ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Coronavirus

Tokyo's bars and restaurants stay open despite coronavirus curbs

City shortens list of businesses asked to close as economic worries mount

Restaurants, including izakaya pubs, will stay open until 8 p.m. and serve alcohol until 7 p.m. under Tokyo's business closure plans. (Photo by Koji Uema)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to keep restaurants and pubs open with limited hours during Japan's monthlong state of emergency, in an about-face prompted by pressure from the central government. 

Tokyo Gov. Yurko Koike plans to announce the details Friday, hoping for swift business closures. 

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more