This article also has information regarding special rules for visa application, masks and toilet paper
Wash your hands with soap or use disinfectants when you return home, when cooking, before eating, etc.
For more information on how to wash your hands properly and prevent disease, see the multilingual website made by CLAIR (The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations):
Click here to see information on proper coughing etiquette from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare – Kosei Rodo-sho (in Japanese, English and Chinese).
Avoid places with poor ventilation, places frequented by many people and places where you can come in contact with many unknown people.
Places where outbreaks occurs: gyms, boats, restaurants with buffets,etc.
Separate rooms between people with suspected infection and those without symptoms.
Choose a single person who is healthy to care for others.
See more information on prevention published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare – Kosei Rodo-sho (in Japanese only) click here.
Consult with the Travel Returnees and Contaminated People Consultation Center (Kikokusha Sesshokusha Soudan Center) and schedule a medical appointment.
See more information from Mie Info about when and how to schedule an appointment click here.
About the new coronavirus (recent information from the homepage of Mie Prefecture:
*in Japanese only
Information on special rules for applying for a stay visa (between March 1 and 31, 2020)
If your period of residence (visa) ends in March or you want to renew your period of stay or change your visa status, please see the “Japan Immigration Services Agency Announcement” on CLAIR’s multilingual website (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
Information on masks, tissues and toilet paper (March 4, 2020)
National manufacturers will operate 24 hours to produce 3 times more masks. And the production is expected to increase even more in the coming days.
There is information on the Internet about the lack of these items. However, the production and supply of paper products is proceeding as normal. So there is no need to worry.
* Do not make purchases triggered by panic or for resale.