Covid-19 Info

Hackerfarm has prepared a special page for Covid-19 info for English speakers in Japan. We will be updating this page with links and information as we receive them.


  • Covid-19 Situation Report in Japan
    • Nice summary information of Covid-19 data in Japan
  • Japan Coronavirus Map
    • Not exactly in English, but very useful with Chrome and Google Translate turned on. It’s a great map that lists the locations of all known cases in Japan and updated daily. It’s great if you live in less populous areas, but recently places like Tokyo are getting saturated with case points.
  • Japan Covid-19 Tracker
    • This site gives multiple charts and graphs of the Covid-19 situation in Japan. It also provides the data in a chart format and provides helpful links for further info.
  • Tokyo Covid19 Tracker
    • This site is put out by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and lists specific information and real-time data for Tokyo
  • Tokyo Keizai Data Visualization
    • Charts and graphs based on data from the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
  • Reddit r/JapanLife Megathread
    • r/JapanLife is a forum for people in Japan to ask questions. They made a special megathread where people can post information and news regarding Covid-19. They’re currently on their third megathread because it fills up with comments so quickly.
  • Kyodo News English
    • Kyodo News is a nonprofit cooperative news agency and distributes news in Japan to multiple newspapers and other news outlets. It can be thought of as the Japanese version of the Associated Press.
  • NHK World News
    • NHK World News is the English site of NHK which is the Japanese national news network. It’s equivalent to BBC in the UK.
  • Asahi Shimbun
    • English website for the Japanese newspaper
  • Mainichi News English
    • This is the English website for the Japanese Mainichi newspaper.
  • US Embassy
    • This is a special page set up by the US Embassy for Covid-19. It has important information, especially for US nationals, on the current situation as well as links to government sites, phone numbers, and information from the US.
    • 2020-04-03: US Embassy issues a health alert to US citizens in Japan.
      • “If U.S. citizens wish to return to the United States, they should make arrangements to do so now.”
  • JNTO Emergency Guide 
    • JNTO, the Japan National Tourist Organization, has an emergency guide for tourists that need to seek medical attention in Japan. It has a searchable list of medical institutions based on area as well as phone numbers that can be called if medical attention is needed.
  • Medical hotline for Covid-19 for foreigners
      • Article that introduces a hotline for foreigners specifically for Covid-19. Links to the Japanese site of the hotline, but they have a menu item for the English site with the English phone number.
  • How to get tested for Covid-19 in Tokyo
    • One person’s experience getting tested for Covid-19 in Tokyo

Phone Numbers

  • JNTO Hotline
    • If you are ill or suspect you may be ill, you can find more information in English at the JNTO hotline.
    • 050-3816-2787
  • Japan’s health ministry hotline
    • Available in Japanese only, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • 0120-565653 
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s hotline
    • Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • 0570-550571
    • Available via fax for those with hearing impairments
    • 03-5388-1396
  • Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center
    • 0120-296-004
    • The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has set up a hotline for foreign residents — The Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS), which can be reached at 0120-296-004  and will be available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. except on weekends and holidays.
  • AMDA Medical Information Center’s “Multilingual Consultation Service Regarding COVID-19”
    • (April 10~May 20, 2020)
    • Available in English, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.
    • Also available in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Spanish, Vietnamese and Portuguese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.
    • 03-6233-9266
    • Available in English and Chinese on weekdays only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 090-3359-8324 

General Links

Covid-19 Technology Resources