Tokyo Area and Surrounding Emergency Situation Opened, More Events Postponed


Tokyo Area and Surrounding Emergency Situation Opened, More Events Postponed

A new Emergency Situation from January 8 to February 7 for Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures has been inaugurated. Various events and projects have taken the initiative to maintain public safety, but with the official announcement of this second Emergency, more delays have been announced.

Wonder Festival 2021 (Winter) has been canceled. Staff said around 6,500 exhibitors would be present at the February 7 event, and this alone would exceed the maximum attendance limit of 5,000 in an emergency.

Square Enix postponed the Final Fantasy XIV Artwork Exhibition. The new schedule will be announced at a later date. The event was originally scheduled to take place from Friday January 8, to Tuesday January 12. The February 5-6 stream seems to be going on as usual.

Gotoubun ∬ attractions at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park have been postponed to an unannounced date. The attraction was originally scheduled to run at the amusement park from February 13 to April 4.


The six concerts “Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 6th Live << 2nd DRB >>” in Osaka, Aichi, and Tokyo will continue from January 30th to February 21st, but now the format is

The Noitamina Shop and Café closes an hour earlier at 8 PM. (with last order at 19.00)

Banana Fish Cafe & Bar cancels reservations for time slots at or after 19:00. and no longer accepts guests without a reservation.

The Sanrio Puroland theme park will be closed from January 9 to January 31. If it remains open, the park will close at 17:00.

Gundam Factory Yokohama stopped selling admission tickets from January 9 to 11, but will announce later how people can buy tickets on the same day they visit. In addition, the venue will no longer sell Gundam Dock Tower tickets in advance at 19:45 onwards from 12 January to 31 January. (Gundam Dock Tower tickets allow visitors to take an elevator in the statue's “hangar” to view the statue from head level.) The facility has already suspended ticket sales from February 1 to 15.

Local authorities have asked the event to limit attendance to under 5,000 people since late December. The prefecture was considering lowering the attendance limit at events to 1,000, but ultimately decided to ask for a maximum limit of 50% of venue capacity or 5,000 people. The event must also end at 8pm.


The prefecture is also considering asking cinemas and theme parks to limit attendance to 50% of their capacity. TOHO, Aeon, United, and Shochiku - Japan's four largest cinema chains - announced on Tuesday that they will stop selling early tickets for screenings on Fridays and beyond in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures. People can now only buy tickets at the affected cinema on the day of the screening, if the cinema is open. (Some special screenings are not included.) Cinema chain Cinema Sunshine already announced on Saturday similar restrictions on advance ticket sales.

Hololive concert has canceled the physical event for IDOL PROJECT 1st Live. "Bloom" and the event will take place in a live streaming format online without a physical audience. Refunds have been opened for interested viewers.

Japan reported 7,101 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the third day in a row with an all-time high daily case.

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Source: ANN, NHK

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