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U.S. Forces Japan extends Japan-wide public health emergency

20-007 | May 12, 2020

Yokota Air Base, Tokyo – The commander of U.S. Forces Japan, Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, extended the public health emergency (PHE) today for all of Japan. This order extends the previous Japan-wide PHE declared on April 15, 2020.

The PHE will remain in effect through June 14, 2020, unless it is renewed or terminated sooner by the USFJ Commander.

USFJ continually assesses preventative measures and continues to encourage strict hygiene and social distancing to reduce the risk of transmission.