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.
Eager to curb the growing number of infections, Tokyo had initially planned to ask a wide range of businesses to close, but the central government objected to the capital’s plan, citing huge repercussions for daily life and economic activity for the more than 9 million people who live there.
Koike met with Yasutoshi