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.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Tuesday a state of emergency in Tokyo and six prefectures hit by a surge in coronavirus infections. But the capital and the central government have long engaged in a tug of war between curbing infections and limiting the economic impact.
Koike met with Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister