Safety Measures in Japan to Curb the Spread of the Coronavirus

The Japanese government has recommended avoiding the "three Cs as part of their anti-coronavirus strategy. The three Cs are: poorly-ventilated "closed spaces" "crowded places", where many people gather; and "close-contact settings", where people converse up close. Situations where these three conditions are present should be avoided. This page will inform you on the specific steps Japanese businesses are taking to follow the government's calls and ensure public health and safety in the face of the coronavirus.

How Japanese Businesses Are Combating the Coronavirus

Airports, which welcome arrivals from and departures to the rest of the world, and public transit like trains and buses, which we rely on to get around, can be vectors for transmitting the coronavirus. Here, we'll cover the stringent health and safety measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Japan's airports and on public transit systems.


ANA

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■ Facility Information

ANA is Japan’s most renowned and largest airline and is also recognized as one of the best airlines in the world by a UK rating company SKYTRAX. It’s motto is “Anshin,Attaka,Akaruku-genki!” which means “Reliable, Warm, Enthusiastic!.” The “ANA Care Promise” is the new standard for air travel which shows how ANA cares and commits passenger safety when they travel on ANA.


■ Health and Safety Measures

-Ground Staff and Cabin Attendants Wearing Masks -Serving you in a hygienic and clean environment -Maintaining social distancing -Boarding Procedures -Aircraft cabins will be disinfected frequently. -Antibacterial Wipes -Ensuring air c... Read More


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East Japan Railway Company (JR East)

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■ Facility Information

A railway company serving eastern Japan. It operates many lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which are used by countless passengers to get to work or school.


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Ventilation on board via air-conditioning systems and open windows • Congestion data is provided online and through an app to reduce overcrowding • Masks are used by all staff members • Vinyl sheets are put in place to prevent airborne ... Read More


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Hankyu Railway

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■ Facility Information

A railway connecting Umeda in Osaka, Kobe and Takarazuka in Hyogo Prefecture, and Kyoto. The railroad is well loved by locals who rely on it to get to work and school, or to reach travel destinations. On the Japanese Customer Satisfaction Index, Hankyu has won 1st place among commuter railroads for 11 years running (as of February 2020).


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Train cars are regularly disinfected • Windows are open for ventilation • Staff on the train and on platforms are wearing masks • Announcements for infection prevention measures such as staggered commuting and cough etiquette are broadc... Read More


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Kansai International Airport

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■ Facility Information

The gateway to the Kansai region. It has two runways (4,000 meters and 3,500 meters long) and operates 24 hours a day. The airport offers 1,570 flights per week, flying to a total of 91 cities in 26 countries (as of summer 2019).


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Airport staffs are wearing masks • Areas that passengers often use such as counters, security checkpoints, and escalators are thoroughly disinfected and cleaned • Disinfectant for customers has been placed throughout the terminals • For... Read More


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Nippori-Toneri Liner

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■ Facility Information

A 9.7 km line connecting Nippori Station (Arakawa-ku) with the Toneri area (Adachi-ku). It’s a modern transit system operated autonomously by a computer system.


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Straps and handrails on train cars are regularly disinfected • Ticket machines, escalator and stair handrails, and other station machinery within stations are regularly disinfected • Ventilation on board via air-conditioning systems and ... Read More


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Toei Bus

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■ Facility Information

A bus system run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Its buses connect the city center to working-class areas, as well as run routes in parts of Edogawa-ku and the Tama area. Its detailed network weaves through a large area of central Tokyo, including Tokyo Station, Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno, Shinagawa, and Roppongi.


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Straps and handrails on buses are regularly disinfected • Ventilation within buses via air conditioners and open windows, as well as leaving doors open at first and last stops • Vinyl sheets are installed around the driver’s seat • Some... Read More


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Toei Subway

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A subway system run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Its four lines (the Asakusa, Mita, Shinjuku, and Oedo Lines) run through Tokyo and the surrounding areas. Running through numerous vibrant districts of Tokyo, these lines directly connect the city center with suburban residential areas.


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Straps and handrails on train cars are regularly disinfected • Ticket machines, escalator and stair handrails, and other station machinery within stations are regularly disinfected • Ventilation on board via air-conditioning systems and ... Read More


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Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)

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■ Facility Information

The gateway not just to other parts of Japan, but to the entire world as well. Due to its convenient location, easy access, comfortable facilities, and services that cater to every customer’s needs, Haneda Airport has a high reputation across the world.


■ Health and Safety Measures

• All airport staff are wearing masks • All door handles, handrails (including of moving walkways and escalators), and luggage-cart handles within the terminals are disinfected • Alcohol disinfectant for customers has been placed throughou... Read More


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Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line)

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■ Facility Information

This tram line goes between Minowabashi and Waseda. Loved by locals as a convenient way to get around, it has recently become popular among tourists as well. The line runs through many interesting spots with plenty to see, such as beautiful cherry and rose flowers, scenic and historic places overflowing with culture, and lively, old-fashioned shopping streets.


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Straps and handrails on board are regularly disinfected • Ventilation within tram cars via air conditioners and open windows • Vinyl sheets are installed around the driver’s seat • Alcohol disinfectant is available (in station offices, ... Read More


Official Website Please check each company's official website for the latest information.