Due to other projects, Japan Everyday will be on a temporary hiatus. In some ways, the timing is good. Golden Week, one of the largest holiday seasons of the year in Japan, starts this week. It is a time when nothing much happens in Japan. My bank even sent me an email saying that its customers will not be able to log into its web site for five days during the holiday.
There is also the ongoing coronavirus situation, which has led to yet another official lockdown. This one runs from April 25 through May 11 at least, and impacts Japan’s major metropolitan areas. Unlike the kinkyū jitai sengen (State of Emergency) from a few months ago, this one will be more stringent, with the government asking places like amusement parks and department stores to close completely.
For these and other reasons, Japan Everyday will be taking a break for now. Existing articles are still here for your reading enjoyment. For those who signed up as Japan Everyday members, those accounts will remain intact. During this hiatus, members will not be charged monthly membership fees, nor will those who sign up as new members during this break period. That means that it is a great time to join as a Japan Everyday member, for now at no cost.
While the duration of this break is uncertain, rest assured that Japan Everyday will return with more great content about everyday life in Japan.
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