Tokyo to be included in gov't travel subsidy program from Oct.1

Japan’s tourism minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Friday the government will include Tokyo in its domestic travel subsidy program from Oct. 1, after having excluded the capital from the campaign since its start in July amid a spike in coronavirus cases.The announcement came a day after the Tokyo metropolitan government lowered its virus alert by one level from the highest of four and decided to end next Tuesday its request for establishments serving alcohol in the capital’s central areas to shorten their business hours.With the number of new cases in Tokyo on a downward trend in recent days, the p…

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