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State of Emergency Will Not Disrupt Services

| Deeper Japan , Tokyo
State of Emergency Will Not Disrupt Services

Japan declared a state of emergency on Tuesday that covers Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka.

Despite the declaration, public transportation such as trains and buses will continue to operate as usual. Major highways in Tokyo will also not be affected. Rail companies will keep windows in train cars open to increase air circulation.

Other public infrastructure including utilities and cell phone service will continue to be operational. Major convenience store chains Family Mart, Seven Eleven and Lawson will remain open. In addition, Megabanks Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui and Mizuho will also continue business operations.