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Japan to extend Tokyo area state of emergency until March 21

Metropolitan government sets own targets to request emergency withdrawal

Commuters wearing protective masks make their way at Shinagawa station in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will extend the state of emergency in the capital Tokyo and the neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba for two weeks until March 21.

"I would like to consult with you on extending the period [of the emergency declaration] until March 21," Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister of state for economic and fiscal policy, said Friday morning at a meeting with health experts.

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