Good evening from Tokyo, where the second time Semi-emergency Spread Prevention Measures have been applied.
Yesterday was the last day of the third time state of emergency for Tokyo. Starting today, 21 June, until 11 July, the second Semi-emergency Spread Prevention Measures will apply to Tokyo.
Discussions about the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which are nearing their opening, are now taking in the Government. PM Suga announced that if the Government declares the state of emergency during the Olympics, the games will be held without spectators. There is still more time before the Paralympics, which will follow the Olympics. By then, the situation will have changed in many things. So, it seems that the Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government would prefer to think about Covid-19 response to the Paralympics separately from the Olympics.
The total number of vaccinations against Covid-19 in Japan has exceeded 30 million shots. Today, several universities and many private companies have started the mass vaccinations. More progress will be made in this week.
Today was the summer solstice. The sky was grey in the morning. It was a boring colour. Around noon there was some blue sky. I felt a fresh breeze in the afternoon. It wasn’t like the rainy season, but I was delighted. In the early evening, I went for a short walk in the neighbourhood. The hydrangeas were in bloom. The sky had the depth of like the autumn. The moon in the blue sky. Interesting clouds. Towards sunset, there was a soft glow. At midnight now, a fresh wind is blowing in from outside the window. I like it. I wish this wind would last forever.
People who received at least one shot of the vaccine in Japan
As of 20 June: 22,437,512 people
(17.8% of the total population of 125.36 million on 1 May)
Good night. Have a good dream.
Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
21 June 2021 #tokyo #japan