16 April 2020 – State of Emergency declared for all prefectures

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister’s Office of Japan

Overview: In pursuant to Article 32, Paragraph 1 of the Act on Special Measures for Pandemic Influenza and New Infectious Diseases Preparedness and Response (Act No. 31 of 2012), the government declared a state of emergency in relation to the novel coronavirus disease on April 7, 2020. It has also decided that areas subject to measures under the state of emergency are extended to all prefectures.
Full details here: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/ongoingtopics/_00020.html

Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government