What is the practical meaning of the state of emergency in Japan? Does it seem to be different from what I was expecting? Today, I went out to do some personal chores. The only difference I noticed from other regular days was that the traffic on the roads was a little less than normal. Some of the businesses were closed. Apart from that, there was almost no difference. People were still walking, talking and doing whatever they wanted. That was all surprising for me as I was expecting something much stricter than this?
Whatever the reasons, people in Japan generally do not pay heed to what the Japanese government says and does.
This all may be puzzling for me as this soft version of the state of emergency may not be of much help in curbing the coronavirus spread. We would like to hear from you about your experiences in Tokyo and other cities in the country. Please give your thoughts on this via this email address.