Passengers wait to get on a shinkansen bullet train at JR Tokyo Station on Saturday, as fewer people head to their hometowns over the summer holiday period. Photo: KyodoPassengers wait to get on a shinkansen bullet train at JR Tokyo Station on Saturday, as fewer people head to their hometowns over the summer holiday period. Photo: Kyodo
Passengers wait to get on a shinkansen bullet train at JR Tokyo Station on Saturday, as fewer people head to their hometowns over the summer holiday period. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: Japan’s Bon summer holiday season off to a quiet start as people stay home

  • Japanese have been urged to avoid travelling to their hometowns to see their families, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise
  • Japan’s prefectural governors have asked the government to increase grants, which now total US$28 billion, to fund measures to fight the virus

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Passengers wait to get on a shinkansen bullet train at JR Tokyo Station on Saturday, as fewer people head to their hometowns over the summer holiday period. Photo: KyodoPassengers wait to get on a shinkansen bullet train at JR Tokyo Station on Saturday, as fewer people head to their hometowns over the summer holiday period. Photo: Kyodo
Passengers wait to get on a shinkansen bullet train at JR Tokyo Station on Saturday, as fewer people head to their hometowns over the summer holiday period. Photo: Kyodo
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