"Compared to the occurrence and spread of infectious diseases, the impact on the lives and health of the people is very worrying. As the government, it is necessary to make a historical emergency policy for this (pneumonia)." Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in On the 9th, the Senate Budget Committee announced the new coronavirus (commonly known as Wuhan pneumonia) as a "historic emergency" in a rare serious and rather cautious tone.
On the 10th, the Abe cabinet passed the amendment to the "Countermeasures and Special Measures Act", which was deliberated on the 11th, and company banner design was formally finalized at the current session of the Senate on the 13th. According to government policy, "historical emergencies" are defined as "emergencies in which the lives, bodies, and property of the people are massively harmed, or their survival is threatened." The emergency law was created in 2012 for reference. However, this law also happened to be first introduced by the Prime Minister the day before the March 11th earthquake, nine years ago. In the next three months, regardless of the minutes of meetings related to the new coronavirus, it is obliged to keep them.
Subsequently, from the 9th, Japan's 14-day home quarantine policy for travelers from China and South Korea was officially launched at the same time. Many tourists rushed to enter Japan before the 9th. From Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Hokkaido's New Chitose Airport, there were many crowds. An international student from South Korea said that he originally expected to come to Japan in mid-March, but as soon as the Japanese ban came out, he immediately changed his flight ticket. A Japanese mother who lived in Shanghai hurried back to China with her child and told the media: "My husband is still in Shanghai alone, but he urged us to come back and talk about it", just like the state of escape before Wuhan closed the city.