17 February 2020 – Public celebrations of Emperor Naruhito’s birthday cancelled

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Type of Intervention: Social distancing
Sectors Involved: Mass gathering cancellation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: Japan’s Imperial House announced the cancellation of the public celebrations of Emperor Naruhito’s birthday, which were scheduled for 23 March. This would have been a large-scale event: “In December 2018, nearly 82,000 people visited the palace for Emperor Akihito’s final birthday address”.
Full details here: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/japan-cancels-emperors-birthday-event-over-coronavirus/1736369