- 14 Mar 2002
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People need their rituals. It might be better to hope that people will be smart enough to do their oshogatsu rituals safely rather than forgo them.
Hopefully. The shrines will certainly not forgo their most lucrative season.
Meanwhile, JR East, Tokyo Metro, Keisei Electric Railway and Keikyu Corp. announced that they will not run all-night trains on New Year’s Eve through New Year’s Day, as a measure to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. For JR East, the cancellation of the train services will be the first since 1987.
Gov. Yuriko Koike and governors of three prefectures bordering the capital asked Wednesday for the central government and railway firms to halt the services, to limit the spread of COVID-19.