of the economic package that the government will compile next week (April 1, Kyodo News)


-Sentiment among Japan’s big manufacturers falls into negative for first time in seven years (April 1, The Japan Times)


-Japan to expand entry ban to 73 countries, regions amid virus spread (April 1, Kyodo News)


Japan Post: Temporary suspension of acceptance and delivery delays of mail items destined to various countries/territories, incl. Belgium and Luxembourg (as of April 1)


-Japan enacts legislation to facilitate employment until age 70 (March 31, The Mainichi)


-METI’s Support Measures for Companies Concerning the Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus Disease in English and Japanese


Japan Finance Corporation (Jap. only, French translation available on the French Chamber of Commerce in Japan website)


-Information to companies and those working in Tokyo by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (mainly in Japanese)


-Also the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has posted an update regarding salary support (in Japanese only)


-Coronavirus-related updates from Luxembourg can be found here


-Coronavirus-related updates from Belgium can be found here


Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce: overview of measures in the EU and in the world


-We also advise you to revisit the links from our first newsletter to keep track of updates.


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In the meantime, stay healthy and safe!


The BLCCJ office