That state of emergency started in July (though Okinawa had then already been under a state of emergency for four months).
The Japanese government declared a quasi-state of emergency in Okinawa, Yamaguchi, and Hiroshima prefectures on Friday in light of rising new infection case counts of COVID-19 in those prefectures.
The number of new cases has doubled every one to two days last week in Okinawa, Tokyo, and other prefectures.
The Japanese government has also extended the border restrictions, setting a ban on new foreign entrants.
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