Good evening from Tokyo, where the Semi-emergency Spread Prevention Measures have been applied.
The number of infections grew more in Tokyo and Osaka today. However, I have to say that this is a very low number compared to other countries especially where vaccination schedules are not as advanced. Generally, in Asia, there is a tendency for the number of infections to be lower. There have been many hypotheses for this, but in the end it is not clear what the reasons are. I have often written that there is no lockdown here. There is no law to do so. There are no strict national restrictions here like other countries, so Japan can’t control the spread of the disease as other Asian countries can. That’s the story. That’s why, even though the number of infections has increased, concerts and professional sports have gone on here in the style of with Corona.
It is possible that the third state of emergency will be declared in Osaka and Tokyo this week.
The PM, who visited the US late last week to meet with President Biden, held telephone discussions with Pfizer’s CEO, and called for additional supplies of vaccine. As a result, it is expected that the full supply of vaccines needed in Japan will be available by September. However, the problem of who will inject 110 million people with such a large amount of vaccine in such a short period of time has not been solved.
Today’s photos are trees. I love to see the layers of colours in various kinds of green. I also love to see the shadows of the branches and leaves of the trees illuminated by the backlight against the blue sky. The park is coming into its new season, when the fresh greens will become even more polished. After the cherry blossoms, there is a joy in seeing the new greenery. So, can I go to the park tomorrow?
Have a nice dream. Good night.
Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
19 April 2021 #tokyo #japan